Actor. MC. RJ. Standup. Filmmaker

Height: 5′ 8″

Weight: 160 lbs

Eyes: Dark Brown

Hair: Black

Email: sunny@sunnymoza.com

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Sunny Moza is an Indian actor from Jammu-Kashmir who is currently based in California, USA. He has performed in over 100 theater productions, TV shows and independent films. Although he mostly appears in commercials, music videos, plays and independent movies, he has a versatile background with a Masters degree in Computer Engineering and is very passionate about various aspects of film making – acting, directing, writing and editing.

Sunny’s short film KURSE, which he wrote, directed and acted in, premiered at Club Albertos to a full house, received the ‘Audience Choice Award’ at the Northern California Film Festival and also screened at the Mississippi International Film Festival. His other short film LOVE FOOL, which also premiered to a full house at Serra Theaters with Jose “Joe” Esteves, the Mayor of Milpitas, as the Chief Guest, was the official selection at the Silicon Valley Film Festival. Both films were covered by reputed newspapers and TV channels.

Besides his home productions, Sunny has acted alongside Ali Fazal in the short film ACCORDING TO PLAN A which won ‘Best of the Fest’ at the Riverside International Film Festival. He was the lead actor in the music video “Ab Laut Aa” by Sunidhi Chauhan which received the ‘Best Music Video Award’ at the VIMA Music Awards and more than a million views on YouTube. Sunny was also the lead actor in the short film YELLOW which made it to IFFSA Toronto and NDTV’s Profit-Prime channel. Most recently, his Kannada film BABRU with Suman Nagarkar was released worldwide in theaters in 2019, and his Punjabi film SONGS OF SILENCE was released on the PTC Punjabi channel this year.

Besides acting, Sunny is regularly invited as a speaker at many events like the Fremont Area Writers meet which is a branch of the California Writers Club. He has been invited as a guest speaker on Film Making at Irvington High School where he has been the Film Judge for the Reflections Program at the Irvington PTA for 4 consecutive years as well. In the past, he has served as the G4 Area Director in District-4 and has won many of the Toastmasters’ international speech contests at Club, Area and Division levels. His promotional video for the Toastmasters Club received the ‘Diamond Director Award’ at the District Conference.

Sunny Moza as the Entertainer, MC and Host

Sunny’s other talents include performing stand-up comedy, emceeing live events and hosting radio shows on Radio Zindagi 1170 AM. He has been an MC/Host and standup comedian at standup comedy shows, live dance shows, Bollywood parties, music concerts and celebrity events like –

