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Yana Gupta (née Synková, born 23 April 1979) is a Czech model, actress and author working in Mumbai.[2]

Biography

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

Career

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 the Osho's Meditation centre in Pune. She also got married there, 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.[4] In 2003 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.[5]

In 2009, Yana turned writer, with a book on health, How To Love Your Body And Get The Body You Love.[6] She also released a music album.[7]

She performed in the Bigg Boss 6 finale.[8] She reached the finale of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa but lost out to Meiyang Chаng.[9]

Personal life

She was married to Satyakam Gupta in 2001; they divorced in 2005.[10] She is a vegetarian.[11]

Controversy

She faced criticism when a picture of her without her underwear was taken, due to a wardrobe malfunction at a children's charity event. It was called a publicity stunt.[12]

Works

Films
Film Role Year Language
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
Kaisay Kahein... Singer / Dancer – Australia 2007 Hindi
90 Ghanta 2008 Bengali
Chalo Dilli Dancer / Singer 2011 Hindi
Murder 2 Jyoti 2011 Hindi
Stand By Dancer / Singer 2011 Hindi
Television appearances
Television Appearances Notes
Show Jana Krause Czech show, episode dated 28 September 2012
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 1) Contestant
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 Contestant
Life Mein Ek Baar (2013)[13] Contestant

References

  1. Yana Gupta Height and Weight, Bra Size, Body Measurements. Celebrity Measurement. Retrieved on 2016-08-19.
  2. "Czech-mate time." The Hindu. Monday 19 January 2004. Retrieved on 17 February 2009.
  3. Administrator, System. Foreign actors try their hand at Bollywood (en-GB).
  4. Yana Gupta: The ‘Bijli’ Of Bollywood. Focus News. Retrieved on 1 July 2015.
  5. Pic Talk: Bijli Girl Sizzles In Black. Gulte.com. Retrieved on 1 July 2015.
  6. "Yana Gupta turns writer, pens book on health". Ibnlive.com. 8 December 2011. http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/yana-gupta-turns-writer-pens-book-on-health/923249.html. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  7. I'm the panty-less girl: Yana Gupta. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Retrieved on 1 July 2015.
  8. YANA GUPTA WILL ENTER THE HOUSE IN A CAGE AND WILL LATER PERFORM INSIDE THE HOUSE.. NDTV Convergence Limited. Retrieved on 1 July 2015.
  9. Yana Gupta: I am glad Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is over. Rediff.com. Retrieved on 1 July 2015.
  10. I’m in love with myself:Yana Gupta – Times of India.
  11. Amitabh Bachchan And Yana Gupta Voted 'Hottest Vegetarians Alive' (en-US).
  12. Yana Gupta faces ire over wardrobe malfunction. The Indian Express ltd.. Retrieved on 1 July 2015.
  13. Bring on the challenge: Yana Gupta. Diligent Media Corporation Ltd. Retrieved on 1 July 2015.

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