Models

A model may refer to any person who is employed in order to advertise, promote or market either products or services. Models may work in different fields such as fashion, advertising, print media and other kinds of media like television, magazines, shows, music videos, reality television or even the internet. The profession of modeling was first introduced by English designer, Charles Frederick Worth, who had requested his wife to wear and display the clothes that he had designed. Subsequently, the need for fashion models increased with the development of the field of fashion photography in the late 1950s. A decade later, in the 1960’s, fashion agencies were established and during that time there was a great demand for models in Paris. By the 1990s modeling became one of the most highly paid professions. The different kinds of models include fashion models, runway models, super models, glamour models, fitness models, camera and commercial print models, promotional models, showroom models and art models. In the 21st century, male models too have become an important part of the fashion industry. Here is a compilation of a list of famous models from across the world, learn more fascinating facts and details about them with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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 1 Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner
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Famous As: Model, Reality Star
Birthdate: August 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
An elite socialite and fashion model, Kylie Jenner is the head of Kylie Cosmetics and creator of the hugely popular line of lipsticks, Kylie Lip Kit. Thrown into the limelight in her teens, courtesy the reality series Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Jenner has since gone on to become a highly successful businesswomen and social media influencer.

 2 Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: April 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

Named International Model of the Year by the British Fashion Council in 2016, fashion model Gigi Hadid has made several appearances on international Vogue magazine covers. The daughter of a former model, she began her career as a toddler. She made her mark in her teenage yeaars and continues to be a popular model.

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 3 Megan Fox

Megan Fox
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

With her sharp facial features and stunning figure, actress Megan Fox is undoubtedly a head-turner! Making her debut in the early 2000s as a teenager, she has come a long way in Hollywood and is today counted among the most beautiful and sexiest women in entertainment. She has been featured on various magazine covers as well.

 

 4 Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: November 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Like many of her other family members, Kendall Jenner gained fame after starring in the American reality television show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which focuses on the personal and professional lives of the Kardashian-Jenner family. She is also a fashion model, co-designs a clothing line and was named the world's highest-paid model of 2018 in the Forbes top-earning models list.

 5 Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski
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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: June 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Signed with Ford Models at 14, American model Emily O'Hara Ratajkowski later graced the cover of GQ Turkey and was recommended by Ben Affleck for her role of the sassy mistress in Gone Girl. Her oomph factor made sure she got a place on Maxim's "Hot 100" list in 2014.

 6 Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian
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Famous As: Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite
Birthdate: October 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

First gaining media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian didn’t take long to become a celebrity in her own right. She came into the limelight in the early 2000s owing to a leaked sex tape and quickly became a social media celebrity with millions of followers across platforms.

 7 Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

The popular, award winning gorgeous artist, Scarlett Johansson is the highest paid actress in the world. With an interest in acting, Scarlett Johansson debuted in films at the young age of eight and went on to act in numerous films including Lost in Translation, The Avengers, Hitchcock and Marriage Story. She has also worked in television and released an album.

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 8 Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Israeli

From Miss Israel to Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot has made heads turn and take notice of her. Serving two years in Israeli Army as a combat trainer surely helped Gadot in her movie career, where she is known for playing strong, action-oriented roles. She was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2018.

 9 Elsa Pataky

Elsa Pataky
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: July 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Spanish

Elsa Pataky is one of the most famous Spanish models and actresses to make it big in the American film industry. She is best known for playing Officer Elena Neves alongside Dwayne Johnson in The Fast and the Furious film franchise. A polyglot, Elsa Pataky can speak Spanish, English, Romanian, Portuguese, French, and Italian fluently.

 10 Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 18, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

The Winner of Miss World 2000; a successful actress in Hindi films; the owner of production house that promotes regional Indian cinema and the first Indian actor to play the lead character in an American television show – Priyanka Chopra’s list of achievements is long. The popular star is also a singer, a tech investor and the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

 11 Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: April 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a popular English model and actress known for being the face of world-renowned brands, such as Victoria's Secret, Burberry, and Marks & Spencer. Known for her stunning looks, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has been featured on covers of magazines, such as Vogue. She has also been named in lists like FHM's World's Sexiest Woman and Maxim magazine's Hot 100.

 12 Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

A former actress best known for her appearances in comedy films, Cameron Diaz is the recipient of numerous accolades, including a New York Film Critics Award. She began modeling as a teenager and was soon flooded with acting offers. Over the years, she became a successful actress and has since retired from acting. She is known for her environmental activism.

 13 Sasha Grey

Sasha Grey
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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: March 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

A woman of many talents, Sasha Grey is an American actress, author, musician, and former pornographic actress. Grey's journey from the pornographic industry to the mainstream film industry has been quite inspirational. Also a well-known DJ, Grey is credited with co-founding the now-defunct industrial music band aTelecine. An openly bisexual star, she serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community.

