One of the popular artists in the Television industry, Shabnam Sayed, is 35 years of age, and happily married. After getting married, she changed her name to Surabhi, and when she was asked about the change in an interview, she said, “Keeping with the tradition of changing the daughter-in-law’s name in my in-laws, I decided to be rechristened Surabhi Vanzara. Much before we met each other, my husband's parents used to joke that they would find a girl called Surabhi for Saurabh."
Shabnam Sayed has been cast in many television shows: In
(November 07, 2011 – August 2, 2013) Shabnam Sayed played the role of Indira’s step-mother. She was also cast in a tv show named
(October 29, 2012 – Present); the show is based on a Muslim family, where Shabnam Sayed plays the role of Shireen Rashid Ahmed Khan, Ayaan's mother.
When she gets free time, she likes to read books and to hang out with her old friends. She loves to cook for her family, whenever she gets a chance. She named New York to be her favorite destination to visit. She said, “I have never been to New York, but it is a dream to walk in the streets of Manhattan.”
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Shabnam Syed is an Indian television and film actress by profession. She was born on August 9th, 1979. She is 37 years old right now and would turn 38 this year in August. She was born and brought up in Mumbai located in the state of Maharashtra, India. She wanted to pursue acting since her childhood and wanted to make it her professional career. To start her career with, she started auditioning for T.V. commercials where she got a lot of critical appreciation. She never got as much popularity as her co-actors besides her well-groomed acting skills. She has majorly done the roles of villains, and vamps in Indian Television dramas.
She used to get negative roles a lot due to her appearance. She has also done some movies along with the daily soaps. She has had a great association with “Zee Network,” and had worked with them for a long period for many shows, commercials, and ad films. If we talk about her personal and family life, she is happily married and currently lives with her husband in Mumbai. She got married to Saurabh Vanzara in the year 2011. They both had been dating each other since a long time. The marriage was a quiet affair and some of their very close friends and family members were invited at the occasion. After getting married, she converted her name to Surabhi Vanzara.
She did so because of a Hindu mythological custom that a newly-wed daughter-in-law has to change her name after getting married, that too officially. She kept this particular name because while she was dating her to-be husband, his family used to say that they would call their daughter-in-law with that name. She was very happy when she changed her name. She was also nominated for various awards while she was working in association with “Zee Network.”
The awards for which she got nominated were “Zee Rishtey Award For Favorite Saas Sasur,” and “Zee Rishtey Award for Favorite Khalnayak.” She has also worked for the commercials like “Bajaj Allianz,” “Amul Butter,” and “Diwali ki Shubhkamnai for Star Plus,” etc. She has also done various Indian daily soaps like “Sab Golmaal Hain,” “Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin,” “Miller,” “
Mata Ki Chowki
Hamari Saas Leela
,” etc. She essayed the character of Shireen Rashid Ahmed Khan in “Qubool Hai” and the role of Rati Pandey’s step mother “Jhumpa” in “Hitler Didi.” She has also acted in movies like “
My Friend Pinto
,” “Hook Ya Crook” and “Benny and Babloo.”