Alaya Furniturewala

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Alaya Furniturewala
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Furniturewala promoting Jawaani Jaaneman in 2020
BornAlaya Furniturewala
(1997-11-28) 28 November 1997 (age 22)
OccupationActor
Years active2020–present
Parent(s)Pooja Bedi
Farhan Ebrahim Furniturewala
RelativesKabir Bedi (maternal grandfather)
Protima Bedi (maternal grandmother)

Alaya Furniturewala, also known as Alaya F or Alaya Ebrahim (born on 28 November 1997), is an Indian actress who works in Hindi films.[1] She is the daughter of Farhan Ebrahim Furniturewala and actress Pooja Bedi. Her maternal grandparents are veteran actor Kabir Bedi and late dancer Protima Bedi.[2] She made her film debut in 2020 through a leading role in the comedy Jawaani Jaaneman.[3]

Early life[edit]

Alaya Furniturewala was born on 28 November 1997 to actress Pooja Bedi and businessman Farhan Ebrahim Furniturewala. She has one younger brother, Omar Furniturewala, and one half-sibling Zaan Furniturewala. She is the granddaughter of actor Kabir Bedi and former model and classical dancer Protima Bedi.[4] She studied at Jamnabai Narsee School in Mumbai. Before making her film debut, she did a diploma in acting at New York Film Academy.[5]

Career[edit]

Furniturewala made her Hindi film debut with Nitin Kakkar's Jawaani Jaaneman (2020), a family comedy-drama, in which she played a 21 year-old girl claiming a 40 year-old person who has hatred for marriages (played by Saif Ali Khan) to be her father. The film was produced under the banner Pooja Entertainment and received positive reviews from critics; Furniturewala received praise for her debut.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Films
Year Film Role Ref
2020 Jawaani Jaaneman Tia Singh [7]
Television
Year Title Role Channel Ref
2011 Maa Exchange Herself Sony Entertainment Television [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alaia Furniturewala | All you need to know about the 'Jawaani Jaaneman' star". Republic World. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Alaya F Opens Up On Her Parents, Pooja Bedi And Farhan Furniturewala's Divorce When She Was 5". BollywoodShaadis. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Saif Ali Khan begins shooting for Aalia Furniturewala's debut film Jawani Janeman". India Today. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  4. ^ "What Kabir Bedi Said About Granddaughter Alaya Working With 'Seasoned Actors' In Jawaani Jaaneman". NDTV.com. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  5. ^ "NYFA Acting for Film Alum Alaia F Featured in Vogue India". New York Film Academy Blog. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Pooja Bedi's daughter Alaia to make her debut with Jawani Janeman". India Today. Ist. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Saif Ali Khan says 'we are lucky to have found' Pooja Bedi's daughter Alaia Furniturewala for Jawani Jaaneman". Hindustan Times. 13 April 2019. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  8. ^ "Maa Exchange: first drama unfolds". Filmi Beat. 11 January 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2020.

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