Yana Gupta

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Yana Gupta
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Gupta at Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Bash in 2010
Jana Synková

(1979-04-23) 23 April 1979 (age 40)
OccupationModel, actress, author
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)

Yana Gupta (née Synková, born 23 April 1979) is a Czech model, actress and author who worked in Mumbai.[1]


Jana Synková was born on April 23, 1979 in Brno, Czechoslovakia.[2] Her parents divorced and she was brought up by her mother alongside her sister with great difficulty as she didn't have much support[3].


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. She then moved to India, where she spent her initial years at Osho's ashram in Pune. She also got married there to the artist Satyakam Gupta,[4] 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.[5] In 2002 she made her entry into Bollywood with the song "Babuji Zara Dheere Chalo" in the film Dum. She also appeared in an item song in Venkatesh's Gharshana.[6]

In 2009, Yana turned writer, with a book on health, How To Love Your Body And Get The Body You Love.[7] She also released a music album.[8] Later in 2011 she again appeared in an item song for the movie Murder 2[9].

She performed in the Bigg Boss 6 finale.[10] She reached the finale of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa but lost out to Meiyang Chang. After participating in certain TV shows, she appeared again in Dassehra-2018 movie in an item song Joganiya.[11]

Personal life[edit]

She was married to Satyakam Gupta in 2001; they divorced in 2005. She later remarried another person.[12] Yana is a vegetarian and was named as the hottest vegetarian alive in 2003 alongside Amitabh Bachchan.[13][14]


She faced criticism when a picture of her without her underwear was taken, due to a wardrobe malfunction at a children's charity event, though media called it a publicity stunt.[15]


Film Role Year Language Notes
Dum Dancer (song "Bijli Giri") 2003 Hindi
Manmadhan Special Appearance 2004 Tamil
Gharshana Special Appearance 2004 Telugu
Rakht Dancer (song "Oh! What a Babe!") 2004 Hindi
Jogi Dancer (song "Bin Ladin nan maava!") 2005 Kannada
Anniyan Special Appearance 2005 Tamil
Shankardada Zindabad Item Number 2007 Telugu
Manorama Six Feet Under 2007 Hindi
Kaisay Kahein... Singer / Dancer – Australia 2007 Hindi
90 Ghanta 2008 Bengali
Chalo Dilli Item number 2011 Hindi
Murder 2 Jyoti (song Aa Zara) 2011 Hindi
Stand By Item number 2011 Hindi
Dassehra Item Number (Joganiya) 2018 Hindi
Television appearances
Television Appearances Notes
Show Jana Krause Czech show, episode dated 28 September 2012
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 1 Contestant
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Contestant Season 4
Life Mein Ek Baar (2013)[16] Contestant


  1. ^ "Czech-mate time." The Hindu. Monday 19 January 2004. Retrieved on 17 February 2009.
  2. ^ Administrator, System. "Foreign actors try their hand at Bollywood". Emirates 247. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Moneycontrol.com >> Lic >> Dream House >> You Are Like Mona Lisa, Isn't It?". www.moneycontrol.com. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  4. ^ "I'm in love with myself:Yana Gupta - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  5. ^ Agarwal, Ekta. "Yana Gupta: The 'Bijli' Of Bollywood". focusnews.com. Focus News. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Pic Talk: Bijli Girl Sizzles In Black". Gulte.com. Gulte.com. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Yana Gupta turns writer, pens book on health". Ibnlive.com. 8 December 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  8. ^ "I'm the panty-less girl: Yana Gupta". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Yana Gupta Hot Item Song in Murder 2". Vantage Point. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "Yana Gupta: I am glad Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is over". rediff.com. Rediff.com. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  12. ^ "I'm in love with myself:Yana Gupta – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  13. ^ "Amitabh Bachchan And Yana Gupta Voted 'Hottest Vegetarians Alive'". PETA UK. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  14. ^ "Amitabh Bachchan And Yana. Gupta Voted 'Hottest Vegetarians Alive' | Media Centre". PETA UK. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Yana Gupta faces ire over wardrobe malfunction". archive.indianexpress.com. The Indian Express ltd. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  16. ^ Bansal, Shilpa. "Bring on the challenge: Yana Gupta". dnaindia.com. Diligent Media Corporation Ltd. Retrieved 1 July 2015.

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