Who is Zuleika Khan?
Born and bred in Western Sydney, Zule has studied Performance for TV at NIDA, & Musical Theatre at the Victorian College of the Arts. She also holds a Health & Science degree as a Division 1 Registered Nurse.
Zule (pronounced like Julie with a Z) is one of Australia's most unassumingly versatile artists. Having been on Australia's TV screens in mutliple award winning TV series, she has won Screenwriters Australia's Smart For a Girl competition, working with the women behind Offspring and Puberty Blues.
You might recognise her as the face of Coles Car Insurance, and appearing on Offspring, Please Like Me, Murder Calls, Seven Types of Ambiguity, Fancy Boys, the InBesitgators, Our Watch, Australian Super and The Wrong Girl.
Described as a mix between Stand Up Comedian and Alicia Keys, Zuleika is an artist who wears many hats. Writing and performing her award winning one woman shows around the world, Zule can crack you up with her quick quarantine comedy, then melt your heart with gut wrenching song using her incredible vocal range and control. Her 2 shows Triage! & Discharged! have won multiple awards and toured the world to sold out shows in the UK, New Zealand and all over Australia.
Zule first stepped on the stage at the age of 3 as a wee little ballerina, quickly progessing to playing the piano at 8 years old at The Sydney Opera House. Having grown up in Western Sydney, she knew from an early age that she was meant to be on the world wide stage, and her passion for TV, Stage, Writing & Music followed her throughout high school and into her adult years.
Zule is also a practicing Division 1 Registered Nurse. She completed her degree, putting her experience in Orthopaedic and Trauma acute care nursing to good use in her performance and writing:
"I have always had an obsession with cartoons & comedy, because there is nothing more therapeutic to a tortured soul than a good old belly laugh! From a very young age, I have been around the sick, the dying, the anxious and the depressed. The one thing I could give them all was a smile and sometimes a laugh - and that comes for free with no bad side effects. Suddenly, I had managed to get them to forget about pain, even if it was only for a second. It makes it completely worth it. From this, I decided to be a ham and heal with laughter for the rest of my life."