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. She was recently seen in the Sci-Fi thriller 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."
She also added, "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
Mr. X MovieMr. X is a 3D sci-fi thriller directed by Vikram Bhatt. The film has Emraan Hashmi and Amyra Dastur in the lead roles. Amyra said,"I am just 21 and to be doing a film with Bhatts so early in my career is great. Also, though my parents are liberal, there is a certain line that I can't and won't cross. I still live in their house with them. I can go out and act without any kind of trouble. In fact, as a teen, I wanted to model and they said that it was okay. They gave me certain freedom and I can't misuse that."
In Issaq movieAmyra Dastur made her Bollywood debut with the action-filled drama Issaq opposite Prateik Babbar. 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".
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.