Shenaz Treasury

Shenaz Treasurywala (born 29 June 1981)[2] is an Indian actress, TV host, writer, and travel vlogger.[3]

Shenaz Treasurywala
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Shenaz Treasurywala

(1981-06-29) 29 June 1981 (age 39)[1]
Alma materSt. Xavier's College, Mumbai
OccupationActress, TV Host, Writer and Travel Vlogger
Years active2001–2018


Discovered by a photographer during her first year in college, her first modeling assignment was for the soft drink Gold Spot.[4] She also did advertising work for Akai and Philips[5] before MTV Networks Asia hired her to work as a VJ on the MTV's Most Wanted program.[4][6]

Her acting debut was in the 2001 Telugu film Eduruleni Manishi,[7] followed by the 2003 Bollywood film Ishq Vishk,[8] which earned her a nomination for the best supporting actress award by the Filmfare Film Awards.[9] With her lifelong love of travel,[6][10] she wrote travel articles for Cosmopolitan, Elle, and Femina.[11] As of the early 2010s, Treasurywala resides in Mumbai, India and serves as the host of Culture Shock on the Travel Channel.[11] In 2011, she got 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.[12]

Treasury' returned to India to visit her family and was offered a leading role in Ishq Vishk after meeting director Ken Ghosh at a Mumbai night club.[8][10]

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. She is part of the film Main Aur Mr. Riight .

During 2015, she was a contributor and occasional panelist on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Comedy Central in the United States.[13]

In 2017, she appeared in the critically acclaimed indie film The Big Sick where she played Kumail Nanjiani's sister-in-law.[14] She has also hosted All Women Special Wrestling Event "WWE Evolution" on 28 October 2018.[15]

Social activismEdit

In December 2014, days before the release of her film Main Aur Mr. Riight (on 12 December), Shenaz Treasurywala wrote an open letter to the most powerful people of India including Narendra Modi, Sachin Tendulkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Anil Ambani on women's safety in India.[16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23]

Personal lifeEdit

Her father is a merchant marine engineer,[11] and she was born in a Parsi family.[5] Treasurywala attended school and college in Mumbai,[11] St. Xavier's College.[4] In 2001, she moved to New York City where she studied method acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.[24] While in New York, she also took a writing course at NYU.[24]


Year Production Role Notes
2001 Eduruleni Manishi Sri Telugu Film
2003 Ishq Vishk Alisha Sahay
2004 Hum Tum Shalini
2006 Umar Sapna P. Lakha
2007 Culture Shock Herself Host
2009 Aagey Se Right Pearl
2009 Radio Shanaya Dhingra
2011 Luv Ka The End Ms. Naaz
2011 Delhi Belly Sonia Mehra
2011–2012, 2013 One Life to Live Rama Patel
2014 Main Aur Mr. Riight Aliya
2015 The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore Contributor
2016–Present Brown Nation Dimple Parikh
2017 The Big Sick Fatima
2017 Munna Michael Anchor of Dancing Star
2018 Kaalakaandi Ayesha
2018 WWE Raw Sunday Dhamaal HerSelf Host[25][26]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Shenaz Treasury Biography". IMDb. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Bikini-clad Shenaz Treasury sets hearts racing with her vacation pictures".
  4. ^ a b c "Veejays with a vengeance!". The Times of India. 8 June 2003. Retrieved 10 April 2007.
  5. ^ a b "Top 100 Beautiful Indian Women". Suni Systems Ltd. Retrieved 11 April 2007.
  6. ^ a b Vashisht, Pooja (9 February 2004). "Treasured and most wanted!". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 April 2007.
  7. ^ "Eduruleni Manishi - Nadumunu Chooste jarade Song".
  8. ^ a b Dhattiwala, Raheel (3 June 2003). "Straight Answers". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 April 2007.
  9. ^ 49th Filmfare Awards
  10. ^ a b Iyer, Sandhya (28 July 2003). "Bollywood is too filmi for me". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 April 2007.
  11. ^ a b c d "Shenaz: Culture Shock". Travel Channel, Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on 17 May 2007. Retrieved 9 April 2007.
  12. ^ [1] Archived 28 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Rivera, Joshua. "'The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore' announces its cast of contributors -- exclusive". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
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  15. ^ "Shenaz Treasury to Host All-women's Special Wrestling Event 'WWE Evolution'". News18.
  16. ^ "Shenaz Treasury's open letter to NaMo, Big B, Tendulkar, Khans, Ambani in appeal against rapes". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  17. ^ "Shenaz Treasurywala: India actress in plea to stop rape". BBC. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  18. ^ "Shenaz Treasurywala's Open Letter To NaMo, Sachin, Amitabh & The 3 Khans". Times Of India. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  19. ^ "Shenaz Treasurywala Open Letter". Times Today. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  20. ^ "Shenaz Treasurywala's open letter to PM Modi, Big B, SRK, Salman and Anil Ambani". Yahoo. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  21. ^ "Actor Shenaz Treasurywala's open letter to PM, Amitabh Bachchan, SRK". India Today. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  22. ^ "Uber Rape Case: Actress Shenaz Treasurywala writes open letter to Narendra Modi, Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan". Indian Express. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  23. ^ "SHENAZ TREASURYWALA OPEN LETTER". NDTV Movies. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  24. ^ a b Fatima, Nishat (27 April 2002). "Shenaz: Most wanted again". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 April 2007.
  25. ^ "Shenaz Treasury to host a special WWE Sunday Dhamaal episode of WWE Evolution". 24 October 2018.
  26. ^ "Shenaz Treasury to Host All-women's Special Wrestling Event 'WWE Evolution'". News18.

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