Suzanne Bernert was born in Germany in Detmold and grew up at a town bordering Austria and Switzerland. She studied acting in Berlin for three years under Heidelotte Diehl. She had never dreamt of acting in Bollywood, but once she got a role in 'Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.' directed by Reema Kagti and from the banner of Farhan Akhtar, there was no looking back for her.
Around the same time, she shot an international ad for Tanqueray Gin and Balaji knocked on her door. She had earlier done a small TV role in ‘Astitva - Ek Prem Kahani’. Balaji made her popular as ‘Doris’, the first foreign bahu (daughter-in-law) in Kasauti Zindagi Kay. Later, she acted in Marathi, Bengali and more Hindi productions.
She has done a few commercials including one for Titan with Aamir Khan. She has also dabbled a bit in theatre, apart from shooting a documentary for Sulabh that was shown at the United Nations in 2008.