Zenobia Shroff, an actress of over three decades, started in acting under the mentorship of legendary Pearl Padamsee in Mumbai. Pearl Padamsee, an Indian theatre and stage actress, director, and producer, encouraged Zenobia, and she eventually went onto study acting at the Circle in the Square Theatre School based in New York.
Soon after, having sharpened her skills, Zenobia started doing diverse roles in the most famous plays like Nora in Ibsen’s A Doll’s house and German avant-gardist Heiner Muller, amongst others.
She now owns a beautiful acting credit in many Bollywood and Hollywood projects: although the notable ones include Percy (1989), Little Zizou (2008), The Big Sick (2017), and When Harry Tries To Marry (2011).
Zenobia Shroff's Age / Birthday
Zenobia was born on the 27th of May in 1965.
Zenobia reportedly acquires a Middle Eastern American ethnicity from her parents, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in mid-July 2019.
She once claimed that she was not the one for Father's Day or Mother's Day "bandwagon."
Although, she is moved by the emotions with which people celebrate their folks on the auspicious occasion.
Zenobia Shroff shares the childhood-throwback picture with her father on 15 June 2014 (Photo: Zenobia Shroff's Facebook)
More to her family is her sister, who is named Amy Shroff.
Currently, Wayland, Massachusetts resident, Amy works as a volunteer veterinarian for Elephant Nature Park. She also got enrolled for her new job at Wellesley Animal Hospital.
How Ethnicity Played a Major Factor In Her Journey
Zenobia moved to New York City back in 1989. Her initial days in the industry were indeed hard, which she blames on her "thick middle-class Bombay accent."
She was told countless times that if she wanted to make a place for herself, she needed to change her name because it sounded "Italian."
The situation was "doubly complicated" for her since she was a "fair-skinned Parsi," and "being Parsi technically meant being Persian."
All in all, the journey sure was hustling for a while and got better with time.
Married To Husband?
Zenobia is not yet married, and some of the media outlets even put the "single" tag in place of her relationship status.
She also rarely comments on her personal affairs. Last interviewed on 30th of May 2018, she said that she promised herself that she would plan her life more and give more "attention to my personal life.”
Exclusive Facts On Zenobia Shroff!
Zenobia attended the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on the 7th of January 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
She was nominated the 'Best Actress' at Planet connection theatre festival for her one-woman show- HOW TO SUCCEED AS AN ETHNICALLY AMBIGUOUS ACTOR.
She is a proficient Bharat Natyam dancer. The multi-talented also writes and performs sketch comedy.
She holds a master’s degree in Psychology.