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“Though born with a silver spoon, I never took advantage of it” – Yoshika Verma

Yoshika Verma is a Mumbai-based actor, commercial model, and a voice-over artist. Having received training in acting from the Barry John Acting Studio, Mumbai, and the LB Acting Studio, Canada, Yoshika has appeared in over 30 television commercials and five feature films. IAD connects with Yoshika to learn that she’s the daughter of renowned action director & producer, Mr. Pappu Verma, and more in an … Continue reading “Though born with a silver spoon, I never took advantage of it” – Yoshika Verma

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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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“You have to be comfortable in your own skin to feel confident” – Smriti Subramaniam

State Basketball player-turned-fashion model, Smriti Subramaniam, talks to IAD about the must-haves for a model to be successful in the much competitive fashion industry! A Biotech graduate from RVCE Bangalore, Smriti moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in modeling. More about her journey and life in her own words. Is modelling more exciting than engineering? Tell us about your college days and the transition? … Continue reading “You have to be comfortable in your own skin to feel confident” – Smriti Subramaniam

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“Models bring credibility to brands!” – Anandita Pagnis

Cute and confident are the words that come to mind when you look at her work. Having started commercial modelling while in school, she has more than 100 advertisements to her credit. Perhaps most recognized for her Himalaya Herbals campaign – whose billboards are all over the place – the cheerful Anandita Pagnis is more captivating than what meets the eye! Read on. Anandita, what’s your definition … Continue reading “Models bring credibility to brands!” – Anandita Pagnis

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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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The Success of a Rebel – Teena Singh

“I have always been a rebel since I was a child; I always knew I was made for greater things in life. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I knew I would do something more than just living in Punjab all my life and getting married and making babies.” Model and actor Teena Singh talks about her journey through advertisements, about her upcoming film Akira … Continue reading The Success of a Rebel – Teena Singh

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“Embrace the faith in yourself!” – Priyanka Karunakaran

New York Film Academy alumna, performance artist, and fashion model with the will of steel, Priyanka Karunakaran shares with us what it takes to be a model, and what keeps her fit and ticking! Read on… When did you get your first breakthrough in the industry and tell us about your love for stage?  I was blessed to be born in a South Indian family … Continue reading “Embrace the faith in yourself!” – Priyanka Karunakaran

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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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“I would love to be a part of a movie with a social message!” – Onima Kashyap

No matter what part of the country you are living in, you have seen the poster of Onima Kashyap, stylishly gulping the Coke! If being the face of Coca Cola on a million copies is a feat, the model is a gifted artist and has several experimental creations to her credit. IAD tries to take a sneak peek into Onima’s life (and her creative mind)! We … Continue reading “I would love to be a part of a movie with a social message!” – Onima Kashyap

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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

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“My daddy is my hero!” – Priyanka Chandel

Meet Priyanka Chandel: the confident and pretty model and television artist from Dehradun   Tell us about the influence of your city on your upbringing? The city of Dehradun (Uttarakhand) has moral values instilled in me and I feel that these values are the key to my professional growth.   How did you end up in the MTV Splitsvilla? Honestly, I never thought of participating … Continue reading “My daddy is my hero!” – Priyanka Chandel

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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

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“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

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“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

“I learned how to stay original and to uphold my values and principles.” – Aileena Catherin Amon

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So confident and spunky, she makes you fall for her when you see her walking on stage. It is not just her beautiful face, but also her warm and pleasing personality that draws me to the woman I interviewed. She is Aileena Catherin Amon – top 6 at Miss Diva 2015 and winners of three sub-awards. Looking at… Continue reading “I learned how to stay original and to uphold my values and principles.” – Aileena Catherin Amon