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The Miss India Pageant is about more than just having a pretty face – Vaishnavi Patwardhan

A law student from the city of Pune, Vaishnavi Patwardhan‘s life took a U-turn when she decided to take up modeling as a career. What followed was an exhilarating journey through the world of beauty pageants, fashion, and films. Vaishnavi shares tidbits from her life as a working model and an actress in this candid interview. When did you first get inclined towards the entertainment … Continue reading The Miss India Pageant is about more than just having a pretty face – Vaishnavi Patwardhan

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You don’t have to be 5’8 to be a model anymore – Ayesha Kanga

Vivacious, free-spirited, and extremely talented, Ayesha Kanga takes us through her happening journey in the world of fashion and advertising. In the short period of a year, Ayesha has made a name for herself in the industry with features by American Express, Coca-Cola, Tanishq, and many more. In this fun tête-à-tête with Indian Ad Divas, she tells us how. When was the first time you … Continue reading You don’t have to be 5’8 to be a model anymore – Ayesha Kanga

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“Gymming is my only bad addiction!” – Elinor Chhris

Just three years in the fashion and advertising industry, Elinor Chhris has become a sort-after model, endorsing a ton of brands – from watches and jewellery to real estate and luxury cars! Elinor has adorned several magazine covers; played lead in Marathi movies – Mungala, Jarab and some groovy music albums. IAD got a chance to talk with the Pune model; read her success story in her words! IAD: Elinor, how did … Continue reading “Gymming is my only bad addiction!” – Elinor Chhris

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The Influence of Indian Cinema on the Evolution of Salwar Kameez

Over the last century, Hindi mainstream cinema has not only mirrored our society but also helped to shape many attitudes and trends. Among the most impact it has had is on the way we dress. With the allure that our leading ladies manage to create on the silver screen, no wonder commoners try and imitate them as best as they can in their bid to … Continue reading The Influence of Indian Cinema on the Evolution of Salwar Kameez

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“Standing tall on 6 inch heels and also looking good is no joke!” – Swapnila Gupta

With a roster of top tier MNCs/ FMGCs and celebrity clients, upbeat energy and infectious enthusiasm for the creative process, she is the master of ceremonies. She has had a hand in the creation of the most fashionable images in high-profile glossies. In this IAD talk with the emcee, voice artist, television host and Miss Maxim 2014 winner, Swapnila Gupta shares her mantras for success. Tell … Continue reading “Standing tall on 6 inch heels and also looking good is no joke!” – Swapnila Gupta

Beauty for me lies in the imperfections- Shivali Singh

Fashion designer, entrepreneur, globe-trotter and woman of power – Shivali Singh, gives us a peek into her life She creates magic with clothes and she does that with her life too. Shivali Singh maybe a celebrity in Hyderabad and a well-known artist and fashion designer from India but for people close to her she she’s just pure grit, talent, a golden heart, armed with ruthless determination. … Continue reading Beauty for me lies in the imperfections- Shivali Singh

Ankita Shorey

Carrying herself with great aplomb she has made a mark in the modelling industry and she will soon be appearing on the celluloid. She has won the Pantaloons Femina Miss India Pageant in 2011 and thereafter represented India at the Miss International contest. Adding to the crown are the titles of Miss Beautiful Eyes and Miss Beautiful Smile! Meet the charming, bold and gorgeous Ankita Shorey. With a degree in … Continue reading Ankita Shorey

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Prachi Thaker – A diva with many facets

Prachi Thaker is a perfect blend of beauty and humility! A bubbly young girl from Ahmedabad, Prachi prides in being a gujju. From studying commerce to textile design in NIFT to modelling to acting, she has a lot in her bucket. Winner in almost everything she steps into, Prachi has series of awards that include – Miss Ahmedabad, runner up 2010; Miss University Gujarat, Winner 2011; Dabur Asli … Continue reading Prachi Thaker – A diva with many facets

Camila Granato

How often have we seen and admired the hazel-eyed beauty Camila Granato on the small screen? Camila features in a lot of TVCs and favors a ton of brands already! Born in Caçapava, São Paulo, Brazil, on 06 April 1989, Camila has been passionate about modelling from a very young age. She started her career by winning a regional pageant at the age of 12! Some of … Continue reading Camila Granato

