Yana Gupta (born Jana Synková; 23 April 1979) is a Czech model and actress who lives and works in India.[1]

Yana Gupta
Yana Gupta in 2016.jpg
Yana Gupta in 2016
Jana Synková

(1979-04-23) 23 April 1979 (age 42)
OccupationModel, actress, author
Satyakam Gupta
(m. 2001; div. 2005)

Early lifeEdit

Gupta was born as Jana Synková in 1979 in Brno, South Moravian Region, Czech SR, Czechoslovak SR (now Czech Republic).[2] Her parents divorced and she was brought up with her sister by her single mother.[3]


She started her modelling career at the age of 16, and after graduating in Park Architecture and Gardening, she moved to continue her modelling career in Japan. She later moved to India, spending her first years at ashram of Rajneesh in Pune, where she married artist Satyakam Gupta,[4] changing her last name to Gupta.

In 2001, she entered the Indian modelling industry and became the brand ambassador of the largest Indian cosmetic brand, Lakme.[5] In 2002, she made her first appearance in Bollywood with the song "Babuji Zara Dheere Chalo" in the film Dum. She also appeared in an item song in Venkatesh's Gharshana.[6]

In 2009, Gupta released a book on health, How To Love Your Body And Get The Body You Love.[7] She also released a music album.[8] In 2011, she again appeared in an item song for the movie Murder 2.[9]

In 2010, Gupta was criticized after she was pictured without her underwear at a children's charity event, which she described as a wardrobe malfunction but was characterized by some commentators as a publicity stunt.[10]

She performed in the Bigg Boss 6 finale.[11] She reached the finale of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa but lost to Meiyang Chang. After participating in various TV shows, she appeared again in the film Dassehra (2018) in the item song "Joganiya".[12]

Personal lifeEdit

She was married to Satyakam Gupta in 2001 but they divorced in 2005.[4]


Film Role Year Language Notes
Dum Dancer 2003 Hindi In the song "Bijli Giri"
Manmadhan Special appearance 2004 Tamil In the song "Thathai Thathai"
Gharshana Special appearance 2004 Telugu
Rakht Dancer 2004 Hindi In the song "Oh! What a Babe!"
Jogi Dancer 2005 Kannada In the song "Bin Ladin Nan Maava!"
Anniyan Special appearance 2005 Tamil In the song "Kadhal Yaanai"
Shankardada Zindabad Item number 2007 Telugu
Manorama Six Feet Under 2007 Hindi Friendly appearance
Kaisay Kahein... Singer / Dancer – Australia 2007 Hindi
90 Ghanta 2008 Bengali
Chalo Dilli Item number 2011 Hindi
Murder 2 Jyoti 2011 Hindi In the song "Aa Zara"
Stand By Item number 2011 Hindi
Dassehra Item number 2018 Hindi In the song "Joganiya"
Television appearances
Television Appearances Notes
Show Jana Krause Czech show, episode dated 28 September 2012
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 1 Contestant
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Contestant Season 4
Life Mein Ek Baar (2013)[13] Contestant


  1. ^ "Czech-mate time." The Hindu. Monday 19 January 2004. Retrieved on 17 February 2009.
  2. ^ Administrator, System. "Foreign actors try their hand at Bollywood". Emirates 247. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Moneycontrol.com >> Lic >> Dream House >> You Are Like Mona Lisa, Isn't It?". www.moneycontrol.com. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b Sharma, Mandvi (3 October 2007). "I'm in love with myself: Yana Gupta". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  5. ^ Agarwal, Ekta. "Yana Gupta: The 'Bijli' Of Bollywood". focusnews.com. Focus News. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Pic Talk: Bijli Girl Sizzles In Black". Gulte.com. Gulte.com. 10 June 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Yana Gupta turns writer, pens book on health". Ibnlive.com. 8 December 2011. Archived from the original on 11 January 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  8. ^ "I'm the panty-less girl: Yana Gupta". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Yana Gupta Hot Item Song in Murder 2". Vantage Point. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Yana Gupta faces ire over wardrobe malfunction". The Indian Express. 25 November 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  11. ^ "YANA GUPTA WILL ENTER THE HOUSE IN A CAGE AND WILL LATER PERFORM INSIDE THE HOUSE". movies.ndtv.com. NDTV Convergence Limited. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Yana Gupta: I am glad Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is over". Rediff.com. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  13. ^ Bansal, Shilpa (11 March 2013). "Bring on the challenge: Yana Gupta". dnaindia.com. Diligent Media Corporation Ltd. Retrieved 1 July 2015.

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