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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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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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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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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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“Many people focus on the weaknesses than appreciating the goodness in others” – Vibhoutee Sharma

Two beauty crowns winner, model and an actor in the making, Vibhoutee Sharma wants to inspire others through a positive attitude towards life. Read on as she enthusiastically talks about what gave her the confidence to move to Mumbai! An IAD exclusive. What does your name “Vibhoutee” mean? Vibhoutee means “Glory”. Some people mistake it to “Bhabhuti” though, which means ash. “Cute!” Do you hear that often?  Haha, … Continue reading “Many people focus on the weaknesses than appreciating the goodness in others” – Vibhoutee Sharma

Pavleen Gujral

“Sometimes reality is much more interesting which is what Angry Indian Goddesses is all about”- Pavleen Gujral

Her latest work in the movie Angry Indian Goddesses has been highly applauded. Her past work as a VJ, anchor and actor earned her earnest fan following. While her work speaks volumes, her one on one with IAD taps into the person Pavleen Gujral is Between acting and anchoring what do you prefer more? I wanted to go to NSD for college but due to … Continue reading “Sometimes reality is much more interesting which is what Angry Indian Goddesses is all about”- Pavleen Gujral

Ipsita Mallik

“As a child I was a very shy and introverted girl”- Ipsita Mallik

She is gutsy, talented and speaks her heart. Actor and personality development trainer Ipsita Mallik on a one on one with IAD   How did you journey as an actor begin? As a child I was a very shy and introverted girl. Till my 12th grade, I never had any friends. I never wanted to come out of my comfort zone and so, I was … Continue reading “As a child I was a very shy and introverted girl”- Ipsita Mallik

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“Every kid growing up wanted to be an engineer or a doctor but not me” – Sulagna Panigrahi

She started young and had an early career in the movies, ads and television. She is a very well-known and a well-respected name in the industry. IAD chats with Sulagna Panigrahi about her favourite brands, her most challenging roles and more in this interview Where did you grow up? My father is in the army and so I travelled a lot growing up throughout the country. … Continue reading “Every kid growing up wanted to be an engineer or a doctor but not me” – Sulagna Panigrahi

“Focused work better than hard work”- Muskaan Chowdhary

One of the best things about talking to artists is looking at mundane life through their interesting perspectives; sometimes a joyride, at other times an intense experience through their journey and on special occasions, magical stories that show you how majestic it is to be your own person, think the way only you can dare to think and spread your talent as far and wide as … Continue reading “Focused work better than hard work”- Muskaan Chowdhary

Jividha Ashta: Sensational

“It was a world I wanted to go but did not know how and when it would happen” – Jividha Ashta

She is simple, understands the deeper meaning of life and wears her intentions on her sleeve. All these qualities are precious in showbiz; especially if you want a long career. Model and actor Jividha Ashta spoke to IAD about her first break being the movie Taal, what struggle means to her and how her passion to work triumphs anything that stands in the way What does Jividha mean? Jividha … Continue reading “It was a world I wanted to go but did not know how and when it would happen” – Jividha Ashta

Maanta Dewan

“I fall, I learn, I grind, I rise”- Maanta Dewan

Her passion is infectious from the word go. She emotes a unique vibe that truly represents her. Maanta Dewan speaks with so much soul that it gives you the feeling of looking into your reflection in a still water pond where there is clarity abound. She spoke to us about how personal work is to her, how significant family is and how necessary failure is What’s … Continue reading “I fall, I learn, I grind, I rise”- Maanta Dewan