Zoya Hussain is an Indian actress, scriptwriter, and film director who mainly works in the Hindi Films. She came into the spotlight after portraying the role of ‘Sunaina Mishra’ in the Bollywood Film “Mukkabaaz.”
Zoya Hussain was born on Monday, 1 October 1990 (age 29 years; as in 2019) in Delhi. Her zodiac sign is Libra. She did her schooling from a boarding school in Delhi. She graduated in Business Studies. Zoya was fascinated by theatre from a very young age. She was good at sports and playing musical instruments in her school days. While she was in college, she actively took part in theatre and then moved to Mumbai to make a career in it.
Height (approx.): 5’ 6”
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Family, Caste & Boyfriend
Zoya Hussain belongs to a Muslim Family. Her father owns an adventure tourism business. Her mother is a child psychologist. She has one sister who works as a writer for an online media agency.
Marital Status: Unmarried
Zoya Hussain started her acting career in 2017 with the Bollywood Film “Mukkabaaz” in which she played the role of ‘Sunaina Mishra.’ The film was a huge hit and grossed ₹10.51 crore (US$1.5 million) at the box office.
She has appeared in films like “Teen Aur Aadha” (2018), “Laal Kaptaan” (2019), and “Haathi Mere Saathi” (2019).
In addition to acting, she is also involved in writing scripts.
- Food: Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Biryani
- Holiday Destination: Paris
- Her hobbies include reading, writing, and travelling.
- Reportedly, she considers herself an Islamophobic.
- She follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- Her parents have always supported her to pursue acting as her career.
- Zoya portrayed the silent character in the film “Mukkabaaz.” She shared in an interview that initially, she wasn’t supposed to play a mute character in the film, but the idea occurred while the story was developing.
- Zoya learnt sign language to portray the mute character of ‘Sunaina’ 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 an avid animal lover and owns three pugs.