Suzanne Bernert in Ashoka
Suzanne Bernert in Ashoka German Actress in Bollywood
As we all know that Suzanne Bernert has become the first German actress to feature on Indian television. Suzanne Bernert in Ashoka, Her popular character as “Queen Helena” in the Historic drama (‘Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat’) and her amazing dialogue delivery in “shuddh” Hindi has won many a hearts. Moreover, she is the first foreigner actress to feature in more than 21 popular television shows and 14 movies.
Share something about your personal life
I got married to an Indian actor/ director Akhil Mishra. We worked together in the movies Kram and serial Mera Dil Deewana (Doordarshan).
What was your first role as an actor?
I wished to be an actress from a really young age for that I started learning languages in order that I might get the base and additionally did three years acting course at the age of nineteen in Berlin. I came to Bombay in 2005 and met lots of individuals. Myself first came to notice in serial ‘ Kasautii Zindagii Kay’ as a foreigner bahu ‘ Doris Bajaj ’. The show gave me good recognition in India.
Your experience when you first faced camera?
I was a bit nervous as I had to shoot in a ‘Salvar kameez’ in a particular traditional attire, however, I offered my best and the entire team complimented me which gave me confidence. I worked in Marathi and Bengali films and serials. And I also portrayed the Indian political Soniya Gandhi on screen in APB News Political Drama.
What did you always want to be?
I always wanted to be an actress as it has been my passion since childhood, but I was a trained ballet dancer also. Further, I participated in Marathi’s “Dholkichya Talvar” and reach the semi-finals and also did a Lavani dance in Marathi movie Gallit Ghondal. I really loved it. My formal classical Ballet dance background helped me to do it.
What’s your biggest achievement?
I have been awarded the ”Maharashtrian Kalabushan” award in contribution to Marathi culture. I’m also involved with an Indian based social service organization Sulabh International and did a short film for the UN. I also visited Madhya Pradesh to support Shri Shiv Raj Singh Chouhan in Narmada Swachhata Abhiyan. I promoted Jaipur Tourism by acting in a short film titled “Atithi Devo Bhava”.
How do you feel when your fans admire you?
I am very active on social media and loves to chat with fans. I really feel blessed n happy when I came to know that a German Crew is following me to show my lifestyles and my work. It felt like I could be an inspiration for people.
What are your current assignments?
Right now I’m shooting for Zee TV Drama “Bin Kuch Kahe” in Jaipur in which I’m playing a role of Brazilian Mother an “Iron Lady” with a strong character married to an Indian-Punjabi guy. Also, I’m running a Theater group VIJETA with my husband.