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Amyra Dastur (born 7 May 1993)[1][2] is an Indian film actress who has starred in mainly Hindi films, but has also starred in some Tamil and Telugu films.[3][4] She made her Bollywood debut with Issaq, opposite Prateik Babbar. She started her career at the age of 16 as a model in a few commercials including Clean and Clear, Dove (toiletries), Vodafone and Micromax. She starred in Mukesh Bhatt's sci-fi thriller Mr. X alongside Emraan Hashmi.[5] She had also acted in a Tamil movie, Anegan alongside Dhanush.

Amyra Dastur
Amyra Dastur snapped during photoshoot (2) (cropped).jpg
Dastur in 2018
Born (1993-05-07) 7 May 1993 (age 26)[1][2]
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
OccupationActress, model
Years active2009-present

Early life and careerEdit

Amyra Dastur began her education in Cathedral and John Connon School. She started her Secondary education from Dhirubhai Ambani International School but dropped out to pursue acting. Dastur is Parsi and she speaks English, and Gujarati at home.[6] She is currently studying in Mumbai's HR College.[7] Dastur started her career as a model in commercials.

Dastur made her Hindi cinema-acting debut in Manish Tiwary's romantic drama[8] Issaq, alongside Prateik Babbar.[9][10]

Amyra in her first international project, Kung Fu Yoga acted alongside Jackie Chan which released in India on 3 February 2017.[11] She has also started filming for Oodi Oodi Uzhaikanum starring Santhanam.

Amyra Dastur was also seen in director Akshat Verma's next, titled Kaalakaandi, starring Saif Ali Khan. Amyra shot for a song in the film which is an upbeat dance number and has some fun lyrics. The track has been choreographed by Adil Malik of Kar Gayi Chul fame.[12] she is all set for her Telugu debut in 2018 with Rajugadu opposite Raj Tarun[13] and Manasuku Nachindi acting opposite Sundeep Kishan directed by Manjula Ghattamaneni.[14]

FilmographyEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes
2013 Issaq Bachchi Kashyap (Juliet) Hindi
2015 Anegan Madhumitha / Samudhra / Kalyani Tamil Nominated SIIMA Award for Best Debut Actress — Tamil
2015 Mr. X Siya Verma Hindi
2017 Kung Fu Yoga Kyra Mandarin
Hindi
English
2018 Manasuku Nachindi Nithya Telugu
Kaalakaandi Neha Hindi
The Trip (Season 2) Ira Hindi English
Raju Gadu Tanvi Telugu
Rajma Chawal Seher/Tara Chaudhary Hindi
2019 Judgementall Hai Kya Reema Hindi
Prassthanam Gunjan Hindi
Made in China Roopa Hindi
Oodi Oodi Uzhaikanum   TBA Tamil Filming
Kadhalai Thedi Nithya Nandha Tamil

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Amyra Dastur celebrates her 22nd birthday in Thailand". Mid-Day. 12 May 2015. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  2. ^ a b TNN (9 May 2015). "Amyra's flaunts her bikini in Thailand - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  3. ^ "A royal gift for Manish Tiwary". mid-day.com.
  4. ^ "Amyra's headstrong nature helped her bag debut film". The Times of India.
  5. ^ Avinash Lohana (30 May 2015). "Amyra Dastur in 'Ticket To Bollywood'". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  6. ^ "I never really wanted to act for fame: Amyra Dastur". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "I am not a romantic person: Amyra Dastur". Hindustantimes.com.
  8. ^ Priya Sharma (2013-07-18). "Juliet comes to Benaras". The Hindu.
  9. ^ "Director Manish Tiwary talks about his film Issaq, Prateik Babbar and Amyra Dastur". dna. 2013-06-29.
  10. ^ "Prateik goes down on his knees for Amyra Dastur". mid-day.com.
  11. ^ "Amyra Dastur braves the cold for Jackie Chan's 'Kung Fu Yoga' - Times of India".
  12. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (16 November 2016). "Amyra Dastur to do a peppy number in Saif Ali Khan starrer Kaalagandi - Bollywood Hungama".
  13. ^ "Rajugadu is almost complete". 12 December 2017.
  14. ^ "'Manasuku Nachindi's' teaser to be out soon! - Times of India".

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