Alaya F made a remarkable debut earlier this year with Jawaani Jaaneman, which stuck the right chord with the audience and brought in massive praise and appreciation for her role. 
With her impeccable looks and features, Alaya has been gracing back-to-back magazine covers and has become the 'Favourite Magazine Cover Girl' of the Tinseltown.

Ever since her debut, the actress has graced as many as 5 covers in a very short span of time, which is rather the proof of her huge fan-following.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our digital coverstar Alaya F (@alaya.f ) shares with Cosmo India her journey into the word of cinema. (P.S don’t forget to download your free copy of Cosmopolitan India, from the link in bio.) . Editor: Nandini Bhalla (@NandiniBhalla) Styling and Art Direction: Zunaili Malik (@ZunailiMalik) Styling Assistant: Humaira Lakdawala (@HumairaLakdawala) Hair & Make-Up: Shraddha Inder Mehta (@themakeupmaven__ ) Interview: Humra Afroz Khan (@HumraaKhan) Video Editor: Nitin Singh (@talk_nitin) Actor’s Reputation Management: Spice Social (@spicesocial ) . Alaya is wearing: Trench coat, Kshitij Jalori (@Kshitijjalori); belt, Trov (@trov_accessories); rings and necklace, Michelle Alexander (@MichelleAlexanderAccessories) . C: When did you realise you wanted to be an actor? AF: “Very late in life! You’d be surprised, but almost all my life I had been averse to the idea of becoming an actor. I kept running away from it for the longest time! I was like, ‘I love the world of films, but I don’t want to be in front of the camera’! So even when I went to university in New York, I decided to take up filmmaking and direction, not acting. As part of my course, though, each director had to act a little bit for the others, too. That was the first time I actually faced the camera...and I loved it! I remember I learnt all the lines so fast, and acted with such dedication. Everyone was like, ‘It’s fine, you don’t have to put in so much effort’. But I was like, 'No! I got this.’. I was enjoying myself so much!” C: And thus it started... AF: “I gave it a very serious thought before making my decision. And I knew I had to do it then or I’d change my mind...I was so indecisive then. So I applied to New York Film Academy without telling anyone (and got accepted!). I returned to India and told my family and friends that I wanted to be an actor. I was sure they’d laugh and be like, ‘Oh, really now?!’. So before I told my parents, I chalked out my entire POA for the next five years—exactly what I wanted to do, how I wanted to do it, how long each phase would take, where I’d train, when I’d apply for auditions, everything. That did the convincing...” . . . . . #alayaf

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In these recently released inside images from a leading magazine, Alaya takes the audience's breath away with her mesmerising looks.

In the first look, the actress can be seen wearing a printed trench coat, paired with a belt.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our digital coverstar Alaya F (@alaya.f ) opens up about her future plans and her (many) celebrity crushes. Read on to find out, and don’t forget to download your free copy of Cosmopolitan India from the link in bio. Alaya is wearing: Coordinated jacket and skirt, both Fendi (@Fendi); watch, band, and pendant, all Daniel Wellington (@DanielWellington); boots, Christian Louboutin (@LouboutinWorld) . Editor: Nandini Bhalla (@NandiniBhalla) Styling and Art Direction: Zunaili Malik (@ZunailiMalik) Photograph: The House Of Pixels (@TheHouseOfPixels) Styling Assistant: Humaira Lakdawala (@HumairaLakdawala) Hair & Make-Up: Shraddha Inder Mehta (@themakeupmaven__ ) Interview: Humra Afroz Khan (@HumraaKhan) Actor’s Reputation Management: Spice Social (@spicesocial ) C: How has your five-year plan worked out? AF: “You’d be amazed...so far, it has happened exactly as I had planned...knock on wood! Some things even happened in the precise months I had planned to achieve them! Besides the lockdown, of course (laughs). Now I’ve made a two-year plan—based on what I want from life, and where I want to be career-wise. I’m scared I might jinx it if I talk about it, but I can tell you it involves a lot of diverse films, different roles...” C: Is there a Plan B should things not go as planned? AF: “No. Simply because I believe that when you really aspire for something and work extremely, extremely hard for it, there’s just no way it won’t work out. Sooner or later, it will. If I don’t get where I wanted to in, say, six months—but if I keep trying my best and put my heart and soul into it—I will get there. People fail, and it’s fine. That shouldn’t stop you. In fact, the fear of failing is what kept me away from acting in films for so long. I had seen people looking for ways out when they didn’t do well. So I have weighed all the pros and cons carefully—and that has given me a lot of clarity. I’m lucky to be doing what I love, and I’m never going to give up!” C: Any celebrity crushes? AF: “Oh, tonnes...I could go on and on! I love Ranveer Singh and Hrithik Roshan. Also, Alia Bhatt and Priyanka Chopra Jonas...” . . . . . . #alayaf #alayafurniturewala #bollywoodcelebrity

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She is wearing an interlocked necklace, styled with rings on her index and middle fingers. Increasing the oomph, she paired the look with some flowers which highly complimented the look. 