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Giselle Monteiro

Indians or Brazilians, ad divas are all adored here…. 😉 Upon popular demand, IAD has introduced a new section dedicated to Brazilians beauties who are beaconing in the Indian Advertising Industry (and the Bollywood at large!). Let’s start this initiative with subtle beauty Giselle Monteiro, the girl who was introduced as a traditional Punjabi kudi Harleen Kaur in Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal. The director concealed the identity … Continue reading Giselle Monteiro

Dipannita Sharma

She seems to have the habit of making a mark in whichever arena she forays into – quite evident from her work record. Starting as an amateur college-going model, her life took a fascinating turn when the golden girl was shortlisted as one of the final five contenders at Miss India 1998 contest, and was adjudged ‘Miss Photogenic’. Dipannita Sharma Atwal – yes, the name … Continue reading Dipannita Sharma

Shazahn Padamsee

With a pair of wide eyes and a cheerful smile, Shazahn Padamsee is certainly a name that rings a million hearts. Born to renowned ad guru and theatre veteran Alyque Padamsee and noted pop star Sharon Prabhakar, this girl is blessed with best of both of their genes. A perfect blend of beauty and talent, the youngest of the Padamsee clan has impressed one and … Continue reading Shazahn Padamsee

Isha Talwar

Every dumb product needs an appealing face for it to be loved and opted among the line of similar brands. Our divas give them just that! 😉 Isha Talwar is one such lovely model and film actress who has made several ads of popular brands memorable with her distinctive smile! Isha is famously known as Aisha Rehman (Aysha Kutty to Keralites) for her role as … Continue reading Isha Talwar

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Kriti Kharbanda

If an alien asks me ‘what do women look like on the earth?’, I would introduce it to Kriti Kharbanda. Kriti is an acclaimed model and a favorite actress of many in the Telugu and Kannada film industries. Her cutely innocent, lovable, sweet face and captivating eyes, and her endearing smile can turn even the toughest of guys into artists, poets, and art directors! 😉 Well, it’s just the overdose of … Continue reading Kriti Kharbanda

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Mari Thai

We could watch the impeccable, pretty Mari Thai all day like the guy in the Pond’s Pure White advert! The ad was being aired in India until quite recently (now the product is modelled by Ana Rotili). This is a wonderful advert with the ever-delightful Mari in Pink… The only thing that puts me off though is the missing beauty spot on her cheek! 😐 Neejee Chhabra has done the voice over in Hindi for … Continue reading Mari Thai

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Kriti Sanon

Words like young, sleek, confident, and star-esque visage are insufficient to aptly describe Kriti Sanon‘s endearing screen and ramp presence. The 5’10” tall diva, fashion model in her early 20s (23), is soon to be a star. A film star! 😀 Kriti is currently shooting for Prince Mahesh Babu  starrer 1…Nenokkadine (Telugu movie by the ace director Sukumar), where she played a journalist. (That’s surely a remarkable debut, starlet!)  The … Continue reading Kriti Sanon

Mahima Mehta

Who is the girl with Anjala Zaveri in reddish-purple top in Everest Masala ad? Who is the model in Labonito ad with R. Madhavan? Who is the mom in pink with a beautiful smile in Colgate Dental Cream commercial? What is the name of the beauty in blue dress in…. Imagine the kind of search engine keyword strings that Indian Ad Divas attracts! I understand how annoying it is not to know anything … Continue reading Mahima Mehta

Navneet Kaur Dhillon

Pretty, vibrant, confident, intelligent and hardworking. She is the Pond’s Femina Miss India 2013! Navneet Kaur Dhillon has rose to glory winning the beauty pageant. Navneet is surely aiming high and is ambitious to glitter in Bollywood. The prime focus of the diva now, from Patiala, Punjab, is however on winning the Miss World title to happen in Indonesia, in September 2013. Keep a watch! No wonder Navneet will … Continue reading Navneet Kaur Dhillon