Claudia Ciesla

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Claudia Ciesla
Claudia Ciesla jewelry Calcutta.jpg
Ciesla in 2015
Born (1987-02-12) 12 February 1987 (age 32)
NationalityPolish, German
Modelling information
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Hair colourDark-Brown
Eye colourGreen

Claudia Ciesla (born 12 February 1987) is a Polish-German model and actress,[1][2][3] best known for her work in Bollywood. She was a contestant on the Indian reality television series Bigg Boss.

Early life[edit]

Born in Wodzisław Śląski, Poland, part of Silesia. Her father is Polish, her mother is German and she has two older sisters.


Modelling and acting career[edit]

Claudia Ciesla started modeling at the age of 15 working for shows involved in fashion and dancing.[4]

In March 2006, Ciesla won a subscribers poll on the internet websites of Auto Bild, Bild, Sat.1, T-Online and Kabeleins to give her first place as Germany's Super Girl 2006.[5] In November 2007 she told in an interview, that she plans after her modelling career to become a tax consultant.[4]

In the touristic season of 2007–2008 Claudia Ciesla was representing the snowrichest tourist Ski-Village in the World, Damüls, Austria, as the Snow Queen 2008 and was showing up for various events, promotional appearances and photo shoots for magazines, advertising and brochures including a cover shoot for the magazine “MOTOR-Freizeit and TRENDS“ in Austria.[6]

In 2007 and again in 2008 she was appearing on the German Internet soap opera Beach House, playing Daisy Vandenburg.[7] The New Indian Express reported that Ciesla is acting in a Bollywood film Karma along with leads Carlucci Weyant, Alma Saraci as part of an international filmcrew to be filmed in India.[8] Film Director M.S. Shahjahan mentioned in an interview that there will be more assignments for Ciesla in Bollywood.[9][10]

In July 2008 Ciesla played "Claudia" in the Italian television sitcom Outsiders in Palermo, shot in Palermo.[11][12][13]

She played the role of a German journalist in the film 10:10 (directed by "Arin Paul"), together with Soumitra Chatterjee.[14][15][16][17]

Claudia Ciesla was the Brand Ambassador of the "Lovely Professional University". LPU also honoured her as "New promising foreign face in India".[18][19] She also visited Thapar University for promotion of her Punjabi film during their technical fest Aranya. On 26 November 2009, Ciesla was awarded with the prestigious Karmaveer Puraskaar, which is iCONGO’s National People’s Award for Social Justice and Action, honouring concerned citizens who have led change. Past recipients of the Karmaveer Puraskar include Kajol, Alyque Padamsee, Rahul Bose, Remo Fernandes and M S Swaminathan.[20]

Bigg Boss and Bollywood entry[edit]

Ciesla participated in the reality show Bigg Boss 3. It began airing on 4 October 2009 on Colors with Amitabh Bachchan as the host. This was her first brush with Indian reality TV.[21] She was evicted on day 68, after spending 10 weeks on the show.

In December 2010 Claudia attended the TV show Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout shot in Buenos Aires, Argentina.[22] It is the Indian celebrity version of Wipeout with Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan as the host. The show ended on 25 February 2011 with Kushal Punjabi as the winner, while Claudia Ciesla was the runner-up by 51 seconds, to come in second place.[23][24]

Claudia Ciesla has done her first item song "Balma" sharing screen space with Akshay Kumar in his film Khiladi 786. The song is composed by Himesh Reshammiya and the dancing is choreographed by Ganesh Acharya.[25]

Claudia Ciesla has appeared in the third part of a successful Bollywood franchise, Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3. She was last seen dancing on a peppy number alongside Krushna Abhishek[26] in the film Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle.[27]


Year Film Role Language Country
2007 Beach House Daisy Vandenburg German Germany
2008 Karma Linda English United Kingdom
2008 Outsiders in Palermo Claudia Italian Italy
2008 10:10 Serin Bengali India
TBA Private Number Kannada India
2012 Yaar Pardesi Anna Punjabi India
2012 Khiladi 786 Special appearance in song "Balma" Hindi India
2013 @ Andheri Malayalam India
2014 Desi Kattey Special appearance in item song "Patne Wali Hoon" Hindi India
2016 Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 Shakuntala (Sakku) Hindi India
2018 Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle Special appearance in item song "Confused Lover" Hindi India


Year Name Role Channel Note Ref
2009 Bigg Boss 3 Contestant Colors TV [28]
2011 Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout Contestant Imagine TV [29]
2016 Box Cricket League 2 Player Colors TV Jaipur Raj Joshiley [30]


  1. ^ I am not a reincarnation of Lord Ganesha, says Claudia Ciesla
  2. ^ German actor Suzanne Bernert said Claudia Ciesla has no right to play with Indian religious sentiments.
  3. ^ Claudia Ciesla Featured Model Interview Archived 9 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine 4 January 2005
  4. ^ a b Interview mit dem Model Claudia Ciesla, 09. November 2007 ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  5. ^ Autobild Article, Supergirl 2006
  6. ^ "Claudia Ciesla in Östereich zur Schneekönigin gewählt – Claudia Ciesla in Austria chosen as Snow Queen.",, 24 December 2007
  7. ^ Clipfish Beach House Channel Archived 3 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Actor wants Ooty to be Hollywood crew's destination"[permanent dead link], The New Indian Express, 30 January 2008
  9. ^ "Bollywood-smitten Claudia" Archived 1 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine, India-EU Film Initiative, 24 March 2008
  10. ^ "Süße Claudia-In Indien wird sie jetzt Kinostar", Bild, 23 February 2008
  11. ^ "Cronache di Sicilia" Archived 6 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "BILD-online, 1. Aug. 2008"
  13. ^ "Interview in ital. TV Kanal 7Gold"[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ The Telegraph of India, August 8, 2008
  15. ^ The Telegraph of India, August 23 , 2008
  16. ^ DERWESTERN, "Claudia Ciesla: Von Bamberg nach Bollywood", 11.01.2009
  17. ^ [1][dead link]
  18. ^ The Deccan Chronicle, July 2, 2009 Archived 21 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^
  20. ^ FPR, 27 November 2009
  21. ^ The Times of India, September 26, 2009
  22. ^ official website of zorka-jhatka-total-wipeout, December 29, 2011 Archived 6 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  23. ^ "Kushal Punjabi Wins Zor Ka Jhatka". NDTV Movies. 26 February 2011. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011.
  24. ^ "Kushal Punjabi wins 'Zor Ka Jhatka'". The Times of India. 26 February 2011. Archived from the original on 2 March 2011.
  25. ^ "KHILADI 786: RD Burman features with Akshay in new song". Hindustan Times. 18 October 2012. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  26. ^ "Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle: 'Confused Lover' Krushna gets groovy with Claudia". Bollywood Bubble. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  27. ^ "Krushna Abhishek and Claudia Ciesla on sets of Teri Bhabhi Hain Pagle". mid-day. 11 June 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  28. ^ "Bigg Boss' Claudia Ciesla gets candid with fans". 17 December 2009.
  29. ^ "Claudia Ciesla features in Zor Ka Jhatka". 3 February 2011.
  30. ^ "200 Actors, 10 Teams, and 1 Winner... Let The Game Begin". Retrieved 4 March 2016.

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