“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

“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

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

Singer, model, Mariah Jas

“My music is self-expression, it allows me to say the words I otherwise can’t say” – Mariah Jas

Her voice will make you feel electric. Her songs will reveal the person she is. Her talent won’t go unnoticed. Mariah Jas emotes her heart and soul through her music. Indian Ad Divas talk to this beauty-model, singer and globetrotter to get a peek into her musical life and dreams   What’s the one perpetual feeling you get when you sing? I feel a lot of … Continue reading “My music is self-expression, it allows me to say the words I otherwise can’t say” – Mariah Jas

Mudra Pandey

“I have never followed my mind. I have always followed my heart and it has yielded the right results.” – Mudra Pandey

She is dusky, sultry and carries her tireless work ethic where she goes. Model and actor, Mudra Pandey has distinguished herself across diverse platforms. This has not only pushed her ‘name-sake’ brand into a fashion but made her one of most trendy names in the industry. She can work wonders with her style of design and an incredible camera presence. She has worked with renowned brands such as Zoya by … Continue reading “I have never followed my mind. I have always followed my heart and it has yielded the right results.” – Mudra Pandey

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

swapnila gupta

“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

Nidhi Singh and her story of making it into the showbiz industry Sticky post

“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

Director Shefali Bhushan

“Success is completely unimportant but doing what you really want to do and taking it to the finish line is”- Shefali Bhushan

Writer/Director/Producer Shefali Bhushan brings into focus her story that resulted in her soon to be released movie Jugni, her passion project Beat Of India and her overall experience of working in the film industry.    What was your journey into becoming a director? I did my mass communication from Jamia Miliya Islamiya and that is the logical journey to take in any case and the first … Continue reading “Success is completely unimportant but doing what you really want to do and taking it to the finish line is”- Shefali Bhushan

Tulip Joshi in a candid shot; Image source: movie-snap.blogspot.com Sticky post

“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

Medha Shot by Sajna Sangeeth Sivan

A Trip Into Medha’s World Of Stories, Travel, Acting & More

She has a rhythm in her voice, a streak of wilderness and a truly honest and grounded approach to her art. Medha’s true ingenuity for being completely involved in the activity of everyday life in a truly artistic way is inspiring. “I think it’s reading. I make sure I read. I read a lot. It could be a book, a website I follow; in my family everybody is … Continue reading A Trip Into Medha’s World Of Stories, Travel, Acting & More

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

Bhavyata Sharma making her way into the modelling world

Bhavyata Sharma: A small town beauty with big dreams

The population of your town or the number of digits in the area of the place you were raised doesn’t matter if the size of your dreams is infinite. As a 5 year old daughter of a Mechanical Engineer in Ajmer, Rajasthan, when asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, “I want to be Miss India,” she said. It was not a … Continue reading Bhavyata Sharma: A small town beauty with big dreams

“I strongly believe success has no short cut”- Riddhi Jain

She is grounded and has worked her way up the modelling ladder without compromising on quality; a motto she lives by. Riddhi Jain is the face of many brands and commercials. Blessed with good looks and a goal-oriented attitude, Riddhi’s passion for her work comes through her commitment to what she does. While she has been super busy shooting, IAD did a rapid chat with … Continue reading “I strongly believe success has no short cut”- Riddhi Jain