|Profession(s)||Actor, Writer, Director|
|Famous Role||‘Sunaina Mishra’ in “Mukkabaaz”|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Debut||Film: Mukkabaaz (2017)
|Date of Birth||1 October 1990 (Monday)|
|Age (as in 2019)||29 Years|
|School||She did her schooling from a boarding school in Delhi.|
|Educational Qualification||Graduate in Business Studies|
|Hobbies||Reading, Writing, Travelling|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Name Not Known (Businessman; owns an adventure tourism business)
Mother- Name Not Known (Child Psychologist)
Sister- 1 (Name Not Known, writer)
|Favourite Food||Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Biryani|
|Favourite Actor||Amitabh Bachchan|
|Favourite Film Director||Anurag Kashyap|
|Favourite Holiday Destination||Paris|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Zoya Hussain
- Zoya Hussain was born into a middle-class family in Delhi.
- Zoya was inclined towards acting from a very young age.
- She was good at sports and playing musical instruments in her childhood.
- While in college, she actively participated in theatre.
- After completing her graduation, she did commercial theatre for a while and moved to Mumbai to make a career in acting.
- She made her acting debut with the film “Mukkabaaz.” Her performance in the film was appreciated by the audience.
- Zoya has also appeared in films like “Teen Aur Aadha,” “Laal Kaptaan,” and “Haathi Mere Saathi.”
- Zoya told in an interview that she was always supported by her parents in choosing acting as her career.
- Zoya shared in an interview that initially, her character in the film “Mukkabaaz” was not supposed to be mute but changes occurred while the story was developing.
- She learnt sign language to portray the mute character in the film “Mukkabaaz.” While sharing her experience of learning the sign language, Zoya says,
It took a couple of months to learn sign language. I had done my research and started meeting lots of people who actually communicated this way. My sign language teacher, Sangeeta, helped me a lot with it. I wanted to learn it from scratch because that way I could improvise. A script gets very stiff when you can’t improvise and add your own emotions and reactions. I wanted to put forward the most real version of Sunaina.”
- Before getting the film “Mukkabaaz,” Zoya had approached Anurag Kashyap; as she had written a script and wanted Kayshap to give his feedback on it. When he read the script, he found it dull and flat.
- She is passionate about animals and owns three pet dogs.