Friday, July 29, 2011

Hot and Talented VJ Sophie Choudry's biography

Glamorous and worldly, Sophie Choudry won the MTV India VJ Hunt. After establishing herself as a VJ, she turned her focus solely on her career as a singer and these days is taking up small parts in movies too.

Sophie Choudry (also known as Sophia Choudhry) was born 8th February, 1981. She was born and brought up in London, United Kingdom.

Her father was a big fan of actress Sophia Loren, so named her Sophia. She recently started using the name Sophie. She has one elder brother. She now lives with her mother and grandmother.

Music was a big part of her growing up years. While in school, she was in the choir and also participated in musicals staged in her school and college. She was thirteen years old when the music composer Biddu noticed her talent and she got the opportunity to sing back up for singers like Alisha Chinai and Shweta Shetty.

Choudry also excelled in academics and studied European Politics and French at the London school of Economics. She also spent time in Paris at Sciences-Po, which is where most of the French politicians have studied. She is also a gold medallist from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

A linguist she speaks English, Hindi, Urdu and French, She sings in all these languages as well as in Spanish, Punjabi and Arabic.

In 2000, she started her career as a pop singer with her all-girl band "Sansara" with a song which Sophie herself wrote ("Yeh Dil Sun Raha Hai"). Very soon the band separated and Choudry started her solo singing career, donning the videos "Habibi" and "Le Le Mera Dil" in 2001.

Sophie Choudry moved to India in 2003 and became a popular VJ on MTV India. She hosted shows like MTV Loveline, which eventually gained her popularity.

She was part of the girl band Sansara before she went solo. Her album 'Sophie and Dr.Love' was released in 2003 which was followed by 'BabyLove'. They included tracks like Mere Babu Chail Chabila and Ek Pardesi Mera Dil Legaya.The album was a chart-topper for six months in India and broke records in the U.K Asian Pop Charts by holding the number 1 spot for 12 weeks.

She is the winner of the Lycra MTV Style Award in 2004 for the Most Stylish Female in Music as well as the Bollywood Award for Best Pop Singer in 2005.

Choudry made her debut in Bollywood with David Dhawan's Shaadi No.1. Her other movies are Pyar Ki Side Effects and Speed. She will be seen with Neil Nitin Mukesh, Rahul Dev and Bipasha Basu in Aa Dekhen Zara.