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Sofia Hayat is a British Asian actress, and singer who was born on 6 December 1984. She has worked on both British and Indian projects.
Sofia has appeared in TV Advertising campaigns for big international brands like Walkers Crisps, McDonalds, and was the first model/actor who featured in the campaign for Timotei hair shampoo. A brand well known for hair products for blondes. This was the first time they shot with a brunette from Indian origin.
She started acting professionally at 16, where she landed her first role with the BBC on the hit show, "Absolute Power", where she starred alongside Stephen Fry. (V for Vendetta)
She then went on to star in the BAFTA award winning show Fur TV, where she played a Latino, complete with Brazilian accent! The show was an international success and has been translated in over 5 different languages.
For her first Bollywood film, Sofia had to learn Hindi, as she did not speak it, however she did understand some, and took on classes and watched films to perfect the language. It was initially decided that her voice would be dubbed in her first film, but after spending 3 months in India, the producer and Director agreed that Sofia should dub her own voice.
Sofia is a regular attendee of Royal Ascot and is a member of The Royal Enclosure. She is also a regular guest at The Cartier Polo and has been an invited guest at Kensington Palace with Ben Kingsley and Kevin Spacey