Yana Gupta, previously addressed as Jana Synkova, was born on 23 April, 1979, in Brno, Czech Republic. She has a citizenship of Czech Republic, which means she is European. She has a good knowledge of languages and knows languages like English, Hindi, Czech, Spanish and Japanese. Yana started her career at the age of 16 in the 1990's in the modeling field. After her graduation from Park Architecture and Gardening, she went to Japan, started modeling there for a considerable period of time. Then she moved to India, while looking for more projects to work on. In India, she fell in love with Satyakam Gupta and changed her last name from Synkova to Gupta. After getting married, she moved to Pune. But in spite of being married, her quest for modeling projects went on in Mumbai. Soon, she modeled for Limca, MTV, and Lakme. She even worked for brands like Nivea and Shiseido. She was also named as the new face for Lakme cosmetics in India in 2001, after replacing former model, Lisa Ray.
She got a chance to do an item number in ‘
Dum’, which made her famous for doing item numbers. She also appeared in the South industry with two Telugu, one Tamil, and one Kannada movie. She also did the Bollywood movie, '
Ek Ajnabee', with
Arjun Rampal. Yana also took part in one of the popular shows of the TV industry, 'Khatron ka Khiladi', which was hosted by Bollywood's Khiladi, Akshay Kumar, on Colors TV. She was among the bold contenders to win the show. She also appeared on the dancing reality show, 'Jhalak Dikhhlaa Jaa', in its 4th season. She is also a TV anchor of a musical countdown show on Zoom TV and signed up with Indiagames to be featured in their future projects. She got divorced in the year 2008 and changed her name to Yana. Though she is divorced now, her plans are to stay in India and to plan the launch of her very own album in English.Yana also finds her hobby in playing piano, flute, dancing, aerobics, health, fitness and computers. She is purely vegetarian by her diet.
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Yana Gupta is a model from Czechoslovakia, and she was born on 23 April, 1979, from the same country. She is also a famous actress and author from Mumbai. From the age of 16, she has been doing modeling. Before taking up a career in modeling, she completed her graduation in the domains of Gardening and Park Architecture. Before entering into the modeling space in India, she went to Japan and modeled there for some time. Then in 2001, she came to India and entered into the Indian modeling industry. After becoming a successful model, she also got the opportunity to work as the brand ambassador for Lakme, the largest cosmetic brand in India. In 2003, she did an item song in a Bollywood film, ‘Dum’, an action film in Hindi under the direction of E. Nivas, and production of
Karim Morani and Ali. The song has a title of “Babuji Zara Dheere Chalo”, and it was a super hit at box office. Suddenly, Gupta became the most wanted Bollywood actress for the movie buffs. In 2009, she also became a writer by authoring a book namely "How to Love Your Body and Get the Body You Love".
She also gave her performance on the final stage of
Bigg Boss 6, a super hit reality show on Colors channel. She also went up to the final stage in a reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, where celebrities from various domains perform dances with professional dancers. It was taken from the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, one of the famous reality show in the UK.
In 2001, Yana Gupta got married to Satyakam Gupta, and in 2005, they got divorced. Gupta is pure vegetarian and dated
Aftab Shivdasani, an actor, model and producer in Bollywood, for some time. She made a special appearance in a Tamil film, ‘Manmadhan’, a thriller and romantic film under the direction of A.J . Murugan. The film was a super hit at theaters and played for 275 days continuously. She also gave a special appearance in a Telugu action film, ‘
Gharshana’, under the direction of
Gautham Menon and produced under Geetha Chitra International banner. This film was a successful one in the Tollywood industry. She also danced for a song in ‘Rakht’, a horror film under the direction of
Mahesh Manjrekar, as well as a song in ‘Jogi’, a Kannada film starring
Jennifer Kotwal and Shivrajkumar in lead roles. In the Hindi film, ‘
Murder 2’, a thriller movie, she played the role of Jyothi.