Amyra Dastur

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Amyra Dastur
Amyra Dastur promotes 'Issaq' on the sets of Amita Ka Amit.jpg
Amyra Dastur during the promotion of Issaq in 2013
Born (1993-05-07) 7 May 1993 (age 24)[1][2]
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actress, model

Amyra Dastur (born 7 May 1993)[1][2] is an Indian film actress.[3][4] She made her Bollywood debut with Issaq, opposite Prateik Babbar. She started her career at the age of 16 as a model in a few commercials including Clean and Clear, Dove (toiletries), Vodafone and Micromax. She was seen in Mukesh Bhatt's sci-fi thriller Mr. X alongside Emraan Hashmi.[5] She had also acted in a Tamil movie, Anegan alongside National Award Winner Dhanush and Nominated for SIIMA Award for Best Debut Actress — Tamil.

Early life and career[edit]

Amyra Dastur began her education in Cathedral and John Connon School. She started her Secondary education from Dhirubhai Ambani International School but dropped out to pursue acting. Dastur is Parsi and she speaks English, and Gujarati at home.[6] She is currently studying in Mumbai's HR College.[7] Dastur started her career as a model in commercials.

Dastur made her Hindi cinema-acting debut in Manish Tiwary's romantic drama[8] Issaq, alongside Prateik Babbar.[9][10]

Amyra has finished shooting for her first international project, Kung Fu Yoga alongside Jackie Chan which is released in India on 3 February 2017.[11] She has also started filming for Oodi Oodi Uzhaikanum starring Santhanam.

Amyra Dastur will soon be seen in director Akshat Verma's next, titled Kaalagandi, starring Saif Ali Khan. Amyra has already shot for the song in the film which is an upbeat dance number and has some fun lyrics. The track has been choreographed by Adil Malik of Kar Gayi Chul fame[12]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes
2013 Issaq Bachchi Kashyap (Juliet) Hindi
2015 Anegan Madhumitha / Samudhra / Kalyani Tamil Nominated SIIMA Award for Best Debut Actress — Tamil
2015 Mr. X (2015 film) Siya Verma Hindi
2017 Kung Fu Yoga Kyra Mandarin
Hindi
English
2017 Oodi Oodi Uzhaikanum Film has yet to be released Tamil Filming
2018 Kaalagandi Film has yet to be released Item number Hindi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Amyra Dastur celebrates her 22nd birthday in Thailand". Mid-Day. 12 May 2015. Retrieved 2016-07-28. 
  2. ^ a b TNN (9 May 2015). "Amyra's flaunts her bikini in Thailand - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-07-28. 
  3. ^ "A royal gift for Manish Tiwary". mid-day.com. 
  4. ^ "Amyra's headstrong nature helped her bag debut film". The Times of India. 
  5. ^ Avinash Lohana (30 May 2015). "Amyra Dastur in 'Ticket To Bollywood'". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-07-28. 
  6. ^ "I never really wanted to act for fame: Amyra Dastur". The Times of India. 
  7. ^ "I am not a romantic person: Amyra Dastur". Hindustantimes.com. 
  8. ^ Priya Sharma. "Juliet comes to Benaras". The Hindu. 
  9. ^ "Director Manish Tiwary talks about his film Issaq, Prateik Babbar and Amyra Dastur". dna. 
  10. ^ "Prateik goes down on his knees for Amyra Dastur". mid-day.com. 
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