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Perizaad Zorabian (born 23 October 1973) is an Indian actress. Her film debut was with Nagesh Kukunoor's Bollywood Calling and she gained international recognition for her role as Jenny in Subhash Ghai's Joggers' Park (2003).

Perizaad Zorabian
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Born
Perizaad Zorabian

(1973-10-23) 23 October 1973 (age 45)[1]
India
Years activeLate 1990s - Late 2000s
Spouse(s)Boman Rustom Irani (2006–present)
ChildrenZaha & Zayan[2]

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Early lifeEdit

Perizaad Zorabian was educated in New York City, where, in addition to her studies for a Master's degree in Business Administration at Baruch College, she also attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. She returned to India after receiving her MBA degree, and subsequently assisted her father in his poultry farm business.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

She married construction tycoon Boman Rustom Irani in 2006.[4] She owns a restaurant "Gondola" in Mumbai.[5] On December 18, 2017, Perizaad along with her two children, attended the Dhirubhai Ambani International school's annual day festival.[6] She was seen attending an event where Abhishek Bachchan hosted a book launch event, for one of his new books.[7] She has become the brand ambassador of the first Indian luxury fan brand Fanzart.[8] She also became the emcee of the grand opening event of HIL's third edition.[9] She attended the "The Right to Keep food Safe" initiative, where she congratulated Tetra Pak's effort in "and recommend that every mother be part of the Right to Keep Food Safe intiative."[10] She was part of the 2013 TOIFA panel discussion, that discussed about the issues that women face across the globe.[11]

CareerEdit

Zorabian's first screen appearance was in a Clearasil television advertisement, which she had made before she moved to New York. She continued with advertisements for health care products after her return to Mumbai, and, in 1997, acted in a music video for Lucky Ali's Nahi Rakhta Dil Mein Kuch.[12] She subsequently played "Maya" in the TV serial Hum Pardesi Ho Gaye.[13]

Zorabian did a minor role in Mumbai Matinee (2003). In 2004, she played a supporting role in Morning Raga and made a cameo appearance in Dhoom. In 2005 she appeared in Ek Ajnabee opposite Kelly Dorjee,[14] and a year later with Malcolm McDowell in Exitz. Her more recent films include Highway 203 (2006), Moonlight (2006), Just Married (2007) and Kabhi Up Kabhi Down. She has also acted in a Chinese film, Bandung Sonata, in which she played Indira Gandhi.[15]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film
2001 Bollywood Calling
2002 Namaste : Say Hello to... Love
2002; Chinese Bandung Sonata
2003 Mumbai Matinee
2003 Joggers Park
2004 Satya Bol
2004 Dhoom
2004 Morning Raga
2005 Devaki
2005 Ek Ajnabee
2006 Moonlight
2007 Salaam-e-Ishq
2007 Highway 203
2007 Just Married
2007 Exitz
2008 Y.M.I. - Yeh Mera India
? Kabhi Up Kabhi Down

Television ShowsEdit

Year( of premier) Show Name Role Reference
2001 Hum Pardesi Ho Gaye "Maya" [13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Perizaad Zorabian Birthday, Biography, Age, Family & Wiki". www.celebrityborn.com.
  2. ^ "Perizaad has a baby boy - Times of India". indiatimes.com.
  3. ^ "Hungry and toothsome". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2006-02-04. Retrieved 2009-05-15.
  4. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (12 November 2006). "Perizaad Zorabian gets married to Boman Irani - Bollywood Hungama". bollywoodhungama.com.
  5. ^ "Check Out: Bollywood stars & the famous restaurants they own - Bollywood Bubble". bollywoodbubble.com. 23 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Stars at Dhirubhai Ambani Int'l School's annual day". www.msn.com.
  7. ^ "Abhishek Bachchan brings cheer and happiness for children at this book launch". India Times. 2018-04-11. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  8. ^ "Fanzart launches first campaign with Perizaad Zorabian". www.indiantelevision.com. 4 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Fireworks, laser show dazzle at HIL opening ceremony". Yahoo News. 2015-01-22. Retrieved 2018-11-24.
  10. ^ "Perizaad Zorabian attends Right to Keep Food safe initiative in Delhi". India Times. 2014-11-16. Retrieved 2018-11-24.
  11. ^ "Indian beauties shine in Vancouver". India Times. 2013-03-08. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  12. ^ BollywoodLife. "Perizaad Zorabian". bollywoodlife.com.
  13. ^ a b "Hum Pardesi Ho Gaye". TVGuide.com.
  14. ^ "Ek Ajnabee Movie: Showtimes, Review, Trailer, Posters, News & Videos - eTimes". indiatimes.com.
  15. ^ "Perizaad Zorabian plays Indira Gandhi in Chinese period film Bandung Sonata". India Today.

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