Lisa Haydon

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Lisa Haydon
Lisa Haydon snapped wearing Mishru’s Supernova collection (02) (cropped).jpg
Haydon in 2018
Born
Elisabeth Marie Haydon

(1986-06-17) 17 June 1986 (age 35)
Other namesLisa Lalvani
OccupationModel, actress, TV presenter
Years active2010–2018
Spouse(s)
(m. 2016)
Children3
RelativesGulu Lalvani (father-in-law)

Elisabeth Marie Haydon (born 17 June 1986) is an Indian actress, TV presenter and model, who mainly appears in Hindi films. Haydon made her acting debut with the ensemble romantic comedy-drama Aisha (2010)[2] and received critical praise for her performance in the comedy-drama Queen, which garnered wide recognition and a Best Supporting Actress nomination at Filmfare, among other accolades. Haydon later starred in the commercially successful romantic comedy Housefull 3 (2016) and had a brief role in the Karan Johar-directed romantic drama Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016).

She is a model in India and internationally. She appears on several popular Magazine covers such as Harper's Bazaar, Grazia (India), Cosmopolitan, Elle (India), Verve, Vogue India, Femina (India), FHM, Hello!, and L'Officiel.

Early life[edit]

Haydon was born in Chennai, India[1] to an Indian Malayali father and Australian mother.[3] Her sister is model turned DJ Malika Haydon, one half of the DJ duo Nina & Malika.[4] Haydon lived in Australia and the United States, before moving back to India in 2007.[5]

Career[edit]

Modelling[edit]

Haydon at Swarovski event in 2012.

Haydon wanted to be a yoga teacher at the age of 18. Studying psychology on the side, she took her friend's suggestion to pursue modelling to pay for the classes and rent. She started modelling in Australia with her first assignment being for stretch mark cream.[6] Encouraged by her sister's modelling acts in India, she moved to India in 2007 to pursue a modelling career there.[5] In India, she has walked the ramp for Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) and HDIL-India Couture Week(HDIL-ICW). She is also the face of Lakmé. She has also featured in commercials for Hyundai i20, Indigo Nation, Myntra.com and Blender's Pride. In 2010, she did a commercial opposite Hrithik Roshan.[6] With the legendary photographer Peter Lindbergh, she modeled for Nirav Modi along with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Andreea Diaconu.[7]

She has featured as cover girl for major fashion magazines like Verve (March 2008, January 2011),[8] Elle (April 2009, May 2009, May 2010, April 2011),[9][10] Femina (April 2009),[11] Harper's Bazaar (January–February 2010), FHM (August 2010) and Adorn (November–December 2010).[12]

She was named the best model and the most stylish persona in Cosmopolitan Fun and Fearless Awards 2009, DNA most stylish 2009, Marie Claire best model 2010.[13] In 2011, she appeared in the Kingfisher Calendar.

Fashion designer[edit]

Haydon at the 9th Annual Gemfields & Nazraana Retail Jeweller India Awards 2013

Haydon collaborated with lifestyle brand Sher Singh now acquired by Myntra to launch their first capsule collection inspired by her global style. On 14 February 2012, Sher Singh unveiled its spring collection online. Playful, in pastel, coral and tan, some of the dresses have lace embellishments and can be paired with boots and jackets. Explaining their choice of Lisa, Sunjay Guleria and Sonny Caberwal of Sher Singh reason that Lisa Haydon has a global fashion style with a distinct Indian identity. "Bohemian, jersey for comfort wear and structured cuts, I love it all," Lisa says. "My personal style is the way I'd put an outfit I love together".

The line will not have completely Indian pieces, but will borrow elements for Indian fashion through buttons, embroidery, colors, dyes and fabrics. This is the first time an Indian model and actor is designing her line internationally, along the lines of celebrities such as Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica-Parker and Jennifer Lopez.

Films[edit]

Haydon was spotted by Anil Kapoor in a coffee shop and soon her agent received a phone call for a role in the ensemble romantic comedy-drama Aisha, alongside Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol, Ira Dubey, Cyrus Sahukar, Amrita Puri, Anand Tiwari and Arunoday Singh.[citation needed] The film, directed by Rajshree Ojha was loosely based on the Jane Austen's novel Emma and its Hollywood adaptation Clueless; she portrayed Aarti Menon, a New-York returned, white-collared, corporate yuppie and friend/colleague of Deol's character, Arjun Burman. After signing the movie, she went to New York City for three months to learn method acting and also received classes on diction in Mumbai.[5][6] In 2014, Haydon appeared in the coming-of-age dramedy Queen alongside Kangana Ranaut. She played Vijayalakshmi, a single mother who has a child out of wedlock. Haydon's performance was extensively praised by critics; Devesh Sharma wrote that she "gives a class act", whilst Rajeev Masand said that she "is a complete revelation in the role of Rani's bohemian Parisian pal, investing the character with both sultriness and genuine affection."[14][15] The film earned unanimous critical acclaim and was also a box office hit.[16][17] Her latest release was The Shaukeens, a remake of the 1982 film Shaukeen opposite Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Piyush Mishra. It was released on 7 November 2014. It took a decent start at the box-office with positive reviews and ended up being an average performer.[18] Lisa Haydon was also a part of Karan Johar's film 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' alongside Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in the lead roles.