  • Live Standup Comedy – Waheeda Rehman’s Pratham Fundraiser, Radio Zindagi’s Mohabbatein Valentine’s Party, Fiji Comedy Show, FANA Fiji Festival, Facebook Headquarters’ Diwali Function, Amit Tandon Live Stand-Up Comedy in the Bay Area, Amit Tandon Stand-Up Live in Sacramento, Varun Thakur Live Stand-up Comedy Shows (in the Bay Area, Houston, and Chicago), Zakir Khan Stand-up Comedy Shows Live in Bay Area, Abhishek Upmanyu Stand-up Comedy Shows Live in Bay Area, ICS Diwali Show, TiE Silicon Valley, Rahul Subramanian & Kunal Kamra Stand-up Comedy Shows (in Los Angeles and the Bay Area), Appurv Gupta Stand-up Comedy Live in Bay Area, Kenny Sebastian Stand-Up Comedy Live in Bay Area, Karunesh Talwar Live Stand Up Comedy in Bay Area, Jaspreet Singh Stand-Up Comedy Live in Bay Area
  • Live Dance Shows – Naach Meri Jaan With Jaaved Jaffrey, Dance USA Dance With Master Saroj Khan, Sun Bollywood SunSational Shows, Arya Dance Academy 10th Anniversary, Winterfest and Annual Shows
  • Bollywood Parties – City of San Jose Bollywood SLAM Concert Party, Bolloween With Abhay Deol, NYE 2015 With Ileana D’Cruz, Laila O Laila With Bollywood’s Badman Gulshan Grover, Baby Doll in Bollyland With Sunny Leone, NYE 2016 With R Madhavan, Nargis Fakhri at Instant Karma’s 10th Anniversary, M Nights With Sunny Leone, Meet the Devgns With Ajay Devgn and Kajol, NYE 2017 With Riteish Deshmukh, Laila Reloaded With Sunny Leone, Summer Night With Sonu Sood, Party With Huma Qureshi
  • Music Concerts – Udit Narayan & Alka Yagnik Live in Concert, Falguni Pathak Dandiya, Atul Purohit Dandiya, Arijit Singh Live in Concert, Adnan Sami Live in Concert, Ashiquon ki Mehfil With Kumar Sanu, Holi Hai With Stereo Nation, Vishal-Shekhar Live in Concert, Raghu Dixit Project Concert, Shreya Ghoshal Live Concert, 440Volt Concert featuring Mika Singh and Bappi Lahiri, Remembering Mukesh – Nitin Mukesh Live in Concert, Aga Khan Foundation’s Charity Concert With Mika Singh, Rekha Bhardwaj Live in Concert, Vikram Hazra Live in Concert, Pankaj Udhas Madhosh Concert, Pankaj Udhas Live in Sacramento, Pankaj Udhas Live in Concert San Jose, Atif Aslam and Neha Kakkar Live in Concert, Ranjeet Bawa and Anmol Gagan Maan Concert, Arijit Singh Live in Concert in Canada (Toronto and Vancouver), Sudesh Bhosale Live in Concert, Junoon Live In Concert, Padmashri Pankaj Udhas Live in Concert (Mehfill Style)
  • Celebrity Events – Fusion Tour With Akshay Kumar, Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Prabhudeva and Chitrangada Singh; India Fair 2016 With Elli Avram, FOG India Day Fair and Grand Parade With Randeep Hooda, PNG Jewelers With Raveena Tandon, 2 to Tango 3 to Jive With Saurabh Shukla, CRY America Inc.’s Gala Dinner With Arjun Rampal, IHC’s Diwali Mela With Dytto, the Kakkars at Google, BASAFF 2018, Women Empowerment Gala With Miss Universe Sushmita Sen, CRY Gala Dinner With Konkona Sen Sharma, Power of One – The Nawab Story With Saif Ali Khan, H2H Press Conference With Sunil Gavaskar, Live Conversation With Actor Manoj Joshi, Live Conversation With Director Shiv Hare

