The UK-born Sophie stepped into show business when she started singing for music director Biddu at the age of 13. She moved to Mumbai in 2003 where she continued singing and also worked as a VJ with MTV.
Bollywood soon came calling. She made her debut with Shaadi No 1. She has Sanjay Gupta’s Alibaug and Jehangir Surti’s Aa Dekhen Zara lined up this year.
What are you reading?
Spy Princess by Shrabani Basu for the third time and Deborah Kanafani’s Unveiled
Fun to you is…
Hanging out with close friends, dancing to great music, exploring a new city and shopping!
If you were invisible for a day, you would…
... cause absolute havoc! I would spy on all my fellow actors and get to know their secrets, I would change the numbers of the lottery so that I could win it and I would stick to Steven Spielberg like glue!
An invention you’re waiting for…
I want to be able to set a time and country on my watch and magically be transported there!
Would you like to be young forever?
After seeing The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, perhaps not. I’d love to look good forever but I want to grow old with people I love.
Your idea of a perfect meal?
Sirocco in Bangkok because the setting is incredibly beautiful and the food is divine. Also, great company and fantastic conversation!
Your worst date ever?
My last birthday. The food was scrumptious. The company was not!
A place you’d love to visit.
South America. I am fascinated by their music and culture. I really want to go for the carnival in Rio!
Three people from history you’d like to meet?
Noor Inayat Khan because she was an incredible woman, Marylin Monroe and Napoleon Bonaparte.
Which film’s heroine do you most identify with?
Priyanka Chopra in Dostana. A gorgeous, fun-loving, young woman trying to make a name for herself and surrounded by men she cannot date!
The naughtiest thing you’ve ever done...
Driven a rickshaw at 5 am even though I don’t have a license! Very naughty and irresponsible!
Your retirement dream?
I can’t even imagine retirement at this stage!!! However if I must, then South of France, a beautiful villa and the love of my life!
Five personal care products you can’t do without?
Linda Meredith facewash, Yonka moisturizer, M.A.C. lip balm, Crème de la Mer eye cream and almond and
coconut body scrub by Laura Mercier.
The one fashion trend you just don’t understand.
Men and low-waist jeans. I have no desire to see a stranger’s butt crack! Eew!
Your next move?
Only on the dance floor!