Shalin Zoya is an actress, anchor, model and a trained classical dancer who mainly appears in Malayalam movies and TV serials. Shalin entered the Malayalam film industry through a talent hunt contest which was held in the Kerala youth festivals and won the Klathilakam title. Shalin then went on to appear in many TV ad commercials as their model and in various Malayalam TV shows, serials, and movies. Shalin is currently being seen on Kairali TV as the anchor and host of its popular TV show which is a reality game show named
. She is also popularly known as Shalu and Deepa Rani among family and friends circle. Shalin was born on February 22, 1997, in a Keralite Muslim family in Malappuram, Kerala. She is 17 years old and is studying. Shalin has a younger brother. Her father is a business man and mother is a dance teacher. As she hails from a conservative and traditional Muslim family, Shalin had to face some difficulties in taking up the acting profession, but it was her mother who supported all through. Shalin has been acting in the TV serials-Autograph, Alona,
and Sooryakanthi, which are being aired on Asianet, Surya TV and Jaihind TV. Shalin is a trained dancer and has won many awards for her dance performances and had performed in many festivals where she successfully showcased her dancing skills. Shalin also won the Asianet Television Award for the best new face for her acting in the Autograph serial. Shalin also appeared on popular talk shows such as
on Asianet TV, Valentines corner on WE TV, etc. Some of her popular Malayalam films are-Vishudhan,
, Mallu Singh, etc. Shalin is currently filming for the Malayalam films- Black Coffee, Badarul Muneer Husnul Jamaal and Sadharanakkaran.