|Zenobia Shroff Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||May 27, 1965|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Zenobia Shroff is an Indian-born American actor, voice actor, model, theatre artist, dancer, writer, and comedian who has been cast in shows such as Madam Secretary, The Affair, The Resident, and Ms. Marvel. In addition to that, her film credits include When Harry Tries to Marry, Little Zizou, Percy, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, The Big Sick, Misaligned, 7 Days, Save Yourselves!, (t)here, The Marvels, Soul, and The Greatest American Hero.
Bombay (present-day Mumbai), Maharashtra, India
New York City, New York, United States
Zenobia Shroff studied acting at Circle in the Square Theatre School, a drama school associated with Circle in the Square Theatre located in New York City, New York, United States.
Additionally, she has a master’s degree in Psychology.
Actor, Voice Actor, Model, Theatre Artist, Dancer, Writer, Comedian
Zenobia Shroff has been signed with Stewart Talent, Talent Agency, New York City, New York, United States.
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
60 kg or 132 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Zenobia Shroff is of Parsi descent.
Zenobia Shroff Facts
- She was raised in South Bombay, Maharashtra.
- She was 16 years old when she started her career as a commercial print model.
- She did modeling work for around 7 years and then switched her career to acting, securing her start in Mumbai under the mentorship of Pearl Padamsee.
- Along with Boman Irani, Sohrab Ardeshir, Imaad Shah, Shernaz Patel, Dilshad Patel, John Abraham, Jahan Battivala, and Iyanah Battivala, Zenobia Shroff co-starred as Roxanne Pressvala in the 2008 drama film Little Zizou. The film received the “Rajat Kamal” of the “National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare” category at the 56th National Film Awards.
- She was seen as Nicole Braganza (Riana’s mother) in the 2012 Hindi-language romantic comedy film Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu. The film’s lead cast included Imran Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Ratna Pathak Shah, Boman Irani, and Ram Kapoor.
- In June 2016, Zenobia Shroff’s solo show titled How to Succeed as an Ethnically Ambiguous Actor premiered at the Planet Connections Festival.
- She brought to life the character of Sharmeen Nanjiani (Kumail’s mother) in the 2017 romantic comedy film The Big Sick, starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, and Anupam Kher. Zenobia received critical acclaim for this role.
- She was cast in the recurring role of Priya Ullah (Vik’s mother) in the psychological mystery drama television series The Affair in 2018.
- Zenobia Shroff appeared as Indian Prime Minister Vanya Kharti in an episode titled E Pluribus Unum of the political thriller drama television series Madam Secretary in October 2018.
- In 2020, she voiced Counselor Jerry in the computer-animated fantasy comedy-drama film Soul.
- She provided vocals to the character of Su’s mother in the science fiction comedy film Save Yourselves! in 2020.
- In 2022, she started playing the character of Muneeba Khan (Kamala’s mother and Yusuf’s wife who is stricter on Kamala than Yusuf) in the coming-of-age comedy superhero television series Ms. Marvel. Her co-stars for the project included Iman Vellani, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Mohan Kapur, Saagar Shaikh, Laurel Marsden, Rish Shah, Alysia Reiner, Samina Ahmad, Fawad Khan, Mehwish Hayat, Farhan Akhtar, Aramis Knight, and others.
- Zenobia Shroff is also a trained dancer in Bharatnatyam, jazz, and other dance forms. She is also a founding company member of the Shiamak Davar dance company.
- She has American citizenship.
Featured Image by Zenobia Shroff / Instagram