Shernaz Patel

Shernaz Patel

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Shernaz Patel Profile

  • Name:
  • Shernaz Patel
  • Father:
  • Burjor Patel
  • Mother:
  • Ruby

Shernaz Patel Biography

Shernaz Patel is a very talented theatre actress who has played significant supporting roles in Bollywood movies like Black, Guzarish and Talaash. She received Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2011 for Guzarish. Aatma and John Day are her latest releases. She debut with Mahesh Bhatt's TV film Janam (1986) alongside Kumar Gaurav and later moved to supporting roles in Bollywood. She played lead role in Janam, aside Kumar Gaurav, Anita Kanwar and Anupam Kher.


Shernaz Patel was born in Mumbai to veteran Gujarati theatre artists, Ruby and Burjor Patel. So, right from the childhood, acting and theatre life were close to her. She did her schooling at Fort Covent school and in those days, she worked in plays of Pearl Padamsee. She graduated from the Elphinstone College, University of Mumbai and completed Masters in Acting from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. In 1986, she debut silver screen playing lead role in the movie – Jaanam. Later she took a break from the industry and dedicated herself to the world of plays.


Most recently she played a significant role in neo-noir mystery of Aamir Khan productions, Talaash: The Answer Lies Within. She played the role of Frenny, who claims to talk with the dead son of Aamir Khan – Rani Mukerji couple. She won both critics’ and audience appreciation for this role. She played the role of Rani Mukherjee’s loving mother in the movie, Black which is worth mention. Her other Bollywood appearances include - Home Delivery (2005), Family — Ties of Blood (2006), Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006), Dum Kaata (2007), Big Brother (2007), Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007), Little Zizou (2009), The President Is Coming (2009), Hum Tum Aur Ghost (2010), Lamhaa (2010), Guzaarish (2010), O Maria ( 2010), I Am (2011), Rockstar (2011) and Kalpvriksh (2012).

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Updated: February 13, 2014


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