Yana is sizzling the screen once again with Akshay Kumar as a contestant on the Indian Fear Factor. Yana who was born as Jana SynkovÃ¡, on April 23, 1979 at Brno, is a Czech model-actress who has struck big working in India. Before her career in Bollywood, she modeled for Calvin Klein and Victoria’s Secret and made heads turn in Europe before getting besotted by Satyakam Gupta, an Indian painter from whom she separated in 2005. She has 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 couple of films including the remix of babuji zara dheere chalo, where she struck big time in Bollywood. She is also the brand ambassador for Indiagames – Mobile and PC games company. Presently, Yana is the hot favourite of the show Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi on Colors TV in India. Performing very daring stunts with Akshay on the show is really very cool on her part as she doesn’t show the nervousness that others do. Thats where it dawned on the guest writer in me to introduce my viewers to this beautiful actor.
Yana recently launched the most sought after Maxim calendar 2008 in India at New Delhi’s most happening designer club ‘Six Month Story’ which in association with Royal Challenge and introduced Prianca Sharma the winner of the India-Asia title in Miss Maxim International pageant held at Pattaya in November 2007. The calendar was shot on the exotic beach of Pattaya by the world’s renowned photographer Alan Strutt which features the top 12 Miss Maxim contestants from across all the continents. She replaced Lisa Ray in 2001 as the new face of Lakme. She is also a linguist and apart from her native Czech language, she can speak Spanish, Japanese, English and some Hindi. She is a vegetarian, is a member of PETA, and has been featured in its campaigns. 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 ZoomTV. She has had a fling with some Bollywood hotties like Aftab Shivdasani and Kelly Dorji (ex-boyfriend of Lara Dutta / Lisa Ray).