 14 Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Bulgarian, Canadian

Nina Dobrev is one of the most popular Canadian actresses. Apart from her acting career, she is also known for her activism and charity work. She uses her fame to support several charitable causes, such as Puma’s Project Pink. Also an enthusiastic volunteer, Dobrev takes part in social movements like WE movement, Me to We, and We Day.

 15 Pooja Hegde

Pooja Hegde
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: October 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

 16 Cara Delevingne

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne
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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: August 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

English actress Cara Delevingne is known for films like Paper Towns, Suicide Squad, Tulip Fever and London Fields. She’s also a very successful fashion model and has been the face of some of the top brands in the world like Burberry, H&M, Zara and Chanel. She has also walked down the catwalk as a model at many prestigious fashion shows.

 17 Ciara

Ciara
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Ciara is an American singer-songwriter whose debut single, Goodies, earned her the title Princess of Crunk&B. Her songs, Goodies and Yeah!, are credited with introducing the substyle of contemporary R&B and crunk music called crunk&B to music lovers. Also a dancer and model, Ciara has had a major impact on the American entertainment industry for the past 10 years.

 18 Kate Mara

Kate Mara
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 19 Hailey Baldwin

Hailey Baldwin
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: November 22, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Model and TV personality Hailey Baldwin is a major figure in the international fashion scene and modeled for brands like Ralph Lauren, Guess, and Tommy Hilfiger. Born into the famous Baldwin family, she started modeling early on. She has also appeared in a few TV shows and films. 

 20 Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: April 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Australian

One of the highest-earning models according to Forbes, Miranda Kerr was the first Victoria's Secret model from Australia. Known for her attractive physique, she is often named in the sexiest women in the world lists by several magazines. She has used her fame and beauty to launch a brand of skincare products called KORA Organics.

 21 Caitriona Balfe

Caitriona Balfe
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Northern Irish

 22 Preity Zinta

Preity Zinta
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Journalist
Birthdate: January 31, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian

 23 Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian

 24 Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: November 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

Christine Teigen, the American model, television personality, author and entrepreneur, has been the face of Gillette Venus, Olay, Nike, Gap Factory and a host of other such campaigns. She has also hosted shows for TMZ, MTV and others and has appeared in TV series like the ‘The Mindy Project’. Plus, she has written recipe books and has released a clothing line.

 25 Ruby Rose

Ruby Rose
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: March 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Australian

Ruby Rose is an Australian actress, model, and TV presenter. After coming out as a lesbian at the age of 12, Ruby faced many difficulties and has experienced suicidal thoughts throughout her life. Despite struggling with mental health issues, Ruby has gone on to establish herself in the field of entertainment, thereby serving as an inspiration to many across the world.

 26 Khloé Kardashian

Khloé Kardashian
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Famous As: Media personality
Birthdate: June 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

Best known for playing a key role in the popular TV series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Khloé Kardashian is one of the most popular American celebrities on the internet. Having launched many clothing collections, she is also involved in the fashion industry. After suffering a traumatic brain injury, Khloé had a long-term memory loss but has recovered since.

 27 Irina Shayk

Irina Shayk
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: January 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Russian

Irina Shayk became the first Russian model to appear on the cover page of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011. Widely regarded as an industry icon, Irina Shayk is the face of many international brands. Also a well-known philanthropist in Russia, Irina raises money for a charity organization called Pomogi, which helps sick children.

 28 Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: March 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

Popular actress and filmmaker, Olivia Wilde shot to fame with the award winning medical drama, House. Since then, she has appeared in numerous movies and television productions like TRON: Legacy, Richard Jewell and Bickford Shmeckler’s Cool Ideas; made her Broadway debut with 1984 and directorial debut with Booksmart. She is also a board member of Artists for Peace and Justice.

 29 Zoey Deutch

Zoey Deutch
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: November 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

The daughter of Howard Deutch and Lea Thompson, Zoey Deutch is one of the most successful Hollywood actresses under the age of 30. Apart from acting and appearing on the cover pages of famous magazines, Zoey also participates in fundraising campaigns for charity. She was the star attraction at the 2017 and 2018 Women's March

 30 Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton
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Famous As: Socialite, Model, Reality Star
Birthdate: February 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

Paris Hilton comes from an affluent family and is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. A leaked 2001 sex tape with her then boyfriend, Rick Salomon, had created quite a scandal in 2003, which led her to act in the reality television series, The Simple Life. She’s also an actress, singer, model, author, socialite and businesswomen.

 31 Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian

Indian actress and producer, Anushka Sharma is one of the most popular and highest-paid actresses in the country. She was featured by Forbes Asia in their 30 Under 30 list of 2018 and is the recipient of numerous awards. Beginning her career as a model, she soon ventured into acting and made a name for herself within a short while.

