(Last Updated on : 22/02/2016)
Zoya Afroz is an Indian actress and model
who was the winner of Ponds Femina Miss India Indore 2013. Her tryst with camera started when she was only 3 years old. As a child artist, she appeared in a number of Television
commercials, Hindi serials
and cinemas. Then at the age of 18, she won the crown of Pond's Femina Miss India Indore 2013. In the same year, she was the participant of 50th edition of Femina Miss World India 2013 and won the "Miss India runner up" crown. The competition was organized in Yash Raj Studio, Mumbai
on 24 March 2013.
Early Life of Zoya Afroz
She was born on 10 January 1994 in Lucknow
in the Uttar Pradesh state of India
. Later, she attended Mithibai College
for her junior college in Vile Parle Mumbai and then turned to Rungta College of Engineering and Technology, based in Chattisgarh
Acting Career of Zoya Afroz
Zoya Afroz began her career as a child artist. At the age of three, she got her break from Rasna Mahasearch Contest 3 and later appeared in Rasana TV commercial. Her other TV commercials as a child artist include Whirlpool, Shoppers stop, Jet Airways
, PSPO fan and New York Life Insurance. Her television serials include Kora Kagaz, Jai Mata Ki, Hum Saath Aath Hai, and Son Pari.
As a child artist, she has also acted in Hindi films
like Hum Saath Saath Hain in 1999 as Radhika; Sant Gyaneshwar in 2001 as Mukta and Kuch Naa Kaho in 2003 as the little Aarya. All these movies provided her a scope of sharing screen space with Bollywood
celebrities like Karishma Kapoor
, Saif Ali Khan
, Salman Khan
, Sonali Bendre
, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
and Abhishek Bacchan
. Afroz also worked as a child artist in an English film
titled From Tia with Love.
Afroz entered into Bollywood as a female lead with the Ananth Narayan Mahadevan directed Hindi
movie 'The Xpose'. Here she was starred as Chandini opposite Indian music director Himesh Reshammiya
. The film was released in 2014. She was also seen in the 2012 Punjabi
film Sadi Gali Aaya Karo as Channo.