|Alaya F Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||November 28, 1997|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
Alaya F is an Indian actress who had made her acting debut in 2020 with the comedy-drama film Jawaani Jaaneman portraying the lead role of Tia Singh. For her performance, she had won the Filmfare Award the following year in the category of ‘Best Debut (Female)’. She had also won the ‘Fresh Face Female’ award at the 2020 Vogue Beauty Awards and the ‘Most Powerful Performance’ award at the 2021 Bollywood Life Awards.
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Alaya had attended the Jamnabai Narsee School, a private school in Juhu, Mumbai. She had later joined the New York Film Academy – School of Film and Acting (NYFA), in New York City, from where she had earned a diploma in acting.
- Father – Farhan Ebrahim Furniturewala (Businessman)
- Mother – Pooja Bedi (Actress, Talk Show Host, Entrepreneur, Columnist)
- Siblings – Omar Furniturewalla (Younger Brother)
- Others – Laila Khan Furniturewalla (Step-Mother), Zaan Furniturewala (Younger Half-Brother), Kabir Bedi (Maternal Grandfather) (Actor), Protima Gauri Bedi (née Protima Gupta) (Maternal Grandmother), (Odissi Dancer, Former Model, Founder of a Dance School called Nrityagram) (d. August 18, 1998), Siddharth Bedi (Maternal Uncle) (d. July 19, 1997), Parveen Dusanj (Step-Maternal Grandmother) (Researcher), Nikki Bedi (née Moolgaoker) (Ex-Step-Maternal Grandmother) (TV and Radio Presenter), Susan Humphreys (Ex-Step-Maternal Grandmother) (Fashion Designer), Adam Bedi (Maternal Half-Uncle) (Model), Melissa Anne Murphy (Half-Aunt-in-Law) (Make-up Artist), Baba Pyare Lal Singh Bedi (Maternal Great Grandfather) (Author, Philosopher) (d. 1993), Freda Bedi (née Freda Marie Houlston) (Maternal Great Grandmother) (d. March 1977), Laxmichand Gupta (Maternal Great Grandfather) (Trader), Reba Gupta (Maternal Great Grandmother), Ranga Bedi (Maternal Grand Uncle), Gulhima Bedi (Maternal Grand Aunt) (Professor), Shakti Maira (Grand Uncle) (Architect), Aadya Bedi (Maternal Aunt) (Actress), Seher Bedi (Maternal Aunt) (TV Producer, Fashion Designer), Brinda Maira (Maternal Aunt) (Yoga Instructor, Spiritual Healer), Ami Mehera (Maternal Aunt), Shiv Maira (Maternal Uncle) (d. March 2000), Sohni Tanna (Maternal Aunt)
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
53 kg or 117 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Alaya has dated –
- Harshvardhan Kapoor (2018) – Rumor
- Aaishvary Thackeray (2020-Present) – Rumor
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Asian and White)
She is of Punjabi Sikh, British, Haryanvi, and Bengali (Indian) descent on her mother’s side; and Parsi Muslim (Gujarati Khoja) descent on her father’s side.
- Petite frame
- Center-parted, shoulder-length, straight hair
- Charming smile
- Radiant face
- Plump lips
Alaya F Facts
- Alaya and her mother, Pooja Bedi, had co-starred in a YouTube series called Eff N Bedi where the duo had depicted the clash of ages in a fun and insightful manner delving deep into the relationship between a celebrity mother and her teenage daughter.
- Her maternal great-grandmother, a British woman named Freda Bedi, was the first Western woman to have taken ordination in Tibetan Buddhism.
- In 1974, her maternal grandmother, Protima Gauri Bedi, a prominent model at that time, had made headlines for streaking (the act of running nak*d in a public area for publicity, as a prank, a dare, or a form of protest) during the daytime during the launch of the Bollywood magazine Cineblitz at Juhu Beach in Mumbai.
- She has been trained in contemporary and Kathak dance forms.
Featured Image by Alaya F / Instagram