Avani Modi is an Indian model and film actress, a well-known face in Indian movies and theatre plays in Gujarati theatre She made her Bollywood debut in Madhur Bhandarkar's drama film Calendar Girls, which is scheduled to release on 25 September 2015. The movie is based upon the story of five girls and their journey as an annual calendar girl.
Early life and background
Avani Modi was born in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. She was also brought up at her birthplace. She completed her graduation from HL college of Ahmedabad. While doing graduation, she participated in cultural programs at her college. As doing various events like this she got more & more interest towards acting. She considers her father, Vinod Modi as her strongest support and inspiration as he had worked with Shomu Mukherjee long back as an assistant.
Avani Modi initially got a chance to work in local channel of ETV (Git Gunjan & Yuva Sangram) as an anchor. She was also doing modelling side by side and did commercials like Airtel & other brands. She played roles in TV serials on Sony TV and Zee TV and featured in one of the video by Altaf Raja. She debuted in her first Tamil movie called Naan Rajavaga Pogiren in which she was cast opposite Nakul Kumar. Apart from few Indian movies she has also did an international short movie named Gulab which won the The Best Film Award at Canada International Film Festival.
Things changed for her when a common friend of Madhur Bhandarkar's manager told her about the auditions for fresh faces in Madhur's next film Calendar Girls. After which, she went for the audition and performed upon some scenes of the movie Fashion and Heroine. After two rounds and a tough competition from 1500 contestants, she got selected for the role of Nazneen Malik.
The film focuses on five girls who hail from different regions of India, and who have been selected to pose for the country's most prestigious annual calendar which is a joint effort between business tycoon Rishabh Kukreja and his photographer friend Timmy Sen.
|2013||Naan Rajavaga Pogiren||Reema||Tamil|
|2015||Calendar Girls||Nazneen Malik||Hindi|
|2016||Carry On Kesar||Annie||Gujarati|