Diana Penty

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Diana Penty

Diana Penty
Born(1985-11-02) November 2, 1985 (age 26)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
NationalityIndian
OccupationModel, Actress
Years active2005–present
Height5 ft 10" (178 cms)[1]
 
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Diana Penty

Diana Penty
Born(1985-11-02) November 2, 1985 (age 26)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
NationalityIndian
OccupationModel, Actress
Years active2005–present
Height5 ft 10" (178 cms)[1]

Diana Penty (born 2 November 1985) is an Indian model and actress who made her film debut in Homi Adajania's film Cocktail.

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Personal life

Penty was born on 2 November in Mumbai to a Parsi Zoroastrian father and a Christian mother. Penty graduated with a Bachelors in Mass Media degree from St. Xavier's College in Mumbai.

Career

Penty recently stated that she now wants to concentrate on her film career.[2]

Modelling Career (2005-2011)

Penty at 'Vogue Beauty Awards 2012'

Diana started her career as a model, walking the ramp for Italian designers Trussadi and Ferre during the Indo-Italian Festival in September, 2005. Since then, she has worked with top designers such as Rina Dhaka, Rohit Bal and Wendell Rodricks.[3]

She rose to fame after becoming the brand ambassador of Maybelline, replacing Deepika Padukone. She began her stint at Maybelline with the launch of the New White Stay UV fashion range.[4] Later on, she began to work with such young notables as Devanshu Pahuja and Nikhil Kumar. She has appeared in a number of advertisements, including an ad for Virgin Mobile, with Ranbir Kapoor and Genelia D'Souza.[5] As well, Penty has been featured on several magazine covers. Diana Penty featured in cover page of Elle Magazine for October 2012 issue.".[6]

Film Debut & Breakthrough (2012-present)

Diana Penty & Saif Ali Khan snapped at Imperial Hotel, New Delhi

Penty was originally slated to make her Bollywood debut in 2011 with Imtiaz Ali's Rockstar opposite Ranbir Kapoor, although she was dropped from the project and replaced by Nargis Fakhri, she was later signed on to Homi Adajania's Cocktail instead; at Ali's suggestion.[7] Cast alongside Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone,

Penty portrayed the character of Meera, a simple Indian girl with traditional values. Released on 13 July, Cocktail is a blend of friendship, fashion and love. Despite receiving positive to mixed reviews Penty's performance in the film was extremely well received and has resulted into a rapid rise in her fan following. Nikhil Ravishanker of Mutiny.in writes, "Model Diana Penty, in her debut movie, has come out on top. Her portrayal of a simple Indian girl’s transition from being an awkward introvert to a mature romantic will definitely touch viewers’ hearts". Sonia Chopra of Sify stated, "Diana Penty is a talent to look out for. She, thankfully, is modeling import who can act".[8] Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama wrote, "Diana, who makes her acting debut, gets to portray a rather difficult character for her debut film. There's a very disarming kind of innocence that she brings to the role and she impresses a great deal." Noted writer Shobha De has said "Diana Penty's debut rates amongst the best in recent times. Not only is the girl absolutely lovely but she can act! Nobody expects actual acting prowess from our lissome models - well, here's one with a terrific future." [9] The film became a major commercial success, collecting INR54.50 crore (US$10.3 million) in the first week of release in India alone, making it the first multiplex-targeted film to cross the INR50 crore (US$9.45 million) mark in the first week.[10] The film then went onto collecting INR73.24 crore (US$13.84 million) crores at the domestic box office in India alone, after three weeks, thus being termed as a "hit" by Box Office India.[11] The film was also a major commercial success in the international markets, as it collected approx. INR23.50 crore (US$4.44 million) overseas.[12]

She also received praise for her dancing skills in the chartbuster "Tumhi Ho Bandhu" from the film, which later became a friendship anthem.[13]

Filmography

YearFilmRoleLanguageNotes
2012CocktailMeera SahniHindiHindi film debut

References

  1. ^ "Diana Penty, Elite Model Management Paris". http://management.elitemodel.fr/print_large.aspx?modelid=112706&subid=2859&ln=en. 
  2. ^ "Model Diana Penty now wants to focus only on films". http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/report_model-diana-penty-now-wants-to-focus-only-on-films_1713538. Retrieved 2012-o7-11. 
  3. ^ "Diana Penty". http://www.elitemodelsindia.com/newsletter/featuring_april_2007.htm. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  4. ^ "Maybelline announces Diana Panty as the new brand ambassador". http://www.indiainfoline.com/Markets/News/Archived/Maybelline-announces-Diana-Panty-as-the-new-brand-ambassador/953086904. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  5. ^ "Genelia, Diana Panty and Ranbir Kapoor in Virgin Mobile ad". http://indiaplusplus.com/entertainmenttags/diana-panty/genelia-diana-panty-and-ranbir-kapoor-virgin-mobile-ad. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  6. ^ Diana Penty in Cover Page of Elle Magazine
  7. ^ "Ranbir's girl goes to Saif". http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/hindi/article/65595.html. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  8. ^ "Movie Review:Cocktail review: Well-packaged but regressive". Sify.com. http://www.sify.com/movies/bollywood/review.php?id=15002873&ctid=5&cid=2425. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  9. ^ "Cocktail (2012) | Hindi Movie Critic Review By Taran Adarsh". Bollywood Hungama. http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/criticreview/id/547301. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  10. ^ "Cocktail Has Good First Week". http://www.boxofficeindia.com/boxnewsdetail.php?page=shownews&articleid=4701&nCat=. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Boxofficeindia.com". Boxofficeindia.com. http://boxofficeindia.com/cpages.php?pageName=earnings. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  12. ^ "Boxofficeindia.com". Boxofficeindia.com. 2012-08-08. http://boxofficeindia.com/overdetail.php?page=shownews&articleid=4761&nCat=. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  13. ^ Patel, Devansh. ""Saif and Deepika have really looked after me" - Diana Penty". http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/movies/features/type/view/id/3679. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 

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