Television[edit]

Haydon appeared as the host and headjudge of the first cycle of India's Next Top Model on MTV India.[citation needed]

She is currently[when?] seen in the webseries 'The Trip' on Bindass channel.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Haydon is married to Dino Lalvani since October 2016 and together the couple have three children: sons born in 2017 and 2020, and a daughter born in 2021.[20]

She is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer and has trained with Shiamak Davar for five years.[citation needed]

Haydon at event

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Language Notes
2010 Aisha Aarti Menon Hindi
2011 Rascals Dolly Hindi
2012 Racha Herself Telugu Cameo appearance in song "Racha"
2014 Queen Vijayalakshmi Hindi Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
2014 The Shaukeens Ahana Hindi
2016 Santa Banta Pvt Ltd Queenie "QT" Taneja Hindi
2016 Housefull 3 Jamuna "Jenny" Patel Hindi
2016 Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Lisa D'Souza Hindi

Television appearance[edit]

Year Serial Role Network Notes Refs
2015-2016 India's Next Top Model Host/Judge MTV India Season 1 and 2 [21]
2016-2017 The Trip Shonali Bindass Web television series [22]
2018 Top Model India Host/Judge Colors Infinity [23]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Title Result
2015 Vogue Beauty Award for Best Breakthrough Queen Won
Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated
IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Star Guild Award for Best Breakthrough - Female Nominated
2017 Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Actor - Female The Trip Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Never dated Ness Wadia, not friends with Randeep Hooda: Lisa Haydon". DNA. 3 September 2014. Archived from the original on 22 July 2015. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  4. ^ ""I am madly in love with Karan too but we are not together right now" - Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 10 May 2019. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  5. ^ a b c "Supermodel Lisa Haydon spills the beans on her life before and after modelling Actress at Myntra .com". DNA. 5 August 2010. Archived from the original on 10 October 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  6. ^ a b c "The other Haydon girl". The Indian Express. 15 December 2008. Archived from the original on 21 June 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  7. ^ Vaidya, Rujuta (1 August 2016). "This legendary fashion photographer shot the latest Nirav Modi as campaign". Vogue. Archived from the original on 6 October 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Lisa Haydon - Verve Magazine (January 2011)". LikeCinema.org. 5 January 2011. Archived from the original on 8 January 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  9. ^ "Lisa Haydon - Elle India (April 2011)". BeautyIsDiverse.com. 25 April 2011. Archived from the original on 1 April 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  10. ^ "Lisa Haydon – Elle India (May 2010)". HighHeelConfidential.com. May 2010. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  11. ^ "Lisa Haydon – Femina India (April 2009)". 22 April 2009. Archived from the original on 29 March 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  12. ^ "Lisa Haydon – Adorn India (November–December 2010)". HighHeelConfidential.com. December 2010. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  13. ^ "Lisa Haydon's Biography" Archived 3 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 20 July 2015
  14. ^ Sharma, Devesh (7 March 2014). "Movie Review: Queen". Filmfare. Archived from the original on 10 March 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  15. ^ Masand, Rajeev (11 March 2014). "'Queen' review: Rare, disarming film that has you smiling throughout". CNN-IBN. Archived from the original on 20 March 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  16. ^ Mehta, Ankita (6 March 2014). "'Queen' Review Roundup: Watch it for Kangana's Superb Performance". International Business Times. Archived from the original on 10 March 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  17. ^ "Box Office: Bewakoofiyaan does below average business". Rediff.com. Archived from the original on 23 March 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  18. ^ Lalwani, Vickey (18 April 2014). "Akshay Kumar pours champagne over a shocked Lisa Haydon". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 18 April 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  19. ^ "Rascals: B'wood hottie Lisa Haydon in spicy item number". CNN-IBN. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 October 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  21. ^ "Lisa Haydon, judge of India's Next Top Model opens up about comedy, modelling and television". 16 July 2016. Archived from the original on 5 April 2018. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  22. ^ "Watch: Lisa Haydon plays a hot, feisty musician in a web series". Hindustan Times. 5 April 2018. Archived from the original on 28 October 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  23. ^ "Colors Infinity to premiere 'Top Model India' on 4 Feb". Archived from the original on 3 February 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2018.

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