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Sofia Hayat
Sofia Hayat Rajasthan Cinema Awards 2015.jpg
Sofia Hayat Rajasthan Cinema Awards 2015
OccupationFormer actress, model, singer[1]
Spouse(s)Vlad Stanescu (April 2017-April 2018)
WebsiteOfficial website

Sofia Hayat is an actress, model, singer and a former nun who worked in British and Indian projects. She is a British national of Asian descent.[1]

In July 2012, Hayat was named the new "Curvy Icon" by Vogue Italia.[2] In September 2013, Hayat named on the FHM sexiest women in the world list in position 81.[3]

She was a contestant on Bigg Boss 7 in 2013.[4][5] She entered as a wild card entry but got evicted on 12th week on 8 December 2013 (Day 84).[6]


Personal LifeEdit

Sofia was born and brought up in Gravesend in Kent in a devout Muslim family with three sisters and two brothers.[7]

She holds a BA (Hons) in Music and Performing Arts, and has studied acting for seven years, including the Meisner Technique, of which she is a fan.[8]

In June 2016, she announced that she has embraced spirituality and become a nun. She adopted the name, Gaia Sofia Mother.[9]

On 1 March 2017 Sofia got engaged to her boyfriend Vlad Stanescu an interior designer by profession after dating him a week. On 24 April 2017 Sofia and Vlad got married in a private ceremony in London. Sofia divorced her husband Vlad after completing one year of their marriage anniversary.[10]


2004 - contestant on Channel 4's "Bollywood Star" TV series, a quest to find the next big Bollywood actor. She lost to Rupak Man.




  1. ^ a b "Sofia Hayat raises temperature with bikini shoot!". Yahoo!. 30 April 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
  2. ^ Veronica Bottasini. "Sofia Hayat". Vogue. Retrieved 6 March 2013.
  3. ^ "81. Sofia Hayat – FHM". Archived from the original on 11 January 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Candy Brar, Ajaz Khan and Sofia Hayat to enter Bigg Boss season 7 as wild card entries". Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  5. ^ "I am quite childish, says Sofiya Hayat before entering Bigg Boss house". Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  6. ^ "‘Tanisha needs a wake-up call’, says Sofia Hayat". 9 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Watch: Sofia Hayat sexually harassed at Mecca; opens up about it". PINKVILLA.
  8. ^ "About". Sofia Hayat. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
  9. ^ "Sofia Hayat reveals why she turned into a nun, displays silicon implants removed from breasts - Times of India".
  10. ^ Tiwari, Vijaya (3 June 2016). "Sofia Hayat reveals why she turned into a nun, displays silicon implants removed from breasts". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Bollywood - Taja Khabrein".

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