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Claudia Ciesla

Claudia Ciesla (born February 12, 1987) is a German model, actress, and singer of Polish descent.

Early life

Born in Wodzisław Śląski, Poland, she grew up in Bukow, part of Silesia, five miles from the Czech border. Her father is Polish, her mother is German and she has two older sisters.

Personal life
Ciesla is a convert to Hinduism.

Modelling career

Claudia Ciesla started modeling at the age of 15 working for shows involved in fashion and dancing.[2] At the age of 17 she moved to Bamberg, Germany. She was in Germany discovered by the former German Chief Editor, Stefan Gessulat, and appeared in the August 2005 Matador issue as Miss Matador.[3] She went on to do many glamorous bikini style and fashion modeling shoots.

In March 2006, Ciesla won a subscribers poll on the internet websites of Auto Bild, Bild, Sat.1, T-Online and Kabeleins to give her first place as Germany's Super Girl 2006.[4] In May 2006 she was selected by Bild as the Football/Soccer Worldcup Girl 2006, and during the World Cup 2006 she was featured on the front page of a total of seven publications of that newspaper. In November 2007 she told in an interview, that she plans after her modelling career to become a tax consultant.

In 2008 Claudia Ciesla was in Austria chosen for the Snow Queen 2008. In the touristic season 2007-2008 she was representing the snowrichest tourist Ski-Village in the World, and was showing up on various events and promotional appearances, photo shoots for magazines, advertising and brochures, and did a cover shoot for the magazine “MOTOR-Freizeit and TRENDS“ in Austria.

Acting career

In 2007 and again in 2008 she was appearing on the German Internet soap opera Beach House, playing Daisy Vandenburg.[6] The New Indian Express reported that Ciesla is acting in a Bollywood film Karma along with leads Carlucci Weyant, Alma Saraci, and DJ Perry as part of an international filmcrew to be filmed in India.[7] Film Director M.S. Shahjahan mentioned in an interview that there will be more assignments for Ciesla in Bollywood.

In July 2008 Ciesla played "Claudia" in the Italian television sitcom Outsiders in Palermo, shot in Palermo.[10][11][12] In August 2008 Ciesla played the female lead in the German-Indian film, Ki Jana Pardes. She played the role of a German journalist in the film "10:10" (directed by "Arin Paul"), together with Soumitra Chatterjee and sang the film's title song. She is currently shooting a guest role for the film Private Number in Bangalore with director Anand Kumar.


Ciesla was invited by Sandeep Marwah the Chairman of Marwah Films & Video Studios and visited Noida Film City in India, where she was presented with a life membership of International Film and Television Club of Asian Academy Of Film & Television.[22] According The Times of India, Claudia Ciesla made decision to convert to Hinduism. She said "I've discussed Indian philosophy and the Hindu religion and its gods, I love the aspects of tolerance, I love the thought of Karma and reincarnation."

Ciesla was invited by LPU and was awarded as the Brand Ambassador of the "Lovely Professional University". The LPU University also honoured her as "New promising foreign face in India".[24][25] She was awarded with the prestigious Karmaveer Puraskaar Award for her involvement in social work on 26 November 2009. The Karmaveer Puraskaar, is iCONGO’s National People’s Award for Social Justice and Action that honours concerned citizens. In the past, Kajol, Ad guru and social activist Alyque Padamsee, Dr. Leo Rebello, Rahul Bose, Remo Fernandes, M S Swaminathan (Father of the Green Revolution in India) have been recipients of the Karmaveer Puraskar.[26] As a part of her social endeavor she supports a Delhi based national NGO-KHUSHII, working holistically for the benefit of the underprivileged.

Ciesla was roped in as one of the inmates at the Bigg Boss house in the third season of the reality show Bigg Boss (Season 3). It began airing on 4 October 2009 on Colors and was telecast daily at 9 p.m. for 84 Days with Amitabh Bachchan as the host. This was the actress’ first brush with Indian reality TV.[27] She was evicted on day 68, after spending 10 weeks on the show.

From December 2010, Claudia is attending the TV show "Total wipeout" shooted in Buenos Aires/Argentina-it is the Indian celebrity version Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout with the Indian Superstar Sharukh Khan as the host, of the international Endemol TV Show Total Wipeout or Wipeout (2008 U.S. game show)

Music career

Her summer 2008 single I love dancing I Espania is written by English composer Gordon Lorenz, and the video shot at his home in Llandudno, Wales.[29] Despite her heritage, she is a fan of Yorkshire football team Leeds United and in August 2008 visited Elland Road following the UK release of her debut single

12 February 1987 (1987-02-12) (age 23)
Wodzisław Śląski, Silesia, Poland
Height 5 ft 8.5 in (1.740 m)
Hair colour Dark-Blond
Eye colour Blue-Green
Measurements US 38-26-37; EU 96-64-94
Dress size UK 10-12 US 8-10 EU 36-38
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