Alaya Furniturewala is an Indian Model and Actress, also known as Alaya F. or Alaya Ebrahim Furniturewala. She made her film debut in the recent comedy film “Jawaani Jaaneman” as the lead actress, co-starring with Saif Ali Khan, released in 31st January, 2020. However, she was a popular and well known in India even before the release of the film, for being the daughter of former actress Pooja Bedi, the grand-daughter of veteran legendary actor Kabir Bedi and former model, classical dancer Protima Bedi.©ibollynews
She was born on 28th November, 1997 to Pooja Bedi and her former husband, businessman Farhan Ebrahim Furniturewala. Pooja Bedi is the popular actress, talk show host and Newspaper columnist of the 90’s. She and her husband separated when Alaya was only 5 years old. Alaya’s younger brother is Omar Furniturewala and she also has a young half-brother Zaan Furniturewala.© ibollynews
Alaya completed her schooling from Jamnabai Narsee School. And then opted for a diploma in acting from New York Film Academy.
She became a star after her debut, and was highly appreciated for her candid nature among the audience.
|Original/Real Name||Alaya Furniturewala|
|Other/Nickname||Alaya F./ Alaya Ebrahim Furniturewala|
|Birthplace||Mumbai, Maharashtra , India|
|Age (as in 2020)||23 years (as of 2020)|
|Date of Birth||28th November, 1997|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Sagittarius|
|Current career status||Active|
|Height (Centimeters)||160 cm (5’03”)|
|Weight (Kilograms)||50 kgs|
|Eye’s Color||Light Brown|
Family, Relatives & Siblings
|Father’s name||Farhan Ebrahim Furniturewala|
|Mother’s name||Pooja Bedi|
|Brother’s name||Omar Furniturewala , Zaan Furniturewala(step-brother)|
|Sister’s name||N/A© ibollynews|
Marital Status, Affairs, Boyfriends, Kids & Relationship
Education Qualification and Schooling/College
|School||Jamnabai Narsee School|
|College/ University||New York film Academy.|
Favorite Things and Likes & Dislikes
|Controversies||Alaya revealed that people have assumed she had got a lip-job done before entering the industry, and had been brutally trolling her on social media. However She denies all the claims of doing anything like that©ibolly news|
|Favorite Food||French fries, burger, Jalebi, fruits|
|Favorite Movie||Not known|
|Favorite Actor||Shahrukh Khan, Kartik Aryan, Hrithik Roshan|
|Favorite Actress||Alia Bhatt|
|Favorite Color||Not Known|
|Favorite Hobbies||Swimming, hiking and gardening|
|Favorite Destination||Las Vegas|
|Net Worth||3 crore (approx.)|
|E-Mail Address|| Not Known
|Phone Number||Not Known|
|House Address||Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Official Facebook account|
|Official Instagram account|
Early Life and Career:
Alaya previously made her screen presence by participating in a reality TV show with her mother and brother called “Maa exchange”, which was aired on Sony entertainment television.
She made her Bollywood debut with Nitin Kakkar’s “Jawaani Janemaan”, a comedy drama, where she played a role of 21 year old girl, who pops up in the life of a 40 year old person, played by Saif Ali Khan, and claims him to be her father. The film received good feedback from the critics and Alaya’s performance was really appreciated.
Alaya has bagged her next film with the makers and Production Company (Pooja entertainment) of “Jawaani Janemaan” again, which is scheduled to be shoot after the lockdown.
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I’ve really tried to make the most of my days during this lockdown! I’ve worked, had fun, laughed, cried, binge watched shows for longer than I’d like to admit and skipped my gym days more days than I can count! But every day has been wonderful, even the ones that were hard! Its been my own little personal party! Socially distant with the world but so in touch with myself! Now I’m just hoping One Day Soon, We Will All Dance Together Again! ♥️ #Levis @levis_in
An interview of Alaya F. with Anupama Chopra
Jawaani Janemaan trailer
Here’s some interesting, lesser known facts about Alaya Furniturewala.
- In 2013, Alaya was awarded the “BalakRatna National Art Award (gold medal) for excellence in art.
- Her real name is Aalia. She changed her name before entering the industry, because there was already one actress named Alia Bhatt.
- Despite of having a Bollywood background, she gave many auditions and didn’t get any role for two years straight, she did a lot of struggle before she got selected for Jawaani Jaaneman.
- Before being seen on her movie she was spotted in a ponds advertisement. She was also the new face of “Flying Machine”.©ibollynews
- She is trained in Western contemporary and Kathak dance from Kathak institute of Late Natraj Gopi Krishna.
- Alaya has several tattoos done on her body. ‘Still I rise’ and ‘Angel wings’ on her back and ‘Positivity’ on her left arm.
- She has a very strong opinion on nepotism that won audience’s hearts. According to her, the struggle an outsider goes through cannot me matched with anything.
- Alaya makes fun, useful hacks videos on Instagram and named the series ‘Alaya af’.
- In 2016, she was featured on the cover page of the magazine ‘Femina’, along with her mother.
- She was only 5 years old when her parents divorced. But she does not have any bad memory of it. Both of her parents are on good term, and are in relationship with other persons.©ibollynews