Shannon Esra Biography
Shannon Esra, née Esrechowitz, born February 1, 1984, is a South African actress, singer, internet personality, and entertainer. She co-starred with Eric Stoltz in the Sci-Fi Channel miniseries The Triangle in 2005, portraying his estranged and resentful ex-wife.
|Full Name:||Shannon Esra|
|Date of Birth:||February 1, 1984|
|Place of Birth:||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|State of Origin:||Johannesburg|
|Occupation:||Actress & Singer|
Early Life and Education
Shannon Esra was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 1, 1984. She grew up with her parents in Johannesburg, where she began her education.
She completed basic education and high school in the city of Johannesburg obtaining the relevant credentials.
Later, she attended the University of the Witwatersrand to study dramatic arts, graduating with a BA (Hons) in 2003.
Shannon Esra’s first “taste” of acting came when she was 4 years old and narrated a Purim concert at her preschool. Later, she performed Elvis Presley impressions at regional talent shows.
At the age of 16, Esra made her debut as a professional actor when she played the role of Siri in the Kim Basinger-starring movie, I Dreamed of Africa.
She received a Naledi Theatre Award for playing Neets in Dorothy Ann Gould’s play Japes, which won the category for Best Performance by a Newcomer/Breakthrough (Female).
She was nominated for a Fleur du Cap for her performance as well.
Other theatrical performances have included the cabaret Homebound in 2004 and the three-woman comedy Six Inches (2018), both of which were written and directed by Kristy Suttner.
Esra was one of the first Caucasian actresses to play a lead role in Bollywood with her portrayal of Stephanie in Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love.
Dying her hair blonde and adopting an American accent, Esra plays an American who travels to India to prevent her boyfriend (played by Kushal Punjabi) from getting married.
She met Raju, a taxi driver (played by Govinda), after arriving in India. Raju helps her out, and she eventually develops feelings for him.
She co-starred with Eric Stoltz in the Sci Fi Channel miniseries The Triangle in 2005, portraying his estranged and resentful ex-wife. She also portrayed Katie, the love lead, in Darrell Roodt’s rugby movie Number 10.
She presently plays the ambitious investigative journalist Kim Smollen in Tim Greene’s multiple South African Film & Television Award-winning newsroom drama Hard Copy.
In her mid-20s, Kim is a Jewish woman who began her career as the entertainment reporter at the edgy newspaper The Bulletin.
Kim is given the chance to do “real” reporting in the third season at the recently relaunched sleazy tabloid The Bullet.
Shannon Esra is a top South African singer and actress with an estimated net worth of $500,000.
Shannon Esra is discreet about her relationship lifestyle and it’s not clear who she is dating, although she is not yet married.
Despite being rumored to be dating someone in the entertainment industry, it happens to be mere rumors as she still remains single.