Claudia Ciesla

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Claudia Ciesla
Claudia Ciesla jewelry Calcutta.jpg
Claudia in 2015
Born Claudia Ciesla
(1987-02-12) 12 February 1987 (age 30)
Wodzisław Śląski, Silesia, Poland
Nationality Polish, German
Modelling information
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Hair colour Dark-Brown
Eye colour Green

Claudia Ciesla (born 12 February 1987) is a Polish-German model and actress.[1][2][3] She is most prominent in playing roles in Bollywood. She was a contestant in Bigg Boss 3.

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 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]

Acting career[edit]

Claudia posing for a photo shoot by the poolside

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". The LPU University 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]

Ciesla was at the Bigg Boss house in the third season of the reality show Bigg Boss (Season 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 February 25, 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 recently appeared in the third part of a successful Bollywood franchise, Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3.


Claudia in a photoshoot
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
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


Hindi  India


  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 2005-01-04
  4. ^ a b Interview mit dem Model Claudia Ciesla, 09. November 2007 (in German)
  5. ^ Autobild Article, Supergirl 2006
  6. ^ "Claudia Ciesla in Östereich zur Schneekönigin gewählt - Claudia Ciesla in Austria chosen as Snow Queen.",, December 24, 2007
  7. ^ Clipfish Beach House Channel
  8. ^ "Actor wants Ooty to be Hollywood crew's destination", The New Indian Express, January 30, 2008
  9. ^ "Bollywood-smitten Claudia" Archived May 1, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., India-EU Film Initiative, March 24, 2008
  10. ^ "Süße Claudia-In Indien wird sie jetzt Kinostar", Bild, February 23, 2008
  11. ^ "Cronache di Sicilia"
  12. ^ "BILD-online, 1. Aug. 2008"
  13. ^ "Interview in ital. TV Kanal 7Gold"
  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
  19. ^
  20. ^ FPR, November 27, 2009
  21. ^ The Times of India, September 26, 2009
  22. ^ official website of zorka-jhatka-total-wipeout, December 29, 2011 Archived January 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  23. ^ "Kushal Punjabi Wins Zor Ka Jhatka". NDTV Movies. February 26, 2011. 
  24. ^ "Kushal Punjabi wins 'Zor Ka Jhatka'". The Times of India. Feb 26, 2011. Archived from the original on March 2, 2011. 
  25. ^ "KHILADI 786: RD Burman features with Akshay in new song". Hindustan Times. 2012-10-18. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 

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