Sizzling Beauty Queen Preity Uupala Takes on Bollywood After Conquering China, Portugal & Australia: Maxim India Photo Shoot

By Monica Shor

Preity Uupala

Los Angeles, CA, June 4, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Meet Preity Uupala. She has conquered China and conquered Australia. Now she is taking on Hollywood.

She is just coming off a sizzling shoot with celeb photographer Ash Gupta. Shot here in his studo in Los Angeles, in the simmering heat, this sultry beauty has been heating up the set.

Watch Preity Uupala Sizzling Video Shoot with Celebrity Photographer Ash Gupta

Preity UupalaPreity Üupala is a young visionary , actor and model in Los Angeles, California. Originally hailing from Dubai, she mostly spends her time between LA and Sydney, Australia. She became an overnight star in China when she accepted 3 film awards at the Asia Pacific Film Festival in China in 2010. Her claim to fame is sharing the stage with Jackie Chan and be honored by him as well.

Preity has already made the front page of every major newspaper in Asia. She made a splash at the 64th Cannes Film Festival and was involved in a French TV Pilot as well. She is looking forward to, and is involved with, a number of projects in Hollywood as well as overseas.

Preity UupalaIt was just another day in the life is Preity Uupala where a film crew was also capturing  the sexy shoot on video.

Says Ash Gupta: “Preity is stunning, beautiful and has what it takes”.

She is no stranger to being in international limelight, as her heart-felt interview at the  inspiring Shen Yun performing arts event was aired on Chinese TV.

Preity  shares some wisdom: "when youre not trying to pose or trying to be anything than yourself, that’s when the magic happens and you get the shot".

At 16, her exquisite beauty was captured in a photo shoot in Sydney and thereafter she took up modeling in Sydney and subsequently moved to Los Angeles. She has also won many national and international beauty pageants. She won the Miss India International Asia-Pacific crown in 2012, Miss India Portugal in 2011 and Miss Photogenic International which marked her early fame and career in the arts.

Unlike most Beauty Queens, Preity graduated with 2 degrees - a B.Tech and a B.Marketing and was offered a scholarship to study for a Ph.D. at her alma mater. She worked as an investment banker and has traveled all over the world on work. She also studied acting at NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Arts) Sydney, which boasts graduates like Mel Gibson and Cate Blanchett. Her intensive and mesmeric performance glued the audiences and she became a beneficiary of the prestigious Film Academy scholarship in New York. In a nutshell, she is an Investment banker turned beauty queen turned Hollywood actor. She was one of the finalists of Miss Earth Australia 2009 and created a record for being the first model of Indian or Portuguese heritage to make it to the finals. She is also involved with several philanthropic activities.

Preity UupalaHer beauty is unique and she is a multifaceted lady. She lives the life of creative spirit, right mind set with great attitude. She is much more than just an actress.  “My vision is to inspire and empower people through my work and presence”.

At a very early age she realized that she could make a difference in the lives of needy people and she decided to take action in a big way in 2011. Thus the Üupala foundation was born.

She was born in Dubai, the Middle East. Of Indian-Portuguese heritage, Preity also lived in Paris and India and then mostly lives in beautiful Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. Infused with mixed cultures and values of Dubai, Paris, India, Portugal and Australia she travelled extensively to 35 countries around the world with fluency in five different languages.

She has her own blog at Also check out Preity's website

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