Zenobia Shroff has been an actress for twenty years, she got her start in Mumbai under the mentor-ship of the legendary Pearl Padamsee. With Padamsee’s encouragement, she came to study acting at New York’s Circle in the Square theatre school. Soon after she honed her craft at the off Broadway theatre Castillo, where she played several and diverse roles such as Nora in Ibsen’s ‘ A Dolls house’ to German avant-gardist Heiner Muller.

She also performed in Mario Frattis “Erotic adventures in Venice” at the famed La Mama and Milan Kunderas “Jacques and his master”.

She has taught drama and movement extensively throughout the new York city area, primarily for inner city and low income children. She continues to tutor privately

Most recently she was in Sooni Taraporevalas “Little Zizou”, presented by Mira Nair. For that role she was nominated as best actress at the Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council film festival in 2008. Nest she was seen  ‘When Harry tries to Marry’, an independent film. Most recently she was in her first Bollywood film,"Ek main aur ekk tu" with Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan.

Zenobia is an accomplished Bharat Natyam dancer and writes and performs sketch comedy. Her one woman show,"Exotic Observations'', a humorous look at being a south Asian in New York City is available for performance.Her writing can be viewed on this website and www.theajnabee.com

Her acting reel and clips from ''ExoticObservations'' can be seen on this website and also on




But the scene-stealer of the film is Zenobia Shroff she offers myriad shades to the role with her husband, with Zizou, with her daughter or her mother she's spectacular. MUMBAI MID-DAY

Of the cast, Zenobia Shroff is outstanding as the harrowed mother, wife and daughter. At no time during her entire time on screen does one get the sense that her character Roxanne is not a real person. REDIFF.COM


Zenobia Shroff is fabulous as the Parsi mother—she’s another one who seems like she’s unaware of the presence of a camera LIVEMINT.COM AND THE WALLSTREET JOURNAL