Sophie Choudry (born Sophia Choudry, 8 February 1982) is a British film actress and singer. She has been active primarily in Indian films and is also a former MTV India VJ and occasional model and television presenter.
Sophie Choudry was born and brought up in Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom. Her father adored Sophia Loren and hence her birthname is “Sophia”, however she now goes by the name “Sophie”. She has one elder brother. She now lives with her mother and grandmother.
Choudry studied at London School of Economics, graduating in European politics and French and is also a gold medallist from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Furthermore, she studied for nearly two years at the “Sciences Po”, an esteemed political institute in Paris, France, where many French politicians studied.BollySpice reports, that while still studying, Choudry became a VJ for Zee UK.
Choudry is a polyglot, able to speak fluently English, Hindi, Urdu, French and Italian and sings in these languages as well as in Spanish, Punjabi and Arabic. She is passionate about dance and while in school in london learnt bharatnatyam for a year and when she moved to India she took s few classes in kathak. One of her reasons for participating in Jhalak dikhlaja 7 was to learn various dance styles, including Indian classical dance as Bharatnatyam, which she learnt in London for four as well as in Western dance as salsa. She is also well trained in Western classical music, which she learnt for three years in the UK from Helena Shenel, as well as in Indian classical music, which she learnt from Pandit Ashkaran Sharma.
Having completed her education, Choudry decided it was time to follow her dreams and she began her singing career. When she was 12 years old, her talent was discovered by noted music director Biddu, who launched her musical career. She, at first, lent her voice as a backup singer to playback singers like Shweta Shetty and Alisha Chinai.
In 2000, Choudry started her career as a pop singer with her all-girl band “Sansara” with a song which Choudry herself wrote (“Yeh Dil Sun Raha Hai”). Very soon the band separated and Choudry started her solo singing career, donning the videos “Habibi” and “Le Le Mera Dil” in 2001.