Thursday, April 5, 2007

Yana Gupta

Yana Gupta or Yaana (born Jana Synková) is a Czechoslovakian born model-actress working in India.

Yana Gupta was born in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) and began modelling in the mid-1990s. Her career took a turn toward the east when she married Indian artist Satyakam Gupta in Pune. and changed her last name from Synkova to Gupta. She divorced Satyakam Gupta in 2005. In 2008 she altered her given name to Yaana.

Yaana appeared on numerous magazine covers, including Elle, Cosmopolitan, Femina, and now on Maxim. Gupta modeled for the premier Kingfisher's calendar and has performed dance numbers in three films including the remix of babuji zara dheere chalo. Before her career in Bollywood, she modeled for international clients like Calvin Klein & Victoria's Secret.

Yaana made her big screen debut in the Bollywood movie Dum for the song 'Babuji Zara Dheere Chalo' which made her famous for cameo item numbers. She was named the new face for Lakmé Cosmetics in 2001. She has also appeared in a Kannada movie named Jogi (film). She played the role of a TV anchor on the countdown show Mirch Masala on ZoomTV where she danced to famous dance numbers.

Yaana recently signed up with a leading mobile and PC games company Indiagames as brand ambassador and will be featured in several interesting games and applications related to fitness, puzzles etc. Yaana has featured on the Dr Zeus album Back Unda Da Influence, which was released in 2007.

She featured in a cameo role in the video for the song "Chargai", released on Aman Hayer's 2008 release Groundshaker 2. The song features vocals from Jazzy B & Apache Indian. She is also very famous for her song "Kadhal yanai" from the blockbuster Tamil film Anniyan [Aparichit in Hindi (dubbed)] and "Aadatanama" from the Telugu film Gharshana (Remake of blockbuster tamil film Kaaka Kaaka).