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Yana Gupta
Yana Gupta in 2016
Jana Synková

(1979-04-23) 23 April 1979 (age 45)
Occupation(s)Model, actress, author
Satyakam Gupta
(m. 2001; div. 2005)

Yana Gupta (born Jana Synková; 23 April 1979[1]) is a Czech model and actress who lives and works in India.[2]

Early life[edit]

Gupta was born as Jana Synková in 1979 in Brno, South Moravian Region, Czech SR, Czechoslovak SR (now Czech Republic).[1] 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 life[edit]

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


Year Film Role Language Notes
2003 Dum Dancer Hindi In the song "Bijli Giri"
2004 Manmadhan Special appearance Tamil In the song "Thathai Thathai"
2004 Gharshana Special appearance Telugu In the song "Aadataramaa"
2004 Rakht Dancer Hindi In the song "Oh! What a Babe!"
2005 Jogi Dancer Kannada In the song "Bin Ladin Nan Maava!"
2005 Anniyan Special appearance Tamil In the song "Kadhal Yaanai"
2007 Shankardada Zindabad Item number Telugu In the song "Aakalesthe Annam Pedtha"
2007 Manorama Six Feet Under Hindi Friendly appearance
2007 Kaisay Kahein... Singer / Dancer – Australia Hindi
2008 90 Ghanta Bengali
2011 Chalo Dilli Item number Hindi
2011 Murder 2 Jyoti Hindi In the song "Aa Zara"
2011 Stand By Item number Hindi
2018 Dassehra Item number 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

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Performer(s) Role Album Ref.
2007 Kisi Din Adnan Sami Unnamed Kisi Din


  1. ^ a b Administrator, System. "Foreign actors try their hand at Bollywood". Emirates 247. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Czech-mate time." The Hindu. Monday 19 January 2004. Retrieved 17 February 2009.
  3. ^ "Moneycontrol.com >> Lic >> Dream House >> You Are Like Mona Lisa, Isn't It?". 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. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. 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". CNN-IBN. 8 December 2011. Archived from the original on 11 January 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  8. ^ "I'm the panty-less girl: Yana Gupta". The Times of India. 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". Daily News and Analysis. Diligent Media Corporation Ltd. Retrieved 1 July 2015.

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