From MTV to Bollywood:Sophie Chaudhury
After becoming a VJ for MTV, there was no looking back for this beauty with brains, Sophie Chaudhury. Sophie is a well-known name in the film industry. She is a person with multiple talents; she is a popular singer, and actress and also a very popular Mtv VJ. Sophie has quite a number of music videos where she has sung herself and also featured, and many has proved to be huge hits. Sophie was born in UK and since her father liked Sophia Loren very much, he gave his daughter’s name ‘Sophia’ though she now uses ‘Sophie’. From her childhood, Sophie has been a very good performer, and she took part in school choir and also done lead roles in school and college musicals.
At the age of 13, much acclaimed music director Biddu recognized her talent of singing. After completing her studies, Sophie Chaudhury started to follow her dreams. In 2003,she moved in Mumbai, and became an Mtv VJ. Sophie can speak in English, Urdu, French and Hindi. She also sings in Spanish, Arabic and Punjabi. Sophie has taken training in Bharatnatyam, Kathak and street dance. She won the Lycra Mtv style award for the ‘Most Stylish Female in Music’ in October 2004 and won the Bollywood award for ‘Best Pop Singer’ in January 2005 at the Bollywood awards in Dubai Global Village. With the film ‘Shaadi No. 1’, Sophie stepped into Bollywood. She was casted opposite Zayed Khan, this movie was directed by David Dhawan and was a multi-starrer. Sophie Chaudhury has also starred in ‘Pyaar Ke Side Effects’ with Rahul Bose and Mallika Sherawat.
Dia Mirza is an accomplished Indian model and also a celebrated actress of Bollywood. Dia was the second runner up in the Miss India 2000 beauty contest and was also crowned the Miss Asia Pacific for the same year in Manila. Born on 9th December, 1981in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, Dia attended Vidyaranya High School For Boys And Girls, a school based on the teachings of Krishnamurti, and later Naes School in Kushnuma. This 5’ 6” tall beauty made her debut in the film ‘Rehna Hai Terea Dil Mein’ opposite R. Madhvan which got her career rolling although the film did not prove to be a big hit. RHTDM was an important step in the career of Dia Mirza as this is how she began her days in Bollywood.
Dia Mirza has worked as a marketing executive at Sriven Multi-tech in Hyderabad. Life changed for the better for Dia after she won the title of Miss Asia Pacific. Dia prefers eating chocolates and her favorite dishes include Italian Pasta and Hyderabadi Biriyani. Dia can speak Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, English and Telugu proficiently. In the Miss India, where she was a runner up, she had also won the Miss Beautiful Smile title. Dia Mirza is the second Indian contestant to be crowned Miss Asia Pacific, and has remained the first in twenty-nine years. She has always been independent and is a fitness freak. Dia, a close friend of Sonu Nigam had also appeared in a music video of for this renowned singer. The other films where she has appeared are ‘Dus’, ‘Fight Club’, ‘Tumsa Nahin Dekha’ , ‘Parineeta’ and many more.
Beautiful, attractive, a first film wonder , Who is she? She is none other than Amisha Patel. She is the grand daughter of Indian freedom fighter, lawyer and former justice Rajni Patel. She has obtained a degree in Economics from Tufts University , USA and also won a gold medal in Economics paper at her university. Inspite of hailing from an illustrious lineage and having a strong educational background Amisha chose stardom over academics.
This petite and beautiful girl got her first break in Rakesh Roshans “Kaho na pyaar hain” and she became a star overnight. Her other big hits are Gaddar and Bhool Bhulaiya. Although she delivered some subsequent hits but the magical spell on the audience seems to be lost after her first movie. Of late her personal life has attracted more attention than her movies in the box office. It is marred with misunderstandings following a tiff with her family. She is currently dating director Vikram Bhatt who is twice her age. She hits the headlines and the fashion magazines for all the wrong reasons. She recently topped one of the fashion magazines chart as the most badly dressed Indian actress .
An industry, which is ruled, by glamorous looking queens and potentially talented actors she certainly needs to create her own style. Otherwise she will be lost in this world of showbiz and stardom. Probably the academic gown may look better on her rather than the tinsel makeup of BOLLYWOOD.