A model and actress with a star in Underbelly is the woman who has seen the infamous Sydney businessman Rodney Adler kiss after a long lunch together.
Ayesha Khan, 30, played a small role in Home and Road and played the girlfriend of a crime figure in the Golden Mile, the 2010 series of the hit TV show.
Khan and Adler, 59, were seen last Thursday while eating and drinking in Alfredo's bar in Sydney.
Adler then escorted the enchanting brunette to a taxi and kissed her good-bye.
Ms. Khan told Daily Mail Australia the man she calls & # 39; Rod & # 39; has had a profound influence on her acting career.
Rod is a great man, he has had a big impact on me, & # 39; Khan said.
Underbelly actress Ayesha Khan (left) was pictured last week kissing shame businessman Rodney Adler (right) during a boozy midweek lunch
Mrs. Khan (photo) defended the married businessman to Daily Mail Australia as a "great man".
& # 39; I've met him professionally & # 39 ;, she added.
We're just friends and I can not talk about it or start talking about it … it just is not right considering his circumstances. & # 39;
Daily Mail Australia has been told that Adler still has a relationship with wife Lyndi. They have four children together.
The couple stayed strong during the two-and-a-half-year imprisonment Adler received in 2005 for his role in the collapse of HIH Insurance with $ 5.3 billion dollars.
Co-directors Ray Williams and Brad Cooper were also imprisoned after the collapse of the company.
But Khan defended the shame of a businessman and said: "It is a shame that people can not get over what happened long ago."
Adler's friendship with the model comes amid rumors that he and his wife are preparing to sell their expansive mansion in the exclusive suburb of Vaucluse in Sydney.
In addition to her acting, Mrs Khan also regularly provides models for fashion and underwear labels
Ms. Khan (right) played the role of Natalie, the girlfriend of the former Sydney crime figure George Freeman (left, played by the Australian actor Peter O & # 39; Brien) in Underbelly: The Golden Mile in 2010
Ms. Khan and Adler spent several hours drinking and breathing with Adler in Alfredo's bar in the CBD of Sydney
After enjoying a meal and lots of drinks, the couple went hand in hand and with a jump in the pass
According to the Wentworth Courier, the Adler & # 39; s plans for a renewal of their tennis court, a project that would have cost them an estimated $ 5.2 million.
Instead, they are allegedly considering deals for the sumptuous country house, which is believed to be worth somewhere worth $ 16 million.
Adler took over the role of CEO of FAI from his father Larry in 1988, at only 29.
The group was founded by his father Larry Adler, who became one of the best businessman in the country, despite the fact that in 1950 he came from a boat from Hungary without having a dollar to his name.
He was educated at the prestigious Cranbrook school in Sydney, where he counted James Packer and Jodee Rich as his classmates.
Packer and Rich would also be involved in the creation of communication agency One.Tel, a company of which Adler later became director.
Adler walked with Ms. Khan to a nearby taxi stand where he wiped her with a kiss and a hug
Rod is a great man, he has had a big impact on me, & # 39; said the enchanting brunette actress of Adler
After bidding, Mrs. Khan said good-bye to the once-respected businessman and then drove the taxi to Pitt Street until he caught him by a red light before he waved through the window again.
In 2001, One.Tel was taken over.
Three years earlier, in 1998, Adler supervised the takeover of FAI by HIH, after which he assumed the role of director of HIH a few months later.
RODNEY ADLER AND THE HIH COLLAPSE:
– Adler took over the role of CEO of FAI from his father Larry in 1988, at only 29
– In 1998, insurance giant HIH made a takeover bid for FAI
– Adler became director of HIH after the acquisition officially took effect
– At its peak, HIH had $ 8 billion in assets, but wWhen Adler took over, HIH was in a bad financial state
– The company collapsed in 2001 and it was later revealed that Adler had pocketed $ 2 million for himself
– In 2005 he and other directors were imprisoned
– The total collapse of HIH is estimated to have cost $ 5.3 billion
But his world collapsed in the early 2000s when HIH collapsed, losing $ 5.3 billion to investors while saving $ 2 million.
In 2005, Adler pleaded guilty of four charges concerning the collapse of the company and despite the fact that he risked up to 20 years in prison, he spent the minimum two and a half behind the bars.
He also paid a total of $ 8.9 million in fines for himself and Ray Williams.
Adler and his wife Lyndi were regulars on the social scene of Sydney, often doing large philanthropic donations – especially within the Jewish community.
Mrs. Adler and the four children of the couple remain in the detrained businessman during his time in prison.
Earlier this year, it was revealed that the couple was renovating their multi-million dollar mansion in the exclusive suburb of Vaucluse in Sydney.
In a rare interview in 2015, Adler talked about his time behind the bars and complained that he was still being punished for his crime.
Mr. and Mrs. Adler run from the High Court of NSW during his sentencing hearing in 2005
Adler (pictured after being sent to prison in 2005) refused to comment when contacted by Daily Mail Australia
Penalty for white-collar crime is the punishment that continues to give and give … if I were a criminal, I went home and people would forget it, "he told the Australian.
"Nobody remembers me for the good things that I did and still do. Philanthropy is a big part of Lyndi & # 39; s and my life. & # 39;
The businessman now operates a money lending company from an office in the CBD of Sydney.
He was not part of his sentence in 2005 until 2021.
Mr. Adler declined to comment when contacted by Daily Mail Australia.
The then 48-year-old leaves the minimum security center St Heliers in October 2007 after serving a prison sentence of two and a half years in prison