About Sofia Hayat
Sofia Hayat is a British Asian of Indian origin actress, singer and model. She has worked on both British and Indian projects.
Hayat first came to public attention on Satellite Channel, Zee TV, where she hosted her own TV show for 3 years starting in 2000. The show became a cult favourite amongst young British Asians. Later, Hayat was in the UK TV talent show Bollywood Star, in which she lost out on the first prize by about 3 places. She holds a BA (Hons) in Music and Performing Arts. She has been instructed under David Schwimmer, famously from the American TV show Friends.
Sofia has appeared in TV Advertising campaigns for big international brands like Walkers Crisps, McDonalds, and was the first model/actor who featured in the campaign for Timotei hair shampoo. A brand well known for hair products for blondes. This was the first time they shot with a brunette from Indian origin.
Hayat made her Bollywood debut playing a leading role in the film "Diary of a Butterfly", which was released in April 2011. She has since signed two more Bollywood projects.
she has been shooting for the film "A Godnite" Starring bollywood acreen legend Kay Kay Menon, Kumar Gaurav and Raj Zutchi(Slum Dog Millionaire).
In November 2011 she graced the cover of Indias most prestigious "Health" Magazine, as well as "Women Era" Cover.
In November 2011, she also opened for the "Desi Boyz" concert at Ritubhura College, Juhu Mumbai, for John Abraham, Akshay Kumar and Deepika pudokone.
She performed live at the Gitanjali races in November 2011.
Sofia never intended to enter Bollywood, but before even releasing 1 film she signed 4 more.
She has appeared numerous times in Indias infamous page 3 coloumns and magazines as well as news channels.