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“I want to be the face of Rajasthan Tourism!” – Lekha Prajapati

Lekha Prajapati, our cover girl this month, is a model and actor from Jaipur, Rajasthan. She is a perfect blend of pretty looks and positive attitude. Taking time out from her busy schedule, Lekha spoke to IAD to share her love for the glamorous ad world, a peek into her life, and her mantra for success. Here are some snippets from our interview. What made … Continue reading “I want to be the face of Rajasthan Tourism!” – Lekha Prajapati

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Humorously Yours! – Pooja Verma

She is as well known for her quick wit as she is for her roles in Pollywood movies. She has endorsed many top brands in the country and added glamour to popular music videos. Meet actress and model Pooja Verma from Delhi. Pooja debuted in Punjabi cinema with ‘Baaz‘, starring alongside Babbu Maan, Mukul Dev and Yograaj Singh. She got recognized in the South with … Continue reading Humorously Yours! – Pooja Verma

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“Many people focus on the weaknesses than appreciating the goodness in others” – Vibhoutee Sharma

Two beauty crowns winner, model and an actor in the making, Vibhoutee Sharma wants to inspire others through a positive attitude towards life. Read on as she enthusiastically talks about what gave her the confidence to move to Mumbai! An IAD exclusive. What does your name “Vibhoutee” mean? Vibhoutee means “Glory”. Some people mistake it to “Bhabhuti” though, which means ash. “Cute!” Do you hear that often?  Haha, … Continue reading “Many people focus on the weaknesses than appreciating the goodness in others” – Vibhoutee Sharma

Pavleen Gujral

“Sometimes reality is much more interesting which is what Angry Indian Goddesses is all about”- Pavleen Gujral

Her latest work in the movie Angry Indian Goddesses has been highly applauded. Her past work as a VJ, anchor and actor earned her earnest fan following. While her work speaks volumes, her one on one with IAD taps into the person Pavleen Gujral is Between acting and anchoring what do you prefer more? I wanted to go to NSD for college but due to … Continue reading “Sometimes reality is much more interesting which is what Angry Indian Goddesses is all about”- Pavleen Gujral

Ipsita Mallik

“As a child I was a very shy and introverted girl”- Ipsita Mallik

She is gutsy, talented and speaks her heart. Actor and personality development trainer Ipsita Mallik on a one on one with IAD   How did you journey as an actor begin? As a child I was a very shy and introverted girl. Till my 12th grade, I never had any friends. I never wanted to come out of my comfort zone and so, I was … Continue reading “As a child I was a very shy and introverted girl”- Ipsita Mallik

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“Every kid growing up wanted to be an engineer or a doctor but not me” – Sulagna Panigrahi

She started young and had an early career in the movies, ads and television. She is a very well-known and a well-respected name in the industry. IAD chats with Sulagna Panigrahi about her favourite brands, her most challenging roles and more in this interview Where did you grow up? My father is in the army and so I travelled a lot growing up throughout the country. … Continue reading “Every kid growing up wanted to be an engineer or a doctor but not me” – Sulagna Panigrahi

“Focused work better than hard work”- Muskaan Chowdhary

One of the best things about talking to artists is looking at mundane life through their interesting perspectives; sometimes a joyride, at other times an intense experience through their journey and on special occasions, magical stories that show you how majestic it is to be your own person, think the way only you can dare to think and spread your talent as far and wide as … Continue reading “Focused work better than hard work”- Muskaan Chowdhary

Jividha Ashta: Sensational

“It was a world I wanted to go but did not know how and when it would happen” – Jividha Ashta

She is simple, understands the deeper meaning of life and wears her intentions on her sleeve. All these qualities are precious in showbiz; especially if you want a long career. Model and actor Jividha Ashta spoke to IAD about her first break being the movie Taal, what struggle means to her and how her passion to work triumphs anything that stands in the way What does Jividha mean? Jividha … Continue reading “It was a world I wanted to go but did not know how and when it would happen” – Jividha Ashta

Maanta Dewan

“I fall, I learn, I grind, I rise”- Maanta Dewan

Her passion is infectious from the word go. She emotes a unique vibe that truly represents her. Maanta Dewan speaks with so much soul that it gives you the feeling of looking into your reflection in a still water pond where there is clarity abound. She spoke to us about how personal work is to her, how significant family is and how necessary failure is What’s … Continue reading “I fall, I learn, I grind, I rise”- Maanta Dewan

