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There is both good and bad in the industry – Palak Gangele

Having started her journey in 2012, Palak Gangele has seen the industry inside-out. A self-confessed struggler in this mayhem that is the entertainment industry, Palak takes absolute pride in her past and keeps an unwavering resolve for her future. She talks to Indian Ad Divas about her journey so far. Can you tell us a little bit about your journey in the industry and your … Continue reading There is both good and bad in the industry – Palak Gangele

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The craze of your first film never fades away – Muskaan Khubchandani

Muskaan Khubchandani’s first film, George Reddy, was released in the South on November 22, 2019. On the eve of the release, Muskaan talks to IAD about her journey from a middle-class girl next door to a quintessential ‘heroin.’ Tune in as she shares her foray into the entertainment industry and the experience of shooting for her first feature film. When was the first time you … Continue reading The craze of your first film never fades away – Muskaan Khubchandani

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“I get drawn to projects that complement my personality” – Anjali Sivaraman

Quirky, artistic, and brilliantly unconventional, Anjali Sivaraman manifests in work that sets her apart. She talks about her three passions – Music, acting and modeling, in a candid chat with Indian Ad Divas. You have an amazing voice. Where did your love for singing originate from? Music is in my blood. My mom is a singer. All our family functions would consist of everyone gathering … Continue reading “I get drawn to projects that complement my personality” – Anjali Sivaraman

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The Miss India Pageant is about more than just having a pretty face – Vaishnavi Patwardhan

A law student from the city of Pune, Vaishnavi Patwardhan‘s life took a U-turn when she decided to take up modeling as a career. What followed was an exhilarating journey through the world of beauty pageants, fashion, and films. Vaishnavi shares tidbits from her life as a working model and an actress in this candid interview. When did you first get inclined towards the entertainment … Continue reading The Miss India Pageant is about more than just having a pretty face – Vaishnavi Patwardhan

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You don’t have to be 5’8 to be a model anymore – Ayesha Kanga

Vivacious, free-spirited, and extremely talented, Ayesha Kanga takes us through her happening journey in the world of fashion and advertising. In the short period of a year, Ayesha has made a name for herself in the industry with features by American Express, Coca-Cola, Tanishq, and many more. In this fun tête-à-tête with Indian Ad Divas, she tells us how. When was the first time you … Continue reading You don’t have to be 5’8 to be a model anymore – Ayesha Kanga

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Acting is about reinventing yourself, every day – Nikkesha Rangwala

We tuned in with Nikkesha Rangwala on a warm Tuesday afternoon. Forthcoming, grounded, and a self-confessed shy bird, Nikkesha talks about keeping it real in the entertainment industry. On starting early How did you set off in the entertainment industry? Did you always know you wanted to be an actor? Growing up in Canada, I was always the kid who was into dance, drama, and … Continue reading Acting is about reinventing yourself, every day – Nikkesha Rangwala

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“Though born with a silver spoon, I never took advantage of it” – Yoshika Verma

Yoshika Verma is a Mumbai-based actor, commercial model, and a voice-over artist. Having received training in acting from the Barry John Acting Studio, Mumbai, and the LB Acting Studio, Canada, Yoshika has appeared in over 30 television commercials and five feature films. IAD connects with Yoshika to learn that she’s the daughter of renowned action director & producer, Mr. Pappu Verma, and more in an … Continue reading “Though born with a silver spoon, I never took advantage of it” – Yoshika Verma

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“I want to be the face of Rajasthan Tourism!” – Lekha Prajapati

Lekha Prajapati, our cover girl this month, is a model and actor from Jaipur, Rajasthan. She is a perfect blend of pretty looks and positive attitude. Taking time out from her busy schedule, Lekha spoke to IAD to share her love for the glamorous ad world, a peek into her life, and her mantra for success. Here are some snippets from our interview. What made … Continue reading “I want to be the face of Rajasthan Tourism!” – Lekha Prajapati

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“You have to be comfortable in your own skin to feel confident” – Smriti Subramaniam

State Basketball player-turned-fashion model, Smriti Subramaniam, talks to IAD about the must-haves for a model to be successful in the much competitive fashion industry! A Biotech graduate from RVCE Bangalore, Smriti moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in modeling. More about her journey and life in her own words. Is modelling more exciting than engineering? Tell us about your college days and the transition? … Continue reading “You have to be comfortable in your own skin to feel confident” – Smriti Subramaniam

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“Models bring credibility to brands!” – Anandita Pagnis

Cute and confident are the words that come to mind when you look at her work. Having started commercial modelling while in school, she has more than 100 advertisements to her credit. Perhaps most recognized for her Himalaya Herbals campaign – whose billboards are all over the place – the cheerful Anandita Pagnis is more captivating than what meets the eye! Read on. Anandita, what’s your definition … Continue reading “Models bring credibility to brands!” – Anandita Pagnis

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Humorously Yours! – Pooja Verma

She is as well known for her quick wit as she is for her roles in Pollywood movies. She has endorsed many top brands in the country and added glamour to popular music videos. Meet actress and model Pooja Verma from Delhi. Pooja debuted in Punjabi cinema with ‘Baaz‘, starring alongside Babbu Maan, Mukul Dev and Yograaj Singh. She got recognized in the South with … Continue reading Humorously Yours! – Pooja Verma

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The Success of a Rebel – Teena Singh

“I have always been a rebel since I was a child; I always knew I was made for greater things in life. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I knew I would do something more than just living in Punjab all my life and getting married and making babies.” Model and actor Teena Singh talks about her journey through advertisements, about her upcoming film Akira … Continue reading The Success of a Rebel – Teena Singh

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“Embrace the faith in yourself!” – Priyanka Karunakaran

New York Film Academy alumna, performance artist, and fashion model with the will of steel, Priyanka Karunakaran shares with us what it takes to be a model, and what keeps her fit and ticking! Read on… When did you get your first breakthrough in the industry and tell us about your love for stage?  I was blessed to be born in a South Indian family … Continue reading “Embrace the faith in yourself!” – Priyanka Karunakaran

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“Gymming is my only bad addiction!” – Elinor Chhris

Just three years in the fashion and advertising industry, Elinor Chhris has become a sort-after model, endorsing a ton of brands – from watches and jewellery to real estate and luxury cars! Elinor has adorned several magazine covers; played lead in Marathi movies – Mungala, Jarab and some groovy music albums. IAD got a chance to talk with the Pune model; read her success story in her words! IAD: Elinor, how did … Continue reading “Gymming is my only bad addiction!” – Elinor Chhris