Sunny Moza

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Sunny Moza
Born
OccupationActor, MC, TV Host, Radio Jockey, Stand-up
Years active2004-present
RelativesKunal Khemu (Second Cousin)
Websitehttp://www.sunnymoza.com/

Sunny Moza is an Indian actor[1][2] who made his debut with the TV series Bhabhi[3] (2004) and Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (2004).[4] He is known for his performance as the lead actor in the Bollywood music video "Ab Laut Aa" (2013) and as the TV host in the reality show Dance USA Dance (2017).[4][5] His notable roles as an actor include the films Kurse (2008),[2][6] According to Plan A (2012),[5] and Yellow (2015).[4]

Early life[edit]

Sunny Moza was born and raised in Jammu, J&K, India.[2][7] His second cousin, Kunal Khemu, is a Bollywood actor.[2][8]

Sunny completed his master's degree in computer engineering from San Jose State University.[4][6] While studying, he also took film and acting classes at local colleges in California.[2][6]

Career[edit]

Sunny Moza made his debut as an actor appearing in the StarPlus TV series Bhabhi[3] (2004) and Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (2004).[4][5] He made his film debut with Kurse (2008) which he also wrote, directed and produced.[2][6] His film received the Audience Choice Award at the Northern California Film Festival.[4][9]

Sunny later appeared alongside Ali Fazal in the 2012 film According to Plan A in which he played a supporting role.[4][5] The film received the "Best of the Fest" Award at the Riverside International Film Festival.[4][5] The following year, he played the male lead in the Bollywood music video "Ab Laut Aa"[4] (2013) which was produced by Sanjoy and featured Sunidhi Chauhan.[5] The music video was well-received with more than a million views within weeks of its release.[5]

In 2015, Sunny starred in the silent thriller Yellow[4] on NDTV Prime.[5] A few years later, in 2017, he performed onstage in the award-winning play Ideation written by Aaron Loeb[4] in which he later reappeared in 2019.[8][10] He also hosted season 1 of the reality TV show Dance USA Dance[4] with Saroj Khan on Zee TV in 2017.[5]

In addition to acting and hosting,[10] Sunny also anchors radio shows on Radio Zindagi[4] and performs stand-up comedy at various events.[7][11] In 2018, Sunny became known in the Indian stand-up comedy circuit when he shared the stage with Indian comedians like Zakir Khan.[7]

Awards[edit]

Sunny Moza received the Director's Award at the San Francisco India Pageant.[3][5] His film, Kurse, also received the Audience Choice Award at the Northern California Film Festival in 2008.[4][9]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Medium Notes
2019 Ideation[8][10] Actor Theater Written by Aaron Loeb
2017 Dance USA Dance[4][5] MC/TV Host TV Judged by Saroj Khan on Zee TV
Ideation[4][5] Actor Theater Written by Aaron Loeb
2015 Yellow[4][5] Lead Film Released on NDTV Prime
2013 "Ab Laut Aa"[4][5] Lead Music Video Producer: Sanjoy Singer: Sunidhi Chauhan Music: Gaurav Dagaonkar Lyricist: Niranjan Iyengar
2012 According to Plan A[4][5] Actor Film Co-Actor: Ali Fazal
2008 Kurse[2][6] Lead Film Written, Directed and Produced by Sunny Moza
2004 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi[4][5] Sunny TV Produced by Ekta Kapoor/Balaji Telefilms on StarPlus
Bhabhi[4][5] Rahul TV Produced by Ronnie Screwvala/UTV on StarPlus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kashmiri People: Indira Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Salman Rushdie, Rajiv Gandhi, Gita Sahgal, Faisal Shahzad, Muhammad Iqbal, Fazal Mahmood. General Books LLC. 2011. p. 185. ISBN 9781156513132.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Brown, Todd (29 February 2008). "Hindi movie to premiere tonight". East Bay Times. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Bollywood Director Sunny Moza Biography". NETTV4U. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "An Engineer by Profession But An Actor by Passion : Sunny Moza". The Talented Indian. 8 January 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Kang, Jasmine (6 June 2018). "Sunny Moza - Chasing His Dreams In The Entertainment World". Life Beyond Numbers. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e Stephens, Kyle (6 March 2008). "Bollywood meets Indie horror". Ohlone Monitor. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  7. ^ a b c "Sunny Moza – Comedy's new rising star". India Post. 30 May 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  8. ^ a b c Sharma, Gehna (19 July 2019). "Fireside Chat with an Artist: Here's Looking at You, Sunny Moza". Indspire Me. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  9. ^ a b Monga, Ankit (16 October 2011). "LOVE FOOL BY SUNNY MOZA". Shehjar Magazine. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  10. ^ a b c "This multi-talented desi is redefining success!". The Brown Desi. 9 July 2019. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  11. ^ "This Engineer Who Became An RJ, Actor, Filmmaker and a TV Host". Woovly. 20 February 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2019.

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