 32 Rashmika Mandanna

Rashmika Mandanna
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 5, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian

 33 Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

Leighton Meester has been one of the most beautiful actresses of the current generation. Not surprisingly, she has been featured in several magazine covers and in lists, such as the world's most beautiful women and 100 Most Beautiful Famous Faces. Also a well-known philanthropist, Meester has actively taken part in many charity campaigns.

 34 Kidada Jones

Kidada Jones
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Daughter of Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton, Kidada Jones started off as a stylist for Vibe magazine. She designed a fashion line for Snoop Dogg and modeled for Elle and Vogue, before launching her own line, Kidada for Disney Couture. She dated Tupac Shakur at the time of his death.

 35 Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

American actress and model, Hayden Panettiere, started her career as a child artist. Her fame grew when she portrayed the role of a high school cheerleader with regenerative healing powers in the television series Heroes. She has also worked in the TV series, Nashville, and a number of films like Custody, Scream 4 and Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy.

 36 Angie Harmon

Angie Harmon
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: August 10, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Starting out as a child model, Angie Harmon won a modeling contest organized by Seventeen magazine when she was 15. After winning a Spectrum Model Search contest, she pursued a modeling career. She then became an actress and gained international recognition for her performance in series like Baywatch Nights and Law & Order. She also practices taekwondo and boxing.

 37 Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum
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Famous As: Model, Fashion Designer
Birthdate: June 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: German

German-American model and TV host, Heidi Klum has been featured on the cover of French, Portuguese, German, and Spanish Vogue magazines. She was the first German model to become a Victoria's Secret Angel. After a successful modeling career, she became a TV host in the 2000s. She is actively involved in philanthropic endeavors. 

 38 Margaret Qualley

Margaret Qualley
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Famous As: American Actress
Birthdate: October 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Daughter of actor Andie MacDowell, Margaret Qualley is best known as Jill Garvey from The Leftovers and as Pussycat from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Fans also loved her Emmy-nominated performance in Fosse/Verdon. A trained ballerina, she started modeling at 16 and has also worked with Chanel and Valentino.

 39 Amber Rose

Amber Rose
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Famous As: Model, Actress, Rapper
Birthdate: October 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Model, singer, and socialite Amber Rose has gained fame for her appearances in music videos and on the show Dancing with the Stars. She organized the 2015 L.A. SlutWalk. She has also been in the news for her relationship with Kanye West and her marriage to Wiz Khalifa.

 40 Ashley Benson

Ashley Benson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Best known to fans as Hanna Marin from Pretty Little Liars, a role that fetched her multiple Teen Choice awards, Ashley Benson had started modeling with Ford Models at age 8. She is also known for her roles in the film Spring Breakers and the series Days of Our Lives.

 41 Cobie Smulders

Cobie Smulders
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: April 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Canadian

Cobie Smulders is one of the most recognized celebrities across the world, thanks to her role as Robin Scherbatsky in one of the most popular TV series of all time - How I Met Your Mother. She also serves as an inspiration to people suffering from cancer as she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was 25 years old.

 42 Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz
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Birthdate: April 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Spanish

Penelope Cruz is a Spanish model and actress who has had major success in the American entertainment industry. Also known for her work as a philanthropist, Cruz has been touching the lives of many for the past several years. Apart from donating money to charity, Cruz has also volunteered in India and Uganda. She has also advocated for PETA's anti-fur campaign.

 43 Nora Fatehi

Nora Fatehi
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: February 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Canadian

Nora Fatehi is a popular figure in the Indian film industry. Although born and raised in Canada. Nora has worked in Malayalam, Telugu, and Hindi language films. She was part of one of the highest-grossing Indian films ever - Baahubali: The Beginning. Apart from appearing in films, she has also made a mark in the TV industry.

 44 Keerthy Suresh

Keerthy Suresh
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

 45 Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian

Indian actress Aishwarya Rai is one of the most popular and influential celebrities in the country. She began her career as a model and was crowned the Miss World 1994. She started acting soon after and became one of India’s top actresses. Besides acting, she is a Goodwill Ambassador for the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS).

 46 Nayanthara

Nayanthara
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian

 47 Kate Upton

Kate Upton
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: June 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Model/actor Kate Upton is the great-granddaughter of Whirlpool co-founder Frederick Upton. She was a national-level equestrian earlier and had also won three APHA Reserve Championships. She shot to fame with her photos in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011. She has also appeared in films such as The Layover.

 48 Kriti Kharbanda

Kriti Kharbanda
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian

 49 Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British, American

 50 Kajal Aggarwal

Kajal Aggarwal
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian
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