Yana Gupta was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) on 23 April 1979 to a Czech father and an Indian mother and began modelling in the mid-1990s. Her career took a turn towards the east when she married Indian artist Satyakam Gupta in Pune. and changed her last name from Synkova to Gupta. She divorced Gupta in 2005. In 2008 she altered her given name to Yaana.

Yaana appeared on numerous magazine covers, including Elle, Cosmopolitan, Femina, and now on Maxim. Gupta modeled for the premier Kingfisher’s calendar and has performed dance numbers in three films including the remix of babuji zara dheere chalo. Before her career in Bollywood, she modeled for international clients like Calvin Klein & Victoria’s Secret.

Yaana made her big screen debut in the Bollywood movie Dum for the song ‘Babuji Zara Dheere Chalo‘ which made her famous for cameo item numbers. She was named the new face for Lakme  Cosmetics in 2001. She has also appeared in a Kannada movie named Jogi. She played the role of a TV anchor on the countdown show Mirch Masala on Zoom TV where she danced to famous dance numbers.
Yaana recently signed up with a leading mobile and PC games company Indiagames as brand ambassador and will be featured in several interesting games and applications related to fitness, puzzles etc. Yaana has featured on the Dr Zeus album Back Unda Da Influence, which was released in 2007. She featured in a cameo role in the video for the song “Chargai”, released on Aman Hayer’s 2008 release Groundshaker 2. The song features vocals from Jazzy B & Apache Indian. She is also very famous for her song “Kadhaal Yaanai” from the blockbuster Tamil film Anniyan dubbed in Hindi as Aparichit and “Aadatanama” from the Telugu film Gharshana (remake of blockbuster Tamil film Kaaka Kaaka). She also appeared in the item numbers: “Oh! What A Babe” in the Movie Rakht, “Aakalesthe” in the Movie Shankardada Zindabad.

Yaana was one of the strongest contenders in the popular TV show Khatron Ke Khiladi hosted by Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi on Colors TV.She was a participant in a Dancing show called Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Season 4, an Indian version of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Her choreographer was Salman who had won Dance India Dance.

Indian Media made a huge buzz about paparazzi pictures taken of Yaana at a charity event in Mumbai, wearing no panties. Yana Gupta, Sushila Nirali (the organizer of the event) and the photographer who clicked those photos have been sued for the ‘pantyless stunt

 

Films Done By Yana  Gupta

  • 2003  Dum Dancer Hindi In the song “Bijli Giri”
  • 2003  Manmadhan Special appearance 2004 Tamil In the song “Thathai Thathai”
  • 2004 Gharshana Special appearance Telugu
  • 2004  Rakht DanceHindi In the song “Oh! What a Babe!”
  • 2005 Jogi Dancer Kannada In the song “Bin Ladin Nan Maava!”
  • 2005 Anniyan Special appearance 2005 Tamil In the song “Kadhal Yaanai”
  • 2007  Shankardada Zindabad Item number Telugu
  • 2007  Manorama Six Feet  Hindi
  • 2007  Kaisay Kahein… Singer / Dancer – Australia 2007 Hindi
  • 2008  90 Ghanta Bengali
  • 2011 Chalo Dilli Item number Hindi
  • 2011  Murder 2 Jyoti Hindi In the song “Aa Zara”
  • 2018  Dassehra Item number Hindi In the song “Joganiya”

 

Television  Done By Yana Gupta 

  • 2012 Show Jana Krause Czech show
  • 2012 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 1 Contestant
  • 2012 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Contestant Season 4
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