Diana Penty is an Indian actress born in Mumbai on November 2, 1985 for a Parsi father and a Christian mother. Her role in Film Cocktail (2012),with
Deepika Padukone and
Saif Ali Khan capitulated her to fame. She is best known as a shy and simple traditional girl Meera of Cocktail to viewers. While she gave a strong performance in the film Cocktail that already made her a star, she was also seen appearing in minor roles in classic films like ‘Dhoom-3 ’and ‘Golmaal- Fun Unlimited, which was a pleasant surprise for her fans. After a lull in her career, she is making a promising comeback in a project of Anand L Rai for a titled film ‘Happy Bhaag Jayegi, as a leading lady and will be seen soon opposite Abhay Deol. It is a cross border love story of Pakistan and India. To be shot in Lahore and Amritsar, the film is expected to hit the floors very soon in 2015. Shortly after the classic Cocktail was released, she was in the news for having romantically linked to a diamond merchant Harsh Sagar. For her romantic affair, Diana had turned down many film offers. She was also romantically linked to actors such as Salman Khan and was supposed to be cast for Sooraj Barjatya’s film, which also did not happen. Her role as Meera in Cocktail in the year 2012, a classic film made her demanding heroine in Bollywood.
Penty’s earlier career was into modeling. She got a break in modeling career in the year 2005. As a successful model queen in India, she also positioned herself in the top slots of modeling by walking the ramp for many of India’s top designers and was also the queen bee in modeling. She even endorsed many successful brands of mobile sets. She was recently seen walking the ramp for Lakme Fashion Show. Her maturity in balancing her professional life with modeling and acting gave her the position as queen bee of the glamour world. Hope she gets more offers, and brings cheer to her fans, as moviegoers find her a ’refreshingly natural’ star in Bollywood.