Standup Comedy/Theater/Filmography

YearProject RoleLanguageMediumProduction HouseNote
2020KaayaLead (Sahil)HindiFilmFlying SwANN FilmsPost-Production
Sahana VavatuLeadHindiTheatreNaatakAugust 2020
Songs of SilenceLead (Roshan Pannu)PunjabiFilmDirector: Sukhwant DhaddaApril 2020 (on PTC Punjabi)
Jaspreet Singh ShowStand-upHindi/EnglishStand-up ComedyDembi ProductionsOpening Stand-up Comedy Act (March 2020)
2019BabruFedricoKannadaFilmYuga CreationsDecember 2019
Anjaneya: OriginsHanumanEnglishTheatreRLMZ MediaOctober 2019
Karunesh Talwar ShowStand-upHindi/EnglishStand-up ComedyDembi ProductionsOpening Stand-up Comedy Act (August 2019)
IdeationSandeepEnglishTheatreMendocino Theatre CompanyJune/July 2019
The BridgeHanumanEnglishTheatreRLMZ MediaMay 2019
Kenny Sebastian ShowStand-upHindi/EnglishStand-up ComedyDembi ProductionsOpening Stand-up Comedy Act in Multiple Shows (April 2019)
Rehearsal for Murder Alex DennisonEnglishTheatreRungmunchApril 2019
Amit Tandon ShowStand-upHindi/EnglishStand-up ComedyPeople Media ProductionsOpening Stand-up Comedy Act (March 2019)
Appurv Gupta ShowStand-upHindi/EnglishStand-up ComedyAs U Like ItOpening Stand-up Comedy Act (March 2019)
2018Rahul Subramanian & Kunal Kamra ShowStand-upHindi/EnglishStand-up ComedyDime Era Ent.
Dembi Productions
Opening Stand-up Comedy Act in Multiple Shows (November/December 2018)
SundaraHanumanEnglishTheatreRLMZ MediaOctober 2018
Abhishek Upmanyu ShowStand-upHindi/EnglishStand-up ComedyDembi ProductionsOpening Stand-up Comedy Act in Multiple Shows (September 2018)
Zakir Khan ShowStand-upHindi/EnglishStand-up ComedyAs U Like ItOpening Stand-up Comedy Act in Multiple Shows (June/July 2018)
Varun Thakur ShowStand-upHindi/EnglishStand-up ComedyDembi ProductionsOpening Stand-up Comedy Act in Multiple Shows (May 2018)
Lord Hanuman: The Spirit of the RamayanaHanumanEnglishTheatreRLMZ MediaApril 2018
Amit Tandon ShowStand-upHindi/EnglishStand-up ComedyDime Era Ent. Opening Stand-up Comedy Act in Multiple Shows (February/April 2018)
2017Blood and Dolly: A Macbeth storyMcDuffEnglishTheatreWriters: Sophia Naylor & Tunuviel Luv-AgnewStaged Reading
Face-OffHanumanEnglishTheatreRLMZ MediaSeptember 2017
Dance USA DanceHostEnglishTVZee TVWith Saroj Khan
Take Me ThereUber driverEnglishFilm
AaoKishoreHindiRadio PlayNaatakBy Saadat Hasan Manto
HeadwindDoctorEnglishFilmMay Yam StudiosApril 2017
The LeapHanumanEnglishTheatreDir: Paramesh GopiApril 2017
KronosZuhaalEnglishTheatreSolskritSci-Fi Bollywood Dance Drama
IdeationSandeepEnglishTheatreCity Lights TheaterAward-winning Play by Aaron Loeb
2016Matthew Briar and the Age of ResurrectionVijayEnglishTheatreEpic ImmersiveOctober 2016
Sitayascaritam MahatHanumanEnglish/SanskritTheatreDir: Paramesh GopiSeptember 2016
Radio Zindagi TV CommercialActor / DirectorHindiTVS.A.D EntertainmentConcept & Direction: Sunny Moza
RobocoppLeadEnglish/HindiCommercialRobocopp
SawareLeadHindiFilmCover Version of 'Saware'Music Video
Carrier-3Dr. GoswamiEnglishFilmMay Yam StudiosSci-Fi
Vibrations of PulseBuntyEnglish/HindiTheatreDance Dil SeDance/Drama/Musical
2015Out at SeaLeadHaryanviTheatreNaatakNicholas Bethel
YellowLeadSilentFilmCinephile Film Arts IncDirector: Sreedhar Rao
Quite LimitedRoshanHindiTheatreWriter: Swapnil DixitStreet Play (Nukkad Naatak)
East EssenceLeadEnglishCommercialEast EssenceZee TV and International TV
MCIS TV Commercial 'Right Choice'Actor / DirectorEnglishTVS.A.D EntertainmentConcept & Direction: Sunny Moza
2014MCIS TV Commercial 'Dog in the Park'DirectorEnglishTVS.A.D EntertainmentNational TV Commercial
Gokula NirgamanaGollaSanskrit/KannadaTheatreDir: Alamelu IyengarPadsmashree Dr. Puthi Narasimhachar
2013Shuddh Desi ImprovactorHinglishTheatreNaatak
