Jannatul Ferdous Peya, popular Bangladeshi model and actress, was featured on the cover of the famous magazine Vogue India, the Indian edition of the iconic monthly fashion and lifestyle magazine Vogue, and the only Vogue edition to exist in South Asia. This year, Vogue India celebrated their ninth anniversary under the headline “Celebrating beauty of diversity.”
Peya was born and raised in a conservative Muslim family in a small town called Khulna, where a career in modelling wasn’t an easy road for her. Peya started her modelling career in 2008, after she won the title of Miss Bangladesh in 2007. Her first debut film Chorabali, directed by Redwan Rony in 2012, earned her a Bachsas prize, which is Bangladesh’s equivalent of a Filmfare Award. She has so far acted in several dramas such as To Be or Not to Be and Projapotir Shukh Dukkho.
“Every model in the world is waiting to be on Vogue's cover, and I am no exception. I was finally able to be a part of this amazing photo shoot last July. It was an amazing experience for me, and I want to continue to expand my career beyond my country in this way, ” said Peya.
The model and actress is also a law graduate, and is currently interning with Dr Kamal Hossain & Associates, one of Dhaka’s biggest law firms.