Mahesh Bhupathi & Lara Dutta: What makes a superstar

ABOUT LARA DUTTA:

Lara Dutta, is a model, actress, producer and entrepreneur. She debuted in Bollywood in 2005, and in 2011 had her first stint as a producer. Her production house, Bheegi Basanti Productions, is now set to make her digital production debut with an upcoming web series based on The Meadow, Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark's 2012 book. Dutta is also a yoga practitioner and recently successfully launched her skincare range ‘Arias’.

ABOUT MAHESH BHUPATHI: Internationally-acclaimed tennis player, Mahesh Bhupathi is a Padmashree awardee (2001) for his contribution to Indian cricket. Just two years after beginning his professional career, in 1997 he became the first Indian to win a Grand Slam tournament in mixed doubles. After a series of successive wins, in 1999, Bhupathi and Leander Paes became the world no. 1 doubles team. With his win at the Australian Open mixed doubles in 2006, he joined the elite group of eight tennis players who have achieved a career Grand Slam in mixed doubles. The following year, in 2007, he was awarded the Sports people for Change Karmaveer Puraskaar. He has also been honoured with the Davis Cup Commitment Award. One of the most dominant names in Indian sporting history, Bhupathi retired from professional tennis in 2016. Bhupathi is a part of the Board of Advisors of IIMUN and India’s current non-playing Davis Cup Captain.


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Mahesh Bhupathi

Tennis Legend

Internationally-acclaimed tennis player, Mahesh Bhupathi is a Padmashree awardee (2001) for his contribution to Indian cricket. Just two years after beginning his professional carreer, in 1997 he became the first Indian to win a Grand Slam tournament in mixed doubles. After a series of successive wins, in 1999, Bhupathi and Leander Paes became the world no. 1 doubles team. With his win at the Australian Open mixed doubles in 2006, he joined the elite group of eight tennis players who have achieved a career Grand Slam in mixed doubles. The following year, in 2007, he was awarded the Sports people for Change Karmaveer Puraskaar. He has also been honoured with the Davis Cup Commitment Award. One of the most dominant names in Indian sporting history, Bhupathi retired from professional tennis in 2016. Bhupathi is a part of the Board of Advisors of IIMUN and India’s current non-playing Davis Cup Captain.

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