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Shenaz Patel

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Name  Shenaz Patel
Role  Film actor
Parents  Burjor Patel, Ruby Patel

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Education  Elphinstone College, University of Mumbai
Nominations  IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress, Star Guild Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Movies  Guzaarish, Black, Talaash, John Day, Aatma
Similar People  Rajit Kapur, Preetika Chawla, Ayesha Raza, Moni Kangana Dutta, Suparn Verma

Shenaz Patel (born July 29, 1966) is a Mauritian writer.


She was born on Mauritius and writes in both French and Mauritian Creole. Patel was one of a group of Mauritian writers who founded the literary journal Tracés. She has translated two Tintin stories into Creole: Le Secret de la Licorne and Trésor de Rackham le Rouge.

Her first play La phobie du caméléon was awarded the Prix Beaumarchais.

In 2014, Vents d'ailleurs published her novella Paradis Blues, which is written in French with Creole interspersed through the narration.

In 2016, she was a participant in the International Writing Program's Fall Residency at the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, IA.


  • Le Portrait Chamarel (2002), received the Prix Radio France du Livre de l'Océan Indien
  • Sensitive (2003), received the Prix du Roman Francophonee
  • Le Silence des Chagos (2005), received the Prix Soroptimist de la Romancière francophone
  • Paradis Blues (2014)
  • Stories

  • "À l'encre d'un nom" in Au tour des Femmes (1995)
  • "Ille était une fois" in Maurice, demain et après (1996)
  • "Do-do, l'enfant" in Histoires d'enfants (1999)
  • "Marée noire" in Nocturnes (2000)
  • "Zistwar mistran" in Nouvelles de l'étrange (2001), Creole
  • "Nous avons pris des bateaux" and "Anvolé" (Creole) in Voyages (2002)
  • "Désir de mer" and "Lamer inn fermé" (Creole) in En mer (2004)
  • "Incroyable, dites-vous" and "Si ziraf pa kapav anvalé" (Creole) in Histoires incroyables (2007)
  • "Zistwar sosouri" in Zistwar zanimo (2010), Creole
  • "L'envers du ciel" in De l'autre côté du ciel (2011)
  • Plays

  • Esper Godo, a translation into Mauritian Creole of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot
  • References

    Shenaz Patel Wikipedia