Birth: 17-06-1986, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Lisa Haydon is a supermodel turned actress. She was born as Elisabeth Marie Haydon to a Malayali father and an Australian mother. She was born in Chennai, India and has been living in Australia and United States before moving back to India in 2007 to pursue modeling. She has an elder sister named Mallick. She was spotted by Anil Kapoor in a coffee shop and soon her agent received a phone call for a role in the movie Aisha. The movie was loosely based on the Jane Austen novel Emma and its Hollywood adaptation Clueless, and she was offered to play role of Aarti Menon, a New-York returned, white-collared, corporate yuppie. After signing the movie, she went to New York City for three months to learn method acting and also received classes on diction in Mumbai.
By the time Lisa turned 18, she wanted to be a yoga teacher. Studying psychology on the side, she took up her friends' suggestion of taking up modeling to earn money and pay for the classes and rent. At the age of 19 she started modeling in Australia with her first assignment being for stretch mark cream. Encouraged by her sister's modeling acts in India, she moved to India in 2007 to pursue a modeling career. In India, she has walked the ramp for Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) and HDIL-India Couture Week(HDIL-ICW). She is also the face of cosmetics giant Lakme.
She has also featured in commercials for Hyundai i20, Indigo Nation and Blender's Pride. In 2010, she did a commercial opposite Hrithik Roshan.
She has featured as cover girl for major fashion magazines like Verve (March 2008, January 2011), Elle (April 2009, May 2009, May 2010, April 2011), Femina (April 2009), Harper's Bazaar (January-February 2010), FHM (August 2010) and Adorn (November-December 2010).
As a model Lisa has been recognized for her impeccable style and persona. She has been the first and the obvious choice of almost all the major fashion awards in the country. She was named the best model and the most stylish persona in Cosmopolitan Fun and Fearless Awards 2009, DNA most stylish 2009, Marie Claire best model 2010. She is also seen in David Dhawan’s latest film Rascals with Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn and Kangna Ranaut.