(; born March 25, 1976) is a former Bollywood
actress and current model
. She has her own clothing line, So-Me Designs Additionally, Somy is currently touring the United States giving lectures about social issues.
Born to an Iraqi
mother, Tehmina and a Pakistani
father, Madad, she has two sisters, Hina and Huma and one younger brother, Mohammed. After studying at the Convent of Jesus & Mary High School in Karachi until the age of 7, she, her mother and brother re-located to Florida U.S.A
, before moving to Mumbai
to focus on her acting career, where she appeared in 9 movies and had several modeling assignments.
In January 1999, Somy returned to the U.S.A
to obtain a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. She attended Nova Southeastern University
in Florida and graduated in three years' time. Somy worked at a local radio station doing talk-shows on social and political issues for two years while working on her bachelor's degree. It was during this time that she became very interested in journalism and decided to attend the University of Miami
to obtain a Master's degree in print journalism. During the mid-90s, she started dating Bollywood actor Salman Khan
. They ended their relationship in 1999.
In February 2003 while attending the... Read More