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Adeel Akhtar - Yusuf

Adeel trained with the National Youth Theatre.  Theatre: Zero (Theatre Absolute); In My Name (Yaller Skunk); Back of the Throat, Work (The Flea); All or Nothing, A Life with Ike, Mud, A Face Divided; Welcome to the Moon, Loyalties (AS Bank Street Theatre); Outside (The Tank); Rarin To Go (Chashama); First (Annex Trilogy); Holylands, Age Sex Location, 2:18 Underground (NYT). Television: Trial & Retribution (ITV); Britz (Channel 4); Law & Order (NBC); EastEnders (BBC); Tonight – Flight 93 (ITV).  Film: Traitor (Overture Films); Chapter 27 (Artena Films); Wired (Barton NY Film Academy); and Student Shorts (New School).

Shammi Aulakh - Baba 

Shammi trained at the London Academy of Performing Arts in Classical Acting. Theatre: Sweet Cider, Balti Kings, Ghostdancing, Fourteen Songs, Two Weddings and a Funeral (Tamasha); Survivors (Orange Tree); Papa Was a Bus Conductor (One Nation); Toba Tekh Singh (Man Mela); Deranged Marriage (Rifco) and Marriage Of Figaro (Tara Arts / West End). TV: Partition (History Channel) and Mossad’s Revenge (Atlantic Prods). Radio: Lost City and India Lite (Radio 4). Film: Hypnotic, Saxon and Goal II.

Pushpinder Chani - Krishan

Theatre: Transmissions Festival ’08 (Birmingham Rep); A Thin Red Line (Birmingham Rep / Kali Theatre); Closing Time (Conflict Zone Theatre – Edinburgh Festival ‘07); Deadeye (Birmingham Rep / Kali Theatre); Paper Thin (Kali Theatre); What We Did To Weinstein (Menier Chocolate Factory); Twelfth Night (The Stage-Works); Midnight’s Children (Royal Shakespeare Company); Baiju Bawra (Stratford East); Fourteen Songs, Two Weddings and a Funeral (Tamasha); and Made In India (Leicester Haymarket). TV: Fair City (RTE); Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee; Casualty; and Doctors (BBC). Film: Almost Adult; Cross My Heart (Film 4); and Anita and Me. Radio: Behind Closed Doors; TiesA Minus (all BBC Radio 4); and Silver Street (BBC Asian Network).

Rina Fatania - Ayah

Rina trained at The Central School of Speech and Drama. Theatre: It Ain't All Bollywood (Rifco Arts) based on characters devised by Rina; A Fine Balance (Tamasha); Child of the Divide (Tamasha, UK and USA tour); Meri Christmas (Rifco Arts); Deranged Marriage (Rifco Arts); Strictly Dandia (Tamasha); Bombay Dreams (Really Useful Group); Arabian Nights (MAC) and Dil Ke Baat (Women in Theatre). Radio: Oceans Unite Us, Lysistrata (BBC World Service); and Silver Street (BBC Asian Network).

Anil Kumar - Hari

Anil trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Theatre: Sam The Highest Jumper of Them All (Finborough Theatre); A Great Undertaking in Little America (Alma Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theatre Royal Bristol); A Chaste Maid in Cheapside (Bristol Old Vic Studio); As You Like It (West Country and Cyprus Tour); Verdi (Royal Albert Hall); and Zonal (Lyric Hammersmith). TV: The Bill; EastEnders; The Last Detective; and Dinotopia.

Divian Ladwa - Changoo

Theatre credits for Tamasha: Strictly Dandia, A Fine Balance, The Trouble With Asian Men and Child of the Divide. As a member of FLUXX Theatre Company, Divian has created and performed The Visitor, Human vs. Animal, All’s Hallow Even With Trudie & Jeff and more recently The Trickster. Other theatre: Burning (Spare Tyre); Say Good Night To The Bad Guy (Ride Out Arts); I Love You, Lets Foot It (Theatre Centre); The Mousetrap’s Theatre Writing Project (New Ambassadors); 20/20 (Kali Theatre / Soho); East/West (Soho Theatre); and Momentum Play Writer’s Platform. Radio: From Fact to Fiction: Magnificent Desolation, Gifted (winner of Mental Health in Media Award) and Silver Street (BBC). Film/TV: Docker and the Rose (Nutkhut); Pupil’s Like Anil (Minamon Films); 3D project: Jeddah (Squint/Opera); A Word in Your Ear (TalkBack Thames) and Saxon (Best Feature Film, European Film Festival). 

Sheena Patel - Anita

Sheena graduated from the Guildford School Of Acting in 2006. Theatre whilst training includes: Portia in The Merchant Of Venice; Irina in Three Sisters; Xantheus in The Birds; Mrs Pearce in Confusions; and Isabella in Women Beware Women. Sheena has done a nationwide tour of The Price and has just filmed new TV series Law and Order for BBC  . She was also nominated for the coveted Spotlight Prize in 2006.

Youkti Patel - Shakuntala

Youkti graduated from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in 2007. Theatre credits whilst training include: Women of Troy; Live Like Pigs; The Caucasian