Yana Gupta

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Yana Gupta
Yana Gupta English PETA Ad.jpg
Born Jana Synková
(1979-04-23) 23 April 1979 (age 36)
Brno, Czechoslovakia
Nationality Czech
Occupation Model, Actress, Author
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)

Yana Gupta (née Synková, born 23 April 1979) is a Czech model, actress and author working in Mumbai.[1] She started her modelling career at the age of 16, and after graduating in Park Architecture and Gardening, she left for Japan, where she modeled for a considerable period of time. Her restless spirit then took her to India, where she spent her initial years at the Osho’s Meditation centre in Pune. It was there where she also got married (changing her last name to Gupta). In 2001 she entered the Indian modelling scene and became the brand ambassador of the largest Indian cosmetic brand Lakme. In 2003 she made her entry into Bollywood with an item number ‘Babuji Zara Dheere Chalo’ in film Dum. The song became a hit and instantly made Gupta into one of the most sought after Bollywood actresses. In 2009 Yana turned writer, by writing a book on health "How To Love Your Body And Get The Body You Love".[2]

Biography[edit]

Jana Synková was born on April 23, 1979 in Brno, Czech Republic.[3]

Career[edit]

She started her modelling career at the age of 16. In 2001 she entered the Indian modelling scene and became the brand ambassador of the Indian cosmetic brand Lakme.[4] In 2003 she made her entry into Bollywood with an item number ‘Babuji Zara Dheere Chalo’ in film Dum. The song became a hit and instantly made Gupta into one of the most sought after Bollywood actresses. She also appeared in an Item song in Venkatesh's Gharshana.[5] In 2009 Yana turned writer, by writing a book on health "How To Love Your Body And Get The Body You Love".[6] She has released a music album.[7] She performed in Bigg Boss 6 finale.[8] She reached the finale of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa but lost out to Meiyang Chаng.[9]

Personal life[edit]

She was married to Satyakam Gupta in 2001 and got divorced in 2005.[10] She dated actor Aftab Shivdasani.[11] She is a vegetarian.[12]

Controversy[edit]

She faced criticism when a picture of her without her underwear was taken, due to wardrobe malfunction at a children's charity event. It was called a publicity stunt.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Movie Role Year Language
Dum (2003 Hindi film) Dancer (song "Bijli Giri") 2003 Hindi Film
Manmadhan Special Appearance 2004 Tamil Film
Gharshana Special Appearance 2004 Telugu Film
Rakht Dancer (song "Oh! What a Babe!") 2004 Hindi Film
Jogi (film) Dancer (song "Bin Ladin nan maava!") 2005 Kannada Film
Anniyan Special Appearance 2005 Tamil Film
Shankardada Zindabad Item Number 2007 Telugu Film
Kaisay Kahein... Singer / Dancer - Australia 2007 Hindi Film
90 Ghanta Example 2008 Bengali Film
Chalo Dilli Dancer / Singer 2011 Hindi Film
Murder 2 Jyoti 2011 Hindi Film
Stand By Dancer / Singer 2011 Hindi Film

Television appearances[edit]

Television Appearances Country Notes
Show Jana Krause (TV Series) Herself Czech - Episode dated 28 September 2012 (2012)
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 1)[14] Herself India
Life Mein Ek Baar (2013)[15] Herself India

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Czech-mate time." The Hindu. Monday 19 January 2004. Retrieved on 17 February 2009.
  2. ^ "Yana Gupta turns writer, pens book on health". Ibnlive.com. 8 December 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2012.  .
  3. ^ Jadhav, Prathamesh. "Yana Gupta, happy birthday!". bollywoodlife.com. IWPL. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Agarwal, Ekta. "Yana Gupta: The ‘Bijli’ Of Bollywood". focusnews.com. Focus News. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Pic Talk: Bijli Girl Sizzles In Black". Gulte.com. Gulte.com. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Yana Gupta turns writer, pens book on health". Ibnlive.com. 8 December 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "I'm the panty-less girl: Yana Gupta". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "YANA GUPTA WILL ENTER THE HOUSE IN A CAGE AND WILL LATER PERFORM INSIDE THE HOUSE.". movies.ndtv.com. NDTV Convergence Limited. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Yana Gupta: I am glad Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is over". rediff.com. Rediff.com. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Birthday Girl Yana Gupta: From Czechoslovakia To Bollywood, With Love". businessofcinema.com. Businessofcinema India Pvt Ltd. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  11. ^ SHARMA, MANDVI. "I’m in love with myself:Yana Gupta". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "Czech Bollywood star Yana Gupta loves portraying dancers in Bollywood film". fansshare.com. fansshare.com. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  13. ^ "Yana Gupta faces ire over wardrobe malfunction". archive.indianexpress.com. The Indian Express ltd. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  14. ^ "People enjoy watching item songs: Yana Gupta". ApunKaChoice.com. ApunKaChoice.com. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  15. ^ Bansal, Shilpa. "Bring on the challenge: Yana Gupta". dnaindia.com. Diligent Media Corporation Ltd. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 

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