Nauheed Cyrusi

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Nauheed Cyrusi
Nauheed Cyrusi at the unveil Blackberrys Spring Summer' 13 collection.jpg
Nauheed Cyrusi at the unveil Blackberrys Spring Summer' 13 collection
Born (1982-10-19) 19 October 1982 (age 31)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Nationality United Kingdom British
Occupation Actress

Nauheed Cyrusi (born 19 October 1982) is an British model, VJ and actress.[1] The meaning of her name is "Venus"[2]

Early life[edit]

Nauheed was born to a Parsee Zorastrian Family in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She studied in Notting Hill & Ealing High School, and graduated from Robinson College, Cambridge and University of London and is pursuing M.Com through correspondence.

Nauheed originally wanted to take to traveling by becoming an Air Hostess, but after modeling for three years, she decided to become an actress.[3][4][5]

Modeling career[edit]

While in school she accompanied her friend to an audition and at the age of 14 she appeared in an advertisement for Dhara Refined Oil. Subsequently she went on to appear in Head & Shoulders, Britannia Little Hearts Biscuits, Ayurvedic Concepts (now Himalaya) advertisements.[6]

Nauheed started her career as a model, featuring in many music videos. Piya Basanti being a memorable one, which brought her to the attention of Bollywood producers.Nauheed has appeared in many advertisements on television as well as the print media.

She was associated with EverYuth Orange Peel-Off Skin Vitaliser and was a craze among girls across the country.

Film career[edit]

She made her film debut in Padam Kumar's Supari, starring Uday Chopra and Rahul Dev. While the film flopped, director Vikram Bhatt chose her for Inteha opposite Ashmit Patel. She was recommended to Director Padam Kumar by Channel V's VJ, Purab Kohli, with whom she had worked on Zee TV's 'Hip Hip Hooray'.[6]

She also played a small role in the youth-oriented tele-series Hip Hip Hurray. She then acted in the Telugu film Sakhiya with Tarun Kumar. She made an appearance at the India Fashion Week 2007 as well as the Allen Solly Fashion Show, along with fellow actress Koel Purie.

Nauheed was seen as the main lead in choreographer turned director Ahmed Khan's Lakeer, starring Sunny Deol, John Abraham, Sunil Shetty and Sohail Khan. Nauheed also starred in Anwar which was directed by Manish Jha, starring Manisha Koirala, Siddharth Koirala, Rajpal Yadav, Vijay Raaz, Hiten Tejwani.

Her release in April 2007 was Life Mein Kabhie Kabhiee, which also stars Aftab Shivdasani and Dino Morea. She was also be seen in ADA...A Way of Life, which garnered fame because of music of A.R. Rahman and Meeting Se Meeting Tak, which also stars Dino Morea and Priyanka Sharma.

She was one of the contestants on "Khatron Ke Khiladi - Level 2" the Indian version of Fear Factor. She reached the top 5 but eventually got eliminated after failing a car stunt.

She was seen in the movie August 2009 release Kisaan, also starring Jackie Shroff, Sohail Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Diya Mirza. She played opposite Sohail Khan as a girl named Titli from a village in Punjab. Her next release was English language film,"Rockin' Meera" directed by Param gill. She played the title role of Meera and the film was commercial and critical success in United States. Recently she was in Main Aurr Mrs Khanna in a supporting role as Nina, Kareena Kapoor's character, Best Friend. She has also appeared in Kurbaan 2009 starring Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2003 Supari Dilnawaaz 'Dillu' Hindi
Inteha Tina Saxena Hindi
2004 Lakeer Bindiya Hindi
Sakhiya (Naatho Raa) Chandana Telugu
2006 Holiday Samara Hindi
Rockin' Meera Meera English
2007 Anwar Mehru Hindi
Life Mein Kabhie Kabhiee Monica Seth Hindi
Aggar Ritu Hindi
2008 Sirf Shalu Hindi
Bhootnath Tina Hindi
Rafoo Chakkar: Fun on the Run Juli Vipun Patel Hindi
2009 42 Kms. Divya Hindi
Aasma: The Sky Is the Limit Dia Hindi
Love Ka Tadka Hindi
Meeting Se Meeting Tak Hindi
Betchalor Party Tanu Hindi
Kisaan Titli Kaur Hindi
Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna Neena Hindi
Kurbaan Salma Hindi
2010 Ada... A Way of Life Gul Hindi
2011 Jaan Ki Baazi Hind Post-production
2012 Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi Anahita Hindi
2014 Jai Ho (film) Hindi

Television[edit]

Programme Role Year
Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi ki herself 2013
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 2) herself 2009

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