Who says models can't act? On actress Lara Dutta's 38th birthday, here's a look at Bollywood heroines who began their career as a model
Aishwarya Rai: Hers is quite a fairytale. After being crowned Miss World in 1994, she worked in Tamil films, moved to Bollywood and earned international fame through film projects and appearances at prestigious events across the shores. Counted among the world's most beautiful women, Aishwarya has proved her acting mettle in films like 'Taal', 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam', 'Devdas', 'Guru' and 'Guzaarish'. In 2009, she was given the Padmi Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour, for her contribution to cinema. She made her much aniticipated comeback with the Sanjay Gupta directorial, 'Jazbaa'