YANA GUPTA Biography - Craftmen, artisans and people from other Occupations


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Name: Yana Gupta                                                                   
Born: 23 April 1979 Brno, Czech Republic                                           
Yana Gupta (born April 23, 1979 at Brno)                                           
is an Indian model-actress of Czech-origin currently working in India. She was     
married to Indian painter Satyakam Gupta, although they formally separated on 18th 
May 2005. She has appeared on numerous magazine covers, including ELLE,           
Cosmopolitan, Femina, and now on Maxim. Gupta modeled for the premier Kingfisher's 
calendar and has performed dance numbers in three films including the remix of     
babuji zara dheere chalo.                                                         
Before her career in Bollywood, she modeled for international clients like         
Calvin Klein and Victoria's Secret. She drew much attention in Europe.             
Gupta made her big screen debut in the Bollywood movie "Dum" for the song 'Babuji' 
which made her famous for cameo item numbers. Her recent appearances have been     
in Tamil film cameo item numbers. They are:                                       
Film Manmadhan - Song thathai thathai and                                         
Film Anniyan - Song Remo                                                           
Telugu film Gharshana - Song "Aadathanamaa"                                       
She was named the new face for Lakme cosmetics in 2001, replacing its former       
model Lisa Ray. Besides her native Czech language, she can also speak Spanish,     
Japanese, English and some Hindi. She is also a vegetarian, is a member of PETA,   
and has been featured in its campaigns. She has also appeared in a Kannada movie   
named Jogi. She played the role of a TV anchor on the countdown show "Mirch       
Masala" on ZoomTV where she danced to famous dance numbers, however the show is   
currently off the air. She spends her free time in the gym.                       
Now she is planning to launch her own music album, and she will write, compose     
the music and sing the songs. All the songs will be in English, and she won't be   
accepting any other offers until she is done with this project.                   
Yana recently signed up with a leading mobile and PC games company Indiagames as   
brand ambassador and will be featured in several interesting games and             
applications related to fitness, puzzles etc. Earlier she was dating Aftab         
Shivdasani until they both called it quit this year May 2007. She is currently     
dating actor and model, Kelly Dorji.