In the next look, Alaya is seen wearing same print jacket and skirt, paired with knee-high boots.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our digital coverstar Alaya F (@alaya.f ) opens up about her future plans and her (many) celebrity crushes. Read on to find out, and don’t forget to download your free copy of Cosmopolitan India from the link in bio. Alaya is wearing: Coordinated jacket and skirt, both Fendi (@Fendi); watch, band, and pendant, all Daniel Wellington (@DanielWellington); boots, Christian Louboutin (@LouboutinWorld) . Editor: Nandini Bhalla (@NandiniBhalla) Styling and Art Direction: Zunaili Malik (@ZunailiMalik) Photograph: The House Of Pixels (@TheHouseOfPixels) Styling Assistant: Humaira Lakdawala (@HumairaLakdawala) Hair & Make-Up: Shraddha Inder Mehta (@themakeupmaven__ ) Interview: Humra Afroz Khan (@HumraaKhan) Actor’s Reputation Management: Spice Social (@spicesocial ) C: How has your five-year plan worked out? AF: “You’d be amazed...so far, it has happened exactly as I had planned...knock on wood! Some things even happened in the precise months I had planned to achieve them! Besides the lockdown, of course (laughs). Now I’ve made a two-year plan—based on what I want from life, and where I want to be career-wise. I’m scared I might jinx it if I talk about it, but I can tell you it involves a lot of diverse films, different roles...” C: Is there a Plan B should things not go as planned? AF: “No. Simply because I believe that when you really aspire for something and work extremely, extremely hard for it, there’s just no way it won’t work out. Sooner or later, it will. If I don’t get where I wanted to in, say, six months—but if I keep trying my best and put my heart and soul into it—I will get there. People fail, and it’s fine. That shouldn’t stop you. In fact, the fear of failing is what kept me away from acting in films for so long. I had seen people looking for ways out when they didn’t do well. So I have weighed all the pros and cons carefully—and that has given me a lot of clarity. I’m lucky to be doing what I love, and I’m never going to give up!” C: Any celebrity crushes? AF: “Oh, tonnes...I could go on and on! I love Ranveer Singh and Hrithik Roshan. Also, Alia Bhatt and Priyanka Chopra Jonas...” . . . . . . #alayaf #alayafurniturewala #bollywoodcelebrity

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The look was accessorised with a watch, band and a plain pendant. Her makeup is rather minimal with simple eyeshadow and tons of gloss.

Even in this look, she picked up  a lily to finish off the look.  

Looking radiant in this colored image, the actress has donned upon a printed blouse with high waist wide legged pants.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What inspires our digital coverstar, the lovely Alaya F (@alaya.f ) to be fearless and independent? The actor reveals all in a exclusive chat with Cosmo India. . P.S: Don’t forget to download your free copy of our issue from the link in bio. . Editor: Nandini Bhalla (@NandiniBhalla) Styling and Art Direction: Zunaili Malik (@ZunailiMalik) Photograph: The House Of Pixels (@TheHouseOfPixels) Styling Assistant: Humaira Lakdawala (@HumairaLakdawala) Hair & Make-Up: Shraddha Inder Mehta (@themakeupmaven__ ) Interview: Humra Afroz Khan (@HumraaKhan) Actor’s Reputation Management: Spice Social (@spicesocial ) . Alaya is wearing: Blouse and wide leg pants, both Nori (@NoriClothingOfficial); boots, Christian Louboutin (@LouboutinWorld) Cosmo India: You were raised in an unconventional set-up, by independent parents. How has that shaped you? . @alaya.f : “I am extremely independent myself, and that’s something that I’ve got from my parents. I share a wonderful relationship with both of them, and they have taught me so much about life, through their own experiences. They have stayed friends and I’ve seen them help and support each other despite not being together—that’s been a huge influence, too. Also, my mother has never let stereotypes deter her. I’ve learnt to be my own person from her. She’s also been one of my biggest support systems. Even when times weren’t all that great, or things weren’t as smooth as she would have liked for us to believe, she never let us feel anything was amiss. And she always dealt with it with so much kindness and love. So, no matter what’s going on in life, one has to be happy and optimistic. And strong and kind. That’s what I have learnt from her, and that’s how I want to be.” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bollywoodcelebrity #alayaf #alayafurniturewala #cosmoexclusiveinterview

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She paired this look with some pencil high heels, which makes the look very chic and retro. 

Soaring to greater heights, Alaya has been on a complete roll in 2020, owing to her debut and the infamous #AlayaAF series.

Even in the period of the lockdown, she has been honing her skills and is all set to get back to the sets.