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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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“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

Bold and confident Priyanka Chandel in a tete-a-tete with IAD

“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

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

Jannat Sorathia puts a spin on what fashion and beauty mean to her

Jannat Sorathia tells us some top secrets to a fashionable closet and a beautiful face   Must Haves: Fashion is all about standing out in crowd. Things all girls must have in their closet: Denims – good stretchy jeans, short black dress, maxi dresses, evening gown and jackets. Jumpsuits are very good for day wear. There are so many options to play with. Remember to be comfortable … Continue reading Jannat Sorathia puts a spin on what fashion and beauty mean to her

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

“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

Maneka Gandhi in the towel ad circa 1973

Maneka Gandhi: A model citizen

She is the holy grail of protecting the mute creatures i.e. animals. Animal lovers and activists around the globe and in India especially respect this woman for her bold stand in support of our four-legged friends. So what does an ad with Maneka Gandhi promoting a bathing towel in 1973 make you say? Apparently this beauty, before she became the Union Minister for Women and Child Development … Continue reading Maneka Gandhi: A model citizen

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

Model Henna Maria Kennedy

Model Henna Maria Kennedy’s Foray Into Politics

Models are all looks and no brains- this is a  statement we have heard before; read it in magazines, heard it said in sitcoms and watched it in the movies. News like the one we are writing about breaks those stereotypes. Henna Maria Kennedy, a twenty two-year old model and an engineering pass out in Electronics and Communication, is making history by contesting as a BJP … Continue reading Model Henna Maria Kennedy’s Foray Into Politics

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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

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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

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

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Indo-Pak bhai-bhai when it comes to fashion, food & music

Shaan-e-Pakistan brings India & Pakistan together in an event showcasing exquisite fashion, food & music The feeling is priceless when border issues between India and Pakistan don’t make any sense in the wake of good news; especially when it’s fashion related. It’s a celebration of sorts. We all keep our eyes peeled to hear about something like this and when it does happen we rejoice. … Continue reading Indo-Pak bhai-bhai when it comes to fashion, food & music