Jaya Jaya Vijayee RaghuramaVishnu / HanumanSanskrit/KannadaTheatreDir: Chinmayi & RamyaPadsmashree Dr. Puthi Narasimhachar
East EssenceLeadEnglishCommercialEast EssenceAired on Zee TV
PolycomRakeshEnglishCommercialJohn McNeil Studio
Jai JagannathKing IndradyumnaEnglishTheatreDir: Bhaktimarga SwamiFestival of India
Indal-HaranAlha & LaakhanHindiTheatreDir: Dr. Devendra SharmaNautanki @ Austin, Texas
MI: Virtual InstrumentsDusty LoaderEnglishFilmGuerilla Wanderers FilmsPremiered @ Venetian, Las Vegas
Ab Laut AaLeadHindiMusic VideoDir: Robert RippbergerSinger: Sunidhi Chauhan Lyricist: Niranjan
Don't Forget The Staples!WorkerEnglishFilmStudio Berezin FilmApril 2013
2012The Midnight StrangerAshutoshHindiFilmDir: Akshay Prem VyasAPV Movies & S.A.D Entertainment
10 Acrobats in an Amazing Leap of FaithMuradEnglishTheatreIndiStageDirector: Rooben Morgan
In My HeartBenEnglishFilmDeAnza
2's company, 3's a blastRajEnglishTheatreGurus of DanceBollywood Musical
SpotlightAnand/AndyEnglishTheatreGurus of DanceBollywood Musical
According to Plan ARaghuHindi/EnglishFilmDirector: Anuj NijhawanCo-Actor Ali Fazal (from 3 Idiots)
2011Jis Lahore Nahi Dekhya O Jamyai NaiHidaayat HussainUrduTheatreNaatakPlaywright Asghar Wajahat
Sultana DakuMr. YoungHindiTheatreDir: Dr. Devendra SharmaNautanki @ Portland, Oregon
Dil Le ChalaLeadHindiMusic VideoDir: Akshay Prem VyasMusic Composer: Shekhar Hemnani
Love FoolSahilHindiFilmS.A.D EntertainmentActor, Writer, Editor, Director
2010Crossing the VoidGopiEnglishFilmFremont Film ForumSupporting role
ImprovisePrivate BaldridgeEnglishFilmGang of FiveLead
TughlaqShahabuddinUrduTheatreNaatakPlaywright Girish Karnad
When Rahul Met AnjaliRahulEnglishFilmS.A.D EntertainmentActor, Writer, Editor, Director
Suicide ConsultantRaj MalhotraEnglishFilmDir: Cheenu KrishnanPost-Production
Scoping Out ReginaDickEnglishTVSuburban Squirrel ProductionsTV Premiere - February 2011
Irie ITReggieEnglishTVSuburban Squirrel ProductionsTV Premiere - February 2011
Channeling IraDirectorEnglishTVSuburban Squirrel ProductionsDirector
Maybe SomedayChrisEnglishFilmDir: Anna Dorion
2009The WalletLeadEnglishFilmS.A.D EntertainmentDir: Nidhi Moza
Knock KnockLeadEnglishFilmS.A.D EntertainmentDir: Nidhi Moza
Last DreamLeadEnglishFilmS.A.D EntertainmentDir: Nidhi Moza
Patol Babu FilmstarChanchal KumarEnglishTheatreNaatakPlaywright Satyajit Ray
2008KurseSahilHindiFilmS.A.D EntertainmentActor, Writer, Editor, Director
StrangersPKHindiFilmBlue Ice Films
Open HouseStrangerHindiFilmS.A.D EntertainmentActor, Writer, Editor, Director
Final SolutionsBobbyEnglishTheatreNaatakPlaywright Mahesh Dattani
Boxerwale Dulhaniya Le JayengeDirectorHindi/EnglishFilmS.A.D EntertainmentConcept & Direction: Sunny Moza
2007Ehsaas - The RealizationChi-ChiEnglishTheatreProject PulseMentor: Filmfare award winner, Sharmishtha Roy
2006Lo Aaya SamirGrogyHindiFilmBon Creative ProductionsSupporting Role
2005Choices - The Law of KarmaDirectorEnglishFilmS.A.D EntertainmentWriter, Director
2004Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu ThiManagerHindiTVBalaji TelefilmsAired on Star Plus
BhabhiRahulHindiTVUTVAired on Star Plus
Havells Fan CommercialBoxerHindiCommercialDirected by Raj Kaushal
Zee Cinestars - India's BestBouncerHindiCommercialZee TV
2003MahaBateinRahul MalhotraHindiFilmS.A.D EntertainmentActor, Writer, Director
2002SarhadZulfiUrduTheatreDir: Amit RanjanBased on Tumhari Amrita


Training/Skills

Course Instructor Institution
MUT Improv House Troupe BobbyMade Up Theater
Professional Acting Kay Kostopoulos and Marty PistoneStanford
Improv - Level A, B & CBen and DustinMade Up Theater
Bollywood DanceAditya Patel Gurus of Dance
16mm ProductionDennis Irwin DeAnza College
Acting for CameraTom BlankOhlone College
ScreenwritingRobert SelinskeOhlone College
Voice and DictionBrenda OnholzOhlone College