Actor and model Jannat Sorathia in a pricess avatar

“Acting gives me the power to know myself better” – Jannat Sorathia

Her discipline and dedication not only to her art but her life is contagious. Jannat Sorathia tells us what it takes to sustain and achieve success in showbiz   Which city are you from? I was born and raised in Mumbai. I am a true Mumbaikar; I love this city for its spirit and the opportunities it has to offer.   How did you get in to … Continue reading “Acting gives me the power to know myself better” – Jannat Sorathia

The shining sun: Naina Trivedi

“I just want to work hard and want to be honest with my acting”- Naina Trivedi

She is soft-spoken, measured with words but open and expressive at the same time. Her life as an actor, spent learning and honing her craft is passionate, interesting and truly beautiful. Naina Trivedi spoke to IAD about her upcoming film Mohenjo Daro, her views on cinema, love and getting to this point in her career Which city are you from and how did you get … Continue reading “I just want to work hard and want to be honest with my acting”- Naina Trivedi

Parul Gulati- up, close and personal

“We all struggle in our own way… but I never had to sit at home without work”- Parul Gulati

She has been in over 70 ads, is a beauty by all standards and definitely has the talent to back up her looks. IAD finds out from model and actor Parul Gulati about her roller-coaster ride in this industry   What are your memories of the first print/tv ad you ever did? My first TVC was for a car, Chevrolet Beat. I still remember it … Continue reading “We all struggle in our own way… but I never had to sit at home without work”- Parul Gulati

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A walk down model and actor Charu Priya Sengupta’s life

Her simplicity becomes her prowess; her sincerity her weapon to get to her goal and her lighthearted demeanor is icing on the cake. Charu Priya Sengupta has a way to include you in her life and her journey like it’s your own story and your own journey. IAD spoke to this scintillating actor and model to find out how she found her way into the … Continue reading A walk down model and actor Charu Priya Sengupta’s life

Actor Piya Valecha

Everyone has expectations; people are not bad, neither are they good; it’s your expectations and how much you let go that reflects back on your life – Piya Valecha

There is strength in her voice, a silent resolution and a power that shines through her words. Actor Piya Valecha has come a long way from modeling, doing theater and her first ad about three years ago to shooting for some of the best brands today and her hands full with movie work. IAD takes an exploratory trip with Piya through her story of becoming … Continue reading Everyone has expectations; people are not bad, neither are they good; it’s your expectations and how much you let go that reflects back on your life – Piya Valecha

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“I am so glad that I got to study Shakespeare in school; I’d recite speeches running around in my lawn, without any reason”- Nidhi Singh

She is natural on-screen, effortlessly slips into her characters, humble in real life and stole our hearts with her portrayal of ‘Tanya’ in the TVF series Permanent Roommates. Nidhi Singh talks to Indian Ad Divas about her forever dream of being in the acting field, life so far and how her city (Allahabad) is the biggest motivation   How did your foray into the acting/modelling happen? As a … Continue reading “I am so glad that I got to study Shakespeare in school; I’d recite speeches running around in my lawn, without any reason”- Nidhi Singh

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“I think you must have a very balanced mind. Your mind is where everything starts”- Tulip Joshi

Indian Ad Divas in an exclusive with Tulip Joshi on her life, career and what makes her tick   I am sure you have been asked this question a million times but it’s such a precious piece of work that we have to know from you what your experience was working on Matrubhoomi which was so ahead of its times and so bold. What was it like … Continue reading “I think you must have a very balanced mind. Your mind is where everything starts”- Tulip Joshi

“My parents wanted Saiyami and me as far away from the filmi duniya as possible” – Saunskruti Kher

Saunskruti Kher on coming from a legendary acting background, her close-knit relationship with her sis Saiyami and making her way through this industry.

How has your journey as a model/actor been so far?

It’s been a huge learning curve. I started with doing backstage for Nadira Babbar’s Ekjute, a Hindi theatre group. It would involve sweeping the rehearsal hall, serving chai to the actors, setting up props, etc.
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