Suraya – An Arabic name meaning “Bright Starlight”. She couldn't have had a more fitting name. Perhaps her parents knew what she was destined to be. A talented motivated go-getter with a passion and flair for performing in the dramatic arts whether it is the stage or the silver screen. She has studied at Michelle Ayden dramatix (M.A.D), a private institute specializing in the performing arts. At the end of 2012 Suraya graduated with a Performance Diploma (specializing in drama) by Trinity Guild Hall London. A small-town Pretoria girl with high expectations for her future. At the tender age of 24 she is already set to be fast-tracked to the big-time. She has been likened to some of her native South Africa’s most renowned and successful models and actresses, and has been highly sought after by magazines, clothing brands, nutritional supplement and energy drink brands, feature length films as well as local and international music videos among numerous others. 2015 Marked to be the year for this young actress as she made her debut as an individual to be taken seriously in the industry. Starting her year as supporting lead in the award winning South African Film “Free State” to taking charge and being the leading lady in “Last Broken Darkness” the much talked about gripping South African Sci-fi movie, just to name a few. She sees no room for stopping now. Suraya has turned nearly all her passions into careers and all her dreams into a reality.