Yana Gupta, happy birthday!
The Babuji… babe celebrates her 32nd birthday today
Born as Jana Synková on April 23, 1979 in Brno (Czech Republic), actor Yana Gupta shimmied her way into the hearts of millions of Indians when she arrived sitting on a buffalo in the item song Babuji jara dheere chalo in 2002 from the film Dum. Yana started modelling in the mid-90s and became the face of international brands like Calvin Klein, Victoria’s Secret, Nivea, Honda and Sony. After graduating in Park Architecture and Gardening, Yana left for Japan, where she modelled for some years. Her drop-dead gorgeous looks and spirited persona brought her to India. She fell in love with Pune-based artist Satyakam Gupta and married him in 2001.
After marriage, she continued her modelling stints in with Limca, MTV, Lakme to name a few, and made her entry into Bollywood with the now famous item number in Dum. Yana has appeared in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada films as well as Bollywood movies like Ek Ajnabee. the model-turned-actor was chosen as the face of the leading cosmetic brand Lakme when she replaced Lisa Ray. After separating from her husband in 2005, Yana was seen in various commercials and hosting musical events. She also dated actor Aftab Shivdasani for a while. Some of her latest films include Murder 2, Chalo Dilli and Stand By. These days the blue-eyed beauty is busy gearing up for her upcoming English album. We wish this sizzling babe a very happy birthday!
First Published: 4.41 PM IST 04.23.2012