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Alfeeya Shaikh

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Alfeeya Shaikh
Born (1993-09-21) 21 September 1993 (age 25)
Bangalore, Karnataka.
Years active  2010–present

Alfeeya Shaikh (Born 21 September 1993 ) is an Indian film actress and model. She made her acting debut with Rakesh Parmar's Jihad (2017). She is a trained belly dancer and started her career with digital marketing.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Alfeeya was born in Bangalore, Karnataka and brought up in Dubai. She has two siblings, both belonging to the Media and Entertainment Industry. She worked as a model while in college. She pursued MBA in Marketing and Finance from IMI University, Belgium & Executive MBA in International Business and Foreign trade from CMJ University, India.

Career[edit | edit source]

She started her career as a digital marketing professional. Later, she developed an interest in acting; thus she completed the Advance Acting Course from 'The Actor Prepares acting school' in Mumbai. She played the debut lead portraying a Kashmiri Pandit widow in a Hindi film Jihad (2017)[1] by Hyder Kazmi & directed by Rakesh Parmar.[2]

She received the following awards for her film Jihad

  • Best Actress Awards by Maverick Movie Awards in Los Angeles & Cinema London Film Festival in England
  • NRI Achievers Award for Best Debutant Actress performance in Jihad (2017)[3]
  • Best Actress Award by National Human Rights & Social Justice Commission
  • Nominated – Best Actress Finalist in Los Angeles Independent, Los Angeles Cinefest, Global Revolution New York, etc.

Other awards –

  • National Award for Marketing Excellence as the 'Young Achiever of the Year 2017' by Times Network.
  • Manvadhikar Samaaj Ratan Sammaan 2017 on International Human Rights Day at National Human Rights & Social Justice Commission for her contribution to the society.

Her short Film Karb as a producer, promotes Women Empowerment specifically based on the current campaign by the Indian Government- Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, won the Best Short film award at Chennai International Short Film Festival.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Alfeeya: 'Jihaad' will show the Kashmir issue in a way no one has attempted before". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  2. "Dream Jihad on film". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  3. "Alfeeya Wins Accolades As Best Debutant Actress for Jihad Movie !". article.wn.com. Retrieved 10 July 2017.

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