Shenaz Treasuryvala at Blackberry curve's launch party
29 June 1981 |
|Occupation||Actress, Model and Travel Writer|
Shenaz Treasurywala (Hindi: शहनाज़ ट्रेज़रीवाला) (sometimes spelled Treasuryvala) or Shenaz Treasury (born June 29, 1981) is an Indian model, travel writer, and actress. Discovered by a photographer during her first year in college, her first modelling assignment was for the soft drink Gold Spot. She also did advertising work for Akai and Philips before MTV Networks Asia hired her to work as a VJ on the MTV's Most Wanted program.
Her acting debut was in the 2001 Telugu film Edhuruleni Manishi, but recognition came with the 2003 Bollywood film Ishq Vishk, which earned Shenaz a nomination for the best supporting actress award by the Filmfare Film Awards. With her lifelong love of travel, she has written travel articles for Cosmopolitan, ELLE, and Femina. As of the early 2010s, Shenaz resides in Mumbai, India and serves as the host of Culture Shock on the Travel Channel. In 2011, Shenaz also started a recurring role as Rama Patel on the American soap opera One Life To Live. A few months later, she signed a contract with the show until its cancellation in 2012 and then returned as a contract player when the show started airing its webisodes in 2013.
The daughter of a merchant marine engineer, she was born to a Gujarati Parsi family. Shenaz was enrolled in school at Mumbai, where she also later attended St. Xavier's College from where she graduated in 1994. In 2001, Shenaz moved to New York City where she studied method acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. While in New York, she also took a writing course at NYU. Her favourite hobbies include jet skiing, travel, and photography. She has the unique privilege of being on the 'last roll of kodachrome' by Steve McCurry, the noted photographer of 'the Afghan girl' picture fame.
While on Christmas break from the Lee Strasberg Institute, Shenaz returned to India to visit her family; however en route, Airline lost all of her luggage, including the travel documents she needed in order to return to classes in the United States. During the four months that she was in India, Shenaz was offered a leading role in Ishq Vishk after meeting director Ken Ghosh at a Mumbai night club.
In 2009, she appeared in the films Aagey Se Right and Radio. She wrote the screenplay for and appeared in the 2011 movie Luv Ka The End. She also appeared in the movie Delhi Belly where she plays Imran Khan's fiance. Her upcoming film is Main Aur Mr. Riight co-starring popular television actor Barun Sobti & Kavi Shastri.
|2001||Edhuruleni Manishi||Sri||Telugu film|
|2003||Ishq Vishk||Alisha Sahay||Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award|
|2004||Hum Tum||Shalini||Special Appearance|
|2006||Umar||Sapna P. Lakha|
|2009||Aagey Se Right||Pearl|
|2011||Luv Ka The End||Ms. Naaz||Also wrote the screenplay|
|2011-2012, 2013-||One Life To Live||Rama Patel||OLTL webisodes, that premiered 4/29/13|
|2013||Main Aur Mr. Riight||Aliya||Filming|
- "Veejays with a vengeance!". The Times of India. 2003-06-08. Retrieved 2007-04-10.
- "Top 100 Beautiful Indian Women". Suni Systems Ltd. Retrieved 2007-04-11.
- Vashisht, Pooja (2004-02-09). "Treasured and most wanted!". The Times of India. Retrieved 2007-04-10.
- Eduruleni Manishi - Nadumunu Chooste jarade Song - YouTube
- Dhattiwala, Raheel (2003-06-03). "Straight Answers". The Times of India. Retrieved 2007-04-10.
- Iyer, Sandhya (2003-07-28). "'Bollywood is too filmi for me'". The Times of India. Retrieved 2007-04-10.
- "Shenaz: Culture Shock". Travel Channel, Discovery Communications. Retrieved 2007-04-09.
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- Fatima, Nishat (2002-04-27). "Shenaz: Most wanted again". The Times of India. Retrieved 2007-04-10.
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