Zoya Afroz, Wiki, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

Zoya Afroz is an Indian actress who was crowned Miss India International 2021. She was also a contestant of  Big Boss Season 11.

Zoya Afroz is an Indian actress who was crowned Miss India International 2021. She was also a contestant of  Big Boss Season 11.

Wiki/Biography

Zoya Afroz was born on Monday, 10 January 1994 (age 28 years; as of 2022) in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Zoya pursued her schooling at R N Shah high school, Mumbai. She is graduated in commerce from Mithibai College in Vile Parle, Mumbai. When Zoya was three years old, she won the contest named, Mahasearch contest, which was sponsored by Rasna.

Zoya during her childhood days

Her first appearance as a child artist was in the television show Kora Kagaz in 1998. She started getting recognized and got many offers. She worked as a child artist in movies like Hum sath sath hai

Zoya Afroz as a child artist

Maan, and Kuch na Kaho.

Physical Appearance

Height(approx): 5’7″

Weight(approx): 51 kg

Hair colour: Hazel Green

Eye Colour: Black

Body Measurements(approx): 32-24-33

Family

Zoya Afroz belongs to a Muslim family.

Parents & Siblings

Zoya Afroz’s father’s name is Shahdaab Afroz, and her mother’s name is Saleha Afroz. Zoya has one brother, whose name is Zaf Khan.

Zoya Afroz with her parents and brother

Career

As a Child Artist

When Zoya was three years old, she won the contest, Mahsearch, which was sponsored by Rasna. Zoya started her career with the tv serial Khora Khagaz in 1998. After which, she signed the film Hum sath sath hai in 1999. she also worked in the movie Mann in 1999 and Kuch na Kaho movie in 2003. As a child artist, she worked in tv commercials like Whirpool, New York life Insurance, and shopper stop. Apart from this, she also appeared in the children show Son Pari.

As an Actress

When Zoya turned 17, she signed a Punjabi movie, Sadi Gali Aaya Karo, in 2012. In 2014, she made her adult debut in the Bollywood movie Xpose. Later, she worked in movies like Sweetie weds NRI movie in 2017, Contact killer 2020, and Kabad in 2021.

Zoya Afroz in the movie Sweetie weds NRI

Zoya during the shoot of the film Kabad

Apart from Bollywood and Punjabi, she also worked in some Tamil movies like Thamizhan Endru, in 2016 and Paamban in 2019. She appeared in one of the OTT platform series, Matsya Kaand, which was released in MX player in November 2021.

Zoya in the web series Matsya Kaand

As a Model

In 2013, Zoya won Femina Miss Indore, through which she got a direct entry in Femina Miss India 2013. Zoya was crowned as the second runner up in Miss India 2013.

She got featured in many magazines covers and was also the Kingfisher calendar girl in 2020. In 2021, Zoya was crowned as the Miss India International

Zoya was crowned as Miss International 2021

Zoya would be representing India in 2022 in the Miss India International pageant, which will be held in Japan. She also walked the ramp as a showstopper in the Cherry Blossom Mao festival in Manipur 2021, for designer Kumarjit Laishram. and also as a showstopper at Indore Times Fashion Week , Zoya got featured in tv commercials with brands like Ponds, VLCC, KFC, Coca-cola, LG, and One Plus.

Zoya worked in music videos Raati Saanu in 2018, Suno na in 2020, Galat Bande in 2020, and Rab Kare tu bhi in 2021.

As a Judge

Zoya Afroz in 2019, was the judge of Mrs Maharastra, and she also judged Femina Miss India 2018.

Zoya as a judge in Mrs Maharastra

Zoya as the Judge in Miss India 2018

As Advisory Board of Member

Zoya is appointed as the advisory board of members for SGT University, as the faculty of fashion and design.

Zoya Afroz as the advisory board member of SGT University

As a Big Boss Contestant

In 2017, Zoya Afroz was the contestant of Big boss season 11, which was hosted by the actor Salman Khan.

As a Strong Advocate of Women Empowerment

Apart from modelling and acting, Zoya also promotes education for girls. She offers help to the women who come from the financially weaker sections. She works towards helping women to acquire their basic rights and equal opportunity.

As the Brand Ambassador

In 2017, Zoya Afroz was made the Brand Ambassador of the Nexa P1 Powerboat Race.

Zoya Afroz the Brand ambassador of Nexa P1 powerboat race

Awards

  • In 2013, Zoya was honoured with the Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award for the Beauty Queen of the Year.
  • Zoya received Life Ok Screen award in 2014 as the best actress for the movie Xpose.
  • In 2020, she was honoured with the Iconic women of the year award.

    Zoya awarded as Iconic women of the year

  • Zoya was honoured with Uttar Pradesh Gaurav Samman Award in 2016, as the pride of Uttar Pradesh.

    Zoya Afroz received the Gaurav Samman award Uttar Pradesh

Favourites

  • Actor: Salman Khan

Zoya Afroz with Salman Khan on the sets of Hum Sath Sath Hain

  • Food: Spaghetti
  • Drink: Chocolate shake

Facts/ Trivia

  • In an interview, Zoya said that when she was called for the final audition of the film Matsya Kaand she was told to come in a pink saree as the character in the film for which she was auditioned would be seen mostly in saree.
  • Zoya always wanted to be a part of the OTT platform, according to her these platforms are providing more recognization.
  • In an interview, Zoya revealed that she got many offers from the web series, which she rejected because of the intimate scenes and more of the nudity.

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