Yaana Gupta (born Jana Synková, on April 23rd, 1979), is an Indian Bollywood actress-model-singer-writer. Born in Czech Republic, Yaana has been modeling since the age of 16, in the fashion cities of Europe and Asia. In 1997 she left for Japan, where she modeled for brands such as Shue-mura, Sony, Toyota, Shiseido and others.
In 2000 her restless spirit took her to India to visit Osho’s meditation ashram in Pune. It was there, she fell in love with Punjabi artist Satyakam Gupta, and soon after that, they got married. In 2001 she shifted to Mumbai where two months later, the biggest Indian cosmetic company Lakme singed her up. In one year’s time Gupta became one of India’s most sought after supermodels. Her face has adorned major brands such as Lakme, Christian Dior, 7-UP, LG, Kingfisher airlines, Indiagames, Sony Ericson and others.
In 2003 Gupta made her big screen debut in the Bollywood movie "Dum" for the song 'Babuji' which made her famous for cameo item numbers. Since then she has appeared in number of Bollywood, Telegu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengoli movies. Films: Kaisay Kahein... (2007), Shankardada Zindabad (2007), Aparichit (2005), Rakht (2004), Gharshana (2004), Manmadhan (2004), Dum (2003)
In 2005 Gupta hosted a popular countdown TV show Mirchi on Zoom TV, where she performed to famous old Bollywood item numbers. Yaana has great stage presence and frequently travels around the world for Bollywood dance performances. In 2007 she has also expanded her already immense talent pool, by emerging as a singer by recording her debut album in UK and as a writer for Penguin. In 2008 Yaana has featured as a singer on the Dr Zeus album, Back Unda Da Influence. Her interests and hobbies are music, dance, writing, painting, fitness, yoga, nutrition, meditation, acupuncture, and raw food.