Amyra Dastur wikiAmyra Dastur is an Indian model turned Bollywood actress. She made her Bollywood debut with Issaq Movie opposite Prateik Babbar. She started her career at the age of 16 as a model in few commercials including Clean and Clear, Dove (toiletries), vodafone and Micromax. Now she will be seen in upcoming movie Mr X alongside Emraan Hashmi.
BiographyAmy or Amyra Dastur was born on 7 May 1993 in Mumbai, India to a Parsi family. She is currently studying B.Com in Mumbai's HR College. She always dreamt of her career in films and is happy doing it. She said, "I'm an introvert and a shy person. I'm having a tough time coping in showbiz. I'm absolutely terrified of it. Each time you walk out, somebody wants to click a picture. I never really wanted to act for fame."
Early lifeWhen asked about the story behind her name, she said, "I was named after my paternal grandmother, my dadi. She died before I was born, which is why my parents named me Amy. My dad's side of the family was very poor while growing up, but my dadi raised three kids, got my dad through medical school, sent my uncle to America where he wanted to work and helped my aunt become an accountant, because that's what she wanted to do.
And in the last few years of her life, her husband, my grandfather, went blind... she took care of him as well. So my dadi is more respected than any member in my family. Now that I have entered this industry, I know how it is going to be. I understand that the press isn't going to always say nice things about me, and I didn't want my dadi's name to be used nastily. In my family, Amy is her name, not mine, which is why we changed it."
Personal ProfileName : Amyra Dastur
Date of Birth : 7 May 1993
Age : 21 years
Height : 5'7" Approx
Occupation : Model,Actress
Debut Movie : Issaq
In Issaq movieAmyra Dastur raced ahead of nearly 400 girls in audition, made her Bollywood debut with the action-filled drama Issaq. Prateik Babbar and Amyra Dastur were in lead roles. Critics praised Amyra's performance and said "Amyra Dastur is a prized find. She is a very promising actress. She not only looks beautiful but has also decent acting skills. Although Issaq is Amyra's debut film, she showed immense sincerity. A few right films and she could just be the face to watch out for in Bollywood".
Amyra Dastur played a role of Juliet opposite Prateik babbar, who played Romeo. The story of the movie revolves around the two lovers who are born to hate each other as their families are rivals of each other. Eventually they fall in love with each other and later on the story is based on the English playwright Shakespeare's tragic love story Romeo and Juliet. Amyra Dastur played the role of Bachchi. Recently, Amyra dazzled the stage when she walked on Ramp for an event, sponsored by Aamby Valley, and organised by Fashion One International.
Mr X MovieVikram Bhatt is all set to remake film Mr. X which had starred legendary actor Ashok Kumar in lead role. Produced by Vishesh Films now, Vikram Bhatt's next directorial that has been announced will be titled the same Mr. X and will feature Emraan Hashmi in lead role. After many consideration, Issaq fame Amyra Dastur has been finalized for the role. The actress will be seen romancing Emraan Hashmi, who will play an invisible man in the film.
Latest newsAmyra Dastur is making her Tamil debut with upcoming romantic-drama "Anegan" opposite Raanjhana fame Dhanush. The movie is directed by K.V. Anand and Amyra plays a triple role in the film. She said, "When I started shooting, I didn't know a word of Tamil. I'd fumble with my lines. Dhanush came to my rescue and helped me with my lines. He'd patiently mouth the words for me to grasp the pronunciation right. He'd tell me it's perfectly alright if I fumble with my lines because he reminded me that he faced a similar fate in Bollywood. His word motivated me so much."
BoyfriendBeautiful actress Amyra Dastur is single right now. She is not dating anybody and enjoying her singledom.
Inspirations in B-townAmyra Dastur, who made his Bollywood debut with Issaq, might be very young entrant in the industry, but the girl has already created a vision for herself in B'town. The actress speaks about her inspiration in Bollywood and plans to take her career in a parallel style. "I really love Vidya Balan and Priyanka Chopra and want to do films like them. I want to do one or two commercial films, but also want to do off-beat movies," said Amyra.