(Last Updated on : 08/06/2015)
Anjali Lavania is an Indian model
. She has modelled for various Indian and International fashion designers
. She has appeared in several prestigious magazines such as Marie Claire, Elle, Femina and Vogue to name a few. She made her acting debut in 2011 with the Telugu film
Panjaa. The film bagged her CineMAA Award for Best New Confident Face.
Early Life of Anjali Lavania
Lavania was born on May 15, 1985 in Mumbai
, India. Her father is from Nainital
and her mother is from Kerala
. Her father served the Indian Navy
as a Naval Aviator, while her mother was also a model. Her mother had won several beauty pageants including Miss Cochin and Miss Goa
. Lavania has done an acting course at the Joanne Baron, DW Brown studio.
Career of Anjali Lavania
It was her mother who encouraged her to be a model. Under her guidance, Lavania started modeling for several designers and choreographers. She started off as a model for Roopam campaign and Sheetal Design Studio in Mumbai. Then she went on to work as a model for brands like Pantaloons, Mahindra Xylo, Titan with Aamir Khan
and Levis with Imran Khan
. She has appeared in Kingfisher calendar 2010 and 2011. She has also hosted the Making of the Kingfisher calendar in 2011. Then in 2012, she was seen in Manish Malhotra
's Fashion show with Vidyut Jamwal which was showcased in Delhi
Lavania has also worked for various international fashion designers and walked in various well-known international fashion shows. She has modelled for Lotta Stensson, Ashaka Givens, Christopher Kane and Gary Harvey and walked the runway in New York and LA fashion weeks. Lavania is quite active in the Eco-Green movement as well. She has worked in the Los Angeles Times for the Eco-nouveau show, during LA fashion week adorning the bridal, newspaper ensemble by British Designer Gary Harvey that was featured at the MOMA in NYC. She has appeared in magazines like Instyle, Marie Claire, Elle, GQ, Verve, M, Femina and Vogue.
Apart from modelling, Lavania has also tried her luck in acting. In the year 2011, she essayed the female lead in the Vishnuvardhan directed Telugu action-musical film Panjaa alongside Pawan Kalyan.
Achievement of Anjali Lavania
She bagged the CineMAA Award for Best New Confident Face for her work in Panjaa. This award was presented to her by the popular actor Nagarjuna.
She was featured in the list of Times 50 Most Desirable Men and 50 Most Desirable Women of 2010.
She was also featured in Vogue's list of Top 10 models in 2012.