Amyra Dastur Profile
Amyra Dastur is an indian bollywood actress & model. She has made her bollywood debut with Issaq Movie opposite prateik babbar. She also appeared in Clean & Clear's Foaming Face Wash advertisement.
Amyra Dastur BiographyAmy or Amyra was born on 7 May 1993 in Mumbai, India to a Parsi family. She currently studying B.Com in a Mumbai's HR College. She started her career at the age of 16 as a model in few commercials including Clean & Clear, Dove (toiletries), vodafone and Micromax. Amyra made her Bollywood-acting debut in the Manish Tiwary's romantic drama Issaq opposite Prateik Babbar. 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 ".
When 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."
Amyra Dastur and Prateik babbarThe young and cute debutant, Amyra Dastur looked perfect in the role Juliet. The chemistry between these stars is very suitable for the love story "Issaq". Although the pair belongs to completely different background, they have moulded into something they are not.
Personal ProfileName : Amyra Dastur
Date of Birth : 7 May 1993
Age : 20 years
Height : 5'7" Approx
Occupation : Model,Actress
Debut Movie : Issaq
Amyra Dastur 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.
Amyra Dastur Latest newsAccording to the director Manish Tiwari Amyra's headstrong nature, which is part of Juliet's persona, worked in her favour. Also, we wanted someone very young since Shakespeare's Juliet was only 14."
Amyra says that she had no hopes about bagging the role. She adds, "I had auditioned for other films, but in vain. So, I felt it would be futile to try again. My manager had to literally drag me. When Manish spoke to me, I did not know that he was the director and auditioned with indifference. Later, when they called me for a 10-day workshop saying I had been selected, I started trying to fit into my character."
Amyra Dastur's 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.
Upcoming MoviesVikram 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.