Model and actor Heena Gauri is from Fatehabad, Haryana. A post-graduate in mathematics, she is the proverbial beauty with brains. She dreamt of being an actor when she was young, and took small steps to make her dream a reality. At the age of 16, Heena worked for a local news channel in her hometown and enrolled herself in theatre. During her days at Chandigarh University, she started doing modelling and supporting roles in movies.
She has been living in Ludhiana after completing her studies. She has two Bollywood projects—Jug Jugg Jeeyo, which stars Varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani, and Dostana 2 with Kartik Aryan and Janhvi Kapoor in the lead.
n Your first assignment…
As a lead it was the song Hanju by Khuda Baksh that helped me gain recognition. Officially, I worked in the Punjabi film Qismat as one of Sargun Mehta’s friends.
n The most interesting shoot so far and why…
For the song Hanju. The team was supportive, and I did have a lot of fun on the sets. Khuda Baksh is a down-to- earth person. In a scene, I had to walk on broken glasses. I insisted on keeping it real even though the team advised me to fake it.
Ik No Di Cheez by Miss Pooja was a big break for me. I got a chance to work with Himanshi Khurana and Amardeep Phogat.
A designer you wish to work for…
A fashion tip for girls?
When you are donning very bright clothes, go for a minimal makeup look.
If not a model, then…
I was sure about my career choice and started working for it while I was in school. So, I never thought about the second option.
Your current style obsession?
I love to wear a winter dress with thigh-high boots.
What is your daily routine like?
There is no fixed routine for me. I drink two glasses of water every morning and exercise once in a day. Also, I enjoy dancing.
What will you wear to a date?
I dress according to my mood and cannot predict it beforehand. A pair of jeans with a blazer is the ideal solution, but a skirt and denim jacket would work too. I would like to keep the colours bright and fabrics quite comfortable.
A nice overcoat, lots of dresses, salwar suits and jeans.
Favourite place in Ludhiana?
The neighbourhood Gurdwara. It provides me with the peace and courage to fight problems and have a more positive outlook towards life.
To be a successful actor.
Next place on your travel list?
A celebrity you wish to date?
Ninja. He is from Ludhiana and I hope one day I run into him. Working with him would be fan-girl moment for me.
A celeb’s gym look you admire…
Healthy snack you munch on…
A Subway sandwich or salad.
Quote that you live by?
Believe in yourself
How do you unwind?
Either I like to go for a walk or spend time with the less fortunate people.