Amyra Dastur is an Indian model turned Bollywood actress. She made her Bollywood debut with Issaq Movie opposite Prateik Babbar. She started her career at the age of 16 as a model in few commercials including Clean and Clear, Dove (toiletries), vodafone and Micromax. She was recently seen in the Sci-Fi thriller Mr. X alongside Emraan Hashmi.
Amy or Amyra Dastur was born on 7 May 1993 in Mumbai, India into a Parsi family. She has always dreamt of her career in films and is happy doing it. She said, “I’m an introvert and a shy person. I’m having a tough time coping in showbiz. I’m absolutely terrified of it. Each time you walk out, somebody wants to click a picture. I never really wanted to act for fame”.
Name : Amyra Dastur
Other names : Amy Rohinton Dastur
Date of Birth : 7 May 1993
Age : 22 years
Height : 5’7″
Occupation : Model, Actress
Religion : Zoroastrianism
Siblings : Jehangir Dastur
Debut Movie : Issaq
Amyra Dastur is all set to make her International debut. She will be seen opposite Jackie Chan in Kung Fu Yoga. The movie is being directed by Stanley Tong. It is a Chinese-Indian co-production of Taihe Entertainment, Shinework Media (China) and also stars Aarif Rahman and Sonu Sood. Amyra will be seen playing a tough girl and doing a lot of action. She said, “I am extremely delighted about the fact that I am getting an opportunity to work with Jackie Chan. I am having a great time working on this film. Jackie is the best when it comes to martial arts.”
Mr. X Movie
When asked about the story behind her name, she said, “I was named after my paternal grandmother, my dadi. She died before I was born, which is why my parents named me Amy. My dad’s side of the family was very poor while growing up, but my dadi raised three kids, got my dad through medical school, sent my uncle to America where he wanted to work and helped my aunt become an accountant, because that’s what she wanted to do.”
She also added, “And in the last few years of her life, her husband, my grandfather, went blind… she took care of him as well. So my dadi is more respected than any member in my family. Now that I have entered this industry, I know how it is going to be. I understand that the press isn’t going to always say nice things about me, and I didn’t want my dadi’s name to be used nastily. In my family, Amy is her name, not mine, which is why we changed it.”
Beautiful actress Amyra Dastur is single right now and is not dating anybody. She is enjoying her singledom.
Inspirations in B-town
Amyra Dastur, who made his Bollywood debut with Issaq, might be very young entrant in the industry, but the girl has already created a vision for herself in B’town. The actress speaks about her inspiration in Bollywood and plans to take her career in a parallel style. “I really love Vidya Balan and Priyanka Chopra and want to do films like them. I want to do one or two commercial films, but also want to do off-beat movies,” said Amyra.
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