Aafreen Vaz, also known as Dr Aafreen Rachael Vaz, is an Indian model and a doctor. She bagged the position of first runner-up at Femina Miss India 2015. She is also a senior mental health clinician. In 2018, she was cast in an English mystery movie, ‘We Didn’t Kill Mia,’ which was directed by Jai Tank.
Aafreen Rachel Vaz was born on Sunday, 23 December 1990 (age 31 years; as of 2021) in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She did her schooling at Hasanat High School in Mumbai. Aafreen moved to Auckland, New Zealand with her family at the age of 11. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Otago in New Zealand. She also did one year of Radiation Therapy at the University of Otago and has been awarded a scholarship from the Royal Society of Breast Cancer. Deccan Herald She participated as a contestant in New Zealand’s Next Top Model in 2010 from where she received more recognition in the fashion industry. Later, she returned back to India to pursue her education as a medical student.
Height (approx.): 5′ 11″
Weight (approx.): 65 kg
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Black
Figure Measurements (approx.): 32-24-33
Aafreen belongs to a Hindu family in Mumbai.
Parents & Siblings
Aafreen’s father’s name is Calisto Vaz, and her mother’s name is Lucy Vaz. She has a younger brother, Aaron Vaz. Her father, Calisto Vaz, is a former infantry officer in the Indian Army from Goa, and her mother, Lucy Vaz, is a former air hostess of Air India from Mumbai.
In 2021, Aafreen and Kenny started dating each other. They got engaged in August 2022.
During her childhood days, she used to spend time with her grandmother, who motivated Aafreen to dream about becoming a doctor. To fulfil that dream, she went to India and pursued a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at AJ Institute of Medical Science, Mangaluru. Deccan Herald
Miss India beauty pageant organised a contest for Campus Princess in 2015 at the JIPMER College, Puducherry, where they picked her up as a contestant, and she won the title. While studying as a medical student, she took part in many beauty pageants such as Femina Miss India 2015, where she grabbed the first runner-up position as well as won the title of Sofitel Miss Congeniality at the Miss India contest 2015, and she then went on to participate in Miss Supranational Asia & Oceania 2015, which was held in Poland; she became the winner of the pageant.
Aafreen Vaz won multiple pageants while studying medicine. She believes herself to be very privileged; in an interview, she said,
I won’t lie. I am extremely privileged and for the most part, it is because my parents worked hard to ensure that I grew up knowing I could access anything to be anything I wanted to be. All I had to do was be honest with myself about who I am and put in the hard work to be who I wanted to be. I was allowed to experience, explore, change and grow.” The Times of India
- Actres: Deepika Padukone
- Actor: Morgan Freeman
- Movie: The Notebook, Legally Blonde (Part 1), Black, P.K.
- Hobbies: Reading, writing, dancing, modelling, public speaking
- Quote: “Be your own best friend.”
- When she was studying at college, she participated in a short film festival held in her college. She directed a short film with the University of Arizona on Anti-tobacco, where she also participated in Campus Princess 2015, which was her first beauty pageant.
- One rumour that she heard about herself was that she starts dancing as soon as she finds a corridor or room to herself be it anywhere.
- She considers herself a big foodie.
- Aafreen loves to travel, and she has travelled to various places including the USA, Honolulu, Japan, Bali, Australia, and more.
- A dream that she wants to fulfil is to travel around the whole world.
- She considers Oprah Winfrey as her role model.
- In an interview, Aafreen expressed her desire to work in the field of educating rural women so that they could take care of their basic health. She said,
To educate the rural women of our country on the importance of health checkups and self examinations. Once educated they can help with early detection of diseases like Breast Cancer and treatment becomes more effective. In a huge country like ours I would consider this life changing and life saving education for many.” The Times of India
- She has her own charity named the EDBF (Early Detection for Better Future) movement which aims to educate rural India on the importance of early detection in healthcare.
- In an interview, when she was asked about which law she would like to break, she said, she would like to vote as an overseas citizen of India (OCI) she can’t. The Times of India