"Sometimes people don't realize that and immediately think Zakeeya Patel is a drug addict who sleeps around.
When you're on set you're never drinking alcohol and you're never naked in love scenes - it's all pretend. Zakeeya scored her big break, after landing the role of Amita Khan, a personal assistant in The Wild.
We have family from Germany, China, Australia, The United Kingdom and India to name a few,’’She says .
She defines her identity as,‘’Indian-coloured-muslim-catholic’’. Her Mother is Catholic, while her father is Muslim and she celebrates both Eid and Christmas, as she was brought up with both religions, of both worlds :).
They shoot most of the international films and commercials in Cape Town. I studied Theatre and Performance, so a lot of my passion is still in live performance.
I've got work between Cape Town and Jozi - so I'll be back and forth.
However, Zakeeya remains positive and has chosen to look at the brighter side of life!
."I’ve had a sizeable exposure on a show that is enjoyed by millions of viewers across the South African and African landscapes.