Shernaz Patel

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Shernaz Patel
Shernaz Patel at Audio release of 'Love, Wrinkle-free' (16).jpg
Born Mumbai
Nationality Indian
Occupation stage and film actor
Years active 1984–present

Shernaz Patel is an Indian film and theatre actor, who works in Hindi and English films, most known for her roles in films like Black (2005) and Guzaarish (2010) and English language theatre in Mumbai. She made her theatre debut with The Diary Of Anne Frank in 1984. Since then, she has acted in several noted productions in Mumbai-based English theatre, and formed RAGE theatre group in Mumbai, with Rahul da Cunha and Rajit Kapur in 1993.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Mumbai, Shernaz is the daughter of Gujarati stage veterans Ruby and Burjor Patel and grew up in a theatre environment.[2] She did her schooling at Fort Covent school, where she participated in plays directed by Pearl Padamsee. She graduated from the Elphinstone College, University of Mumbai.[1] Subsequently she did her Masters in Acting from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.[3]

Career[edit]

She made her film debut with Mahesh Bhatt's TV film Janam (1986) alongside Kumar Gaurav. In 1992, she performed the lead in the English play, Love Letters for the first time, along with Rajit Kapoor, under the direction of Rahul da Cunha. The play is still being performed.[4]

In 2008 she returned to soap operas after 23 years of filming in various movies.[5]

In 2009, she acted in screenwriter and Mira Nair's long-time collaborator Sooni Taraporevala's directorial debut film, Little Zizou. In 2011 she appeared in Rockstar. In 2012, she appeared in Reema Kagti's suspense-drama Talaash.

In 2014 she performed at the Times Noida festival along with other actors such as Rajit Kapur and Neil Bhoopalam.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Artise Profile :Shernaz Patel". mumbaitheatreguide. Retrieved November 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Shernaz Patel and Rajit Kapur take centre stage: `Theatre is like a drug'". The Hindu. March 10, 2005. Retrieved November 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ Shernaz Patel Profile
  4. ^ Vandana Shukla (July 22, 2003). "Sharing a bond through Love Letters". Times of India. Archived from the original on November 4, 2012. Retrieved February 5, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Shernaz Patel returns after 23 years". MSN. March 7, 2008. Archived from the original on September 6, 2014. Retrieved September 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Rajit Kapur, Shernaz Patel and Neil Bhoopalam to perform at Times Noida festival, in Delhi". Times of India. July 12, 2014. Archived from the original on September 6, 2014. Retrieved September 6, 2014. 

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