“Ilayaraja sir is the toughest to work with, because he is very specific with his wants and it was exciting to work with a genius like him.” – Caralisa Monteiro

A playback singer, recording artist, a music composer and a cancer awareness campaigner. Fondly called as “The Queen of Advertising”, she has put her soul in over 5000 memorable ad jingles and some of the most hummed Bollywood chartbusters. This week IAD got a chance to talk with Caralisa Monteiro about her success wave in the ad world for over a decade and half, her … Continue reading “Ilayaraja sir is the toughest to work with, because he is very specific with his wants and it was exciting to work with a genius like him.” – Caralisa Monteiro

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

Umang Jain – the Cadbury girl!

The line, Kya main aapko jaanthi hoon? (Do I know you?), with a confused and irritated look of Umang Jain in a Cadbury advert has fluttered a million hearts, adding up to this peary-eyed model-plus-actor’s fanbase. Everything about the Cadbury Shubh Aarambh’s commercial was adorable – the mood of the picture, the simplicity of the dialogues, and the subtle background music – and icing on … Continue reading Umang Jain – the Cadbury girl!

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“My USP is my smile” – Amrit Sandhu

IAD got to speak with gorgeous Amrit Sandhu this week! With a perfect amiable smile and girl-next-door looks, Amrit has not only self achieved commercial success in modelling but has won a million hearts across the country. Excerpts from a tete-a-tete where she shares some of her hidden talents and success secrets. Enjoy! 🙂 Tell us something about yourself and your foray into modelling? I was born … Continue reading “My USP is my smile” – Amrit Sandhu

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

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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

Riva Bubber

Remember the predicament of a diva with wet Mehendi design on her hands to have a bite of Cadbury Dairy Milk bar? She is none other than Riva Bubber, the favorite bahu of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. Cadbury’s Mehendi (henna) commercial is one of the most memorable and favorite Indian ads of the chocolate brand.   This Mumbaikar has endorsed many popular brands like Rin, Pond’s, Sunsilk, … Continue reading Riva Bubber

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

Zoya Afroz

[Update: Zoya Afroz was still an ad girl-next-door when I wrote this article. The 2nd runner up, won the Pond’s Femina Miss India International 2013 title. As soon as the news broke out (in March), the stats of this website quadrupled!] Zoya Afroz, recognized as the Pond’s Femina Miss Indore 2013 crown winner, has been a celeb personality from a very, very young age. She started powering the … Continue reading Zoya Afroz