The beautiful hazel eyed Yana is often misunderstood as being of Indian origin. She is actually a European, born in Chez Republic on April 23rd, 1979. Her real name is Yana Synkova which she changed to Yana Gupta after her marriage to Satya Gupta a Pune based artist. A Taurus Yana is blessed with natural beauty, enhanced by peaches and cream complexion, drop-dead gorgeous looks, a stunning figure, and a statuesque height of 5' 8" - ingredients that are guaranteed to sweep men completely off their feet.
Yana started modeling at a young age of 16. She has worked in Milan, Paris and Vienna, even working on brands like Nivea and Shiseido before settling India, where her husband is based. She has modeled for international clients like Calvin Care, Victoria’s Secret etc. In 2001 Yana was named the new face for Lakme Cosmetics in India a crown which was previously held by Lisa Ray.
But what really made Yana famous in India is her sizzling dance numbers. Her first appearance in a cameo dance number was in the famous Babuji song from the movie Dum. The song made Yana a star overnight and she was popularly known as the ‘Bijli’ girl amongst her loved fans.
Yana formally separated with her former husband on 18th May 2005 and she is currently dating the Bollywood actor Aftab Shivdeshani. Both are quite fond of each other. It recently happened that Aftab was to do his very first kissing scene in his film Red opposite Celina Jaitley. He was so nervous that he stopped Yana from coming to the shooting sets that day.
Yana seems to have her own plans for the future and she is planning to launch her own music album, and she will write, compose and sing the songs all by herself! All the songs would be English and Yana would not be accepting any offers until this project is over.