Did you know Amyra Dastur was only 16 when she started her career in showbiz?

Updated: 07 May, 2020 09:01 IST | Nikita Wagh
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    Born on May 7, 1993, into a Parsi family, Amyra Dastur has been raised in Mumbai. She went to Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai and later completed her schooling from Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai. Amyra studied Arts from H.R College, Mumbai. (All photos/Amyra Dastur's official Instagram account)

  • Amyra Dastur with Prateik Babbar

    Amyra Dastur is a huge fitness fanatic and makes sure to work out for at least an hour every day, be it yoga or some weight training exercises.

  • Amyra Dastur with Disha Patani

    Amyra Dastur loves to write about her thoughts and experiences with people and places. Writing fiction is also her passion. One day, Amyra plans to turn her stories into scripts.

  • Amyra Dastur with mother and father

    Amyra Dastur's father Gulzar Dastur is a surgeon and director of Mumbai's popular and one of the oldest hospitals - Bhatia Hospital, while her mother Delna Dastur is an advertising professional. Amyra's sibling Jehangir Dastur is into the Hotel industry.

  • Amyra Dastur with mother

    Amyra's mother is her inspiration! "My mom quit her job to take care of me. She is one of the strongest women I know. She's taken care of me and my brother and dealt with a lot emotionally. She went back to work and started her own successful business after 21 years because both my brother and I started working," she had said in an interview with mid-day.

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    Amyra Dastur has been independent since a very young age. She started her career at the age of 16 as a model. She has been featured in television commercials such as - Clean & Clear Face Wash ad, Dove ad, among others.

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    "I do consider myself a feminist. I've been independent since the age of 16 and I believe that if women want to grow and reach higher levels, we will have to not only support one another but also really help each other," Amyra said in a statement.

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    In a shocking revelation, Amyra Dastur had said that she has been a victim of "harassment" at the hands of "men and women", though she admitted that she has no guts to name and shame them but one day she will "definitely call them out on it".

  • Amyra Dastur

    Talking about facing the casting couch or harassment in her journey, Amyra told IANS in an e-mail interaction, "To be honest, I haven't faced casting couch in the south or Bollywood. But yes, I have faced my share of harassment in both industries. I don't have the guts to name them because they are powerful people -- men and women who made sure I felt helpless."

  • Amyra Dastur with family

    Citing an incident, Amyra said: "I have had an actor squeeze himself up against me during a shot in a song and whisper in my ear that he was so glad that I was in the film with him. When I threw him off me and refused to speak to him again, he made my experience miserable."

  • Amyra Dastur with Emraan Hashmi

    "My director told me to suck it up and honestly couldn't care less. I was constantly called early to set, made to wait for hours and hours for my shot. I was made to shoot 18 hours a day, I slept for 4-5 hours if I was lucky," said Amyra.

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    Ultimately Amyra Dastur was made to apologise to the actor. "To top it all, I was made to apologise to the actor for my difficult behaviour (as I kept ignoring him) by the producer," she said.

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    Amyra made her acting debut in Bollywood with Issaq in 2013 (starring Prateik Babbar) and was later seen in Hindi films like Mr. X (starring Emraan Hashmi), Kaalakaandi (starring Saif Ali Khan) and Kung Fu Yoga (starring Jackie Chan, Sonu Sood and Disha Patani), which was also dubbed in Mandarin and English. 

  • Amyra Dastur with Jackie Chan

    In the recent years, she featured in the Netflix film Rajma Chawal, followed by three releases in 2019 - Made in China, Judgementall Hai Kya, both starring Rajkummar Rao and Prassthanam. Amyra Dastur has also featured in Tamil and Telugu movies like Anegan, Manasuku Nachindi and Raja Gadu.

  • Amyra Dastur with mother

    Here's wishing a very happy birthday to Amyra Dastur!

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About The Gallery

It's Amyra Dastur's birthday today. As she turns 27 on May 7, 2020, we take a look at some interesting facts about the actress right from her childhood to being an actor.

First Published: 07 May, 2020 08:32 IST