Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Perizaad Zorabian - Bollywood Women

Perizaad Zorabian - Bollywood Women

Perizaad Zorabian (born 1973) is an Indian actress who made her debut with Nagesh Kukunoor's movie, Bollywood Calling. She had made appearances in many music videos earlier.

Zorabian studied in New York City and upon acquiring an MBA returned to India to assist her father in his poultry farm business.

She is a member of the Irani community, the 'newer' (in comparison to the Parsis) group of Zoroastrians of the Indian subcontinent. However, presumably because the subtle difference between the early and later (18th century onwards) Zoroastrian immigrants is not commonly known, Zorabian has at least once referred to herself as a "Parsi girl".

Zorabian married construction tycoon and alleged gangster Boman Rustom Irani (not to be confused with the actor Boman Irani) on 9th December 2006.

Zorabian made international headlines when she declined a role in a lesbian-centred film, citing her "own personal inhibitions about playing a lesbian” as the driving force behind her decision. Purva Bedi has since accepted the role in When Kiran Met Karen.


She acted in Jogger's Park with Victor Banerjee and other films such as Viral Lakhia's Namaste and Anant Balani's Mumbai Matinee. In the Chinese film, Bandung Sonata, she played Indira Gandhi.

She also acted in the film Morning Raga with co-star Shabana Azmi. Her most recent and on going film is Ek Ajnabee with co-star Amitabh Bachchan. She is also slated to appear with Malcolm McDowell in the film Exitz in which she plays an Indian model. Other upcoming projects are Moonlight, Highway 203, and Nikhil Advani's next film, Salaam E Ishq: A Tribute To Love.

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