Sofia Hayat Biography :
Born: 6 December 1984
Age : 33 years
Birthplace : London, United Kingdom
Height: 1.66 m
Spouse: Vlad Stănescu (m. 2017–2018)
Parents: Surriya Hayat, Zammurrad Hayat
Sofia Hayat is British actress taking up the ASL Ice Bucket Challenge in a different and sensual mode, yes, you guessed her right she is Sofia Hayat. She is the same woman who took up the challenge by simply going completely nude before the camera. Well, she comes from Britain, who is a model, actress and singer. She is known to work in a number of British and Indian projects. She was born and brought up in the UK, while has done her BA Honours in Music and Performing Arts. After doing her graduation, she spent seven long years to learn acting including the technique called Meisner Method, for which she is the biggest fan. This is the same place wherein she was guided and mentored by David Schwimmer who hails from the popular American TV show called FRIENDS.
The very first time Sofia Hayat came in public attention when she appeared over the Satellite Channel called Zee TV wherein she hosted one TV show for around three long years commencing way back in 2003. This show turned out a big hit especially among the young British Asians. She learnt to play Piano since the time of her 7th grade, while has even tried her hand for various things like sword fighter and has even practised martial art and things like Krav Maga. She started her career with modelling wherein she took up a number of TV commercials for many smaller and bigger brands including McDonals, Walker Crips, while is among the first lady to endorse the product called timotei hair shampoo that happens to be the well known brand for hair products meant for blondes. She was the first Indian origin woman to shoot for Brunette.
As far as acting is concerned, Sofia Hayat started acting professionally at the age of 16 and soon she got the chance to work in a BBC TV show called Absolute Power wherein she was seen along with Stephen Fry (V for Vendetta). Her next venture was the popular BAFTA award-wining program called Fur TV wherein she got the chance to play the character of Latino having the accent of Brazilians. This show turned out to be a big hit and was later translated into five languages. Apart from acting, she is also known as a singer. Her first album is Dishonoured, which she released in 2011, while she has given live performances at places like Royal Albert Hall, along with singing the Jazz with the legend called Louiz Banks from India and Herbie Hancock.
Sofia Hayat entry into Bollywood came with the movie called Diary of A Butterfly wherein she played the second lead along with Udita Gosami. The movie was made in Mumbai and Bhopal, which deals with a story of a girl who is keen to enter corporate world at any cost. For this she has to learn Hindi, which she did watching a number of Bollywood movies and taking up lessons in Hindi for three months. The next movie came in the form of Naachle London, which is the first Bolly Brit movie. It was first released in the UK and then in India. Sofia plays the character of a young mother. She then got the chance to host a TV show called Superdude at the channel called Bindass. She even participated in Bigg Boss 7, while in 2012, she was named the new Curvy Icon by the group called Vogue Italia for having incredible figure.
Sofia Hayat Filmography :
2007 Exitz as Beauty
2008 Cash and Curry as Dharmi
2009 The Unforgettable
2012 Diary of a Butterfly (Hindi) as Carol
2012 Naachle London as Rani
2016 Six X as Ashmit Patel’s Girlfriend
2017 Aksar 2