NRI Rising Star from Sydney to LA: Preity Üupala of Indian - Portuguese heritage
Los Angeles, May 11, 2012
Gary Singh/ Dave
Preity Üupala is a young visionary, professional actor and writer in Los Angeles, California. Originally hailing from Dubai, but mostly lives 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 to share the stage with Mr. Jackie Chan and be honored by him as well. She 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 and is involved in a number of projects in Hollywood as well as overseas.
In an age where life is greatly pleasurable, 16, her Exquisite beauty was captured in a photo shoot in Sydney and thereafter she took up modeling in Sydney and consequently moved to Los Angeles. She has also won many National and International beauty pageants. She won Miss India international AP 2012, Miss India Portugal 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 PHD at her alma mater. She worked as an investment banker in Australia with client in the UK and NZ. She also studied acting at NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Arts) Sydney, which boasts graduates like Mel Gibson and Cate Blanchet. Her intensive and mesmeric performance glued the audiences and became a beneficiary of the prestigious Film Academy scholarship in New York. In a nut shell, 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 also involves in Philanthropic activities.
Her beauty is unique and she is a multitalented lady. She lives the life of creative spirit, right mind set with great attitude. She is much more than just an actress; a Model, Presenter, Entrepreneur, Activist and Philanthropist and a Visionary thinker.
She is a queen of generosity, and at 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 Üupala foundation was born.
She was born in Dubai, the Middle East, (Indian - Portuguese heritage) and also lived in Paris, India and then later, mostly lives in beautiful Bondi Beach Sydney, Australia. Infused with mixed cultures and values of Dubai, Paris, India or Portuguese, Australia she travelled extensively to 35 countries around the world with fluency in five different languages.