Bipasha Basu is an Indian actress who has featured in over 50 films, predominantly in Bollywood. After a successful career as a model,  she made her film debut with a supporting role in Abbas—Mustan 's thriller Ajnabee , which won her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She had her first major success with the supernatural thriller Raaz , which earned Basu her first Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination. Basu followed this initial success with roles in a series of commercial failures, including the thrillers Aetbaar , Rudraksh , Rakht —all in —and the romance Barsaat Her role as an executive at a conglomerate in Madhur Bhandarkar 's drama Corporate earned her another nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. Her performance as a troubled wife in Rituparno Ghosh 's Bengali film Shob Charitro Kalponik was critically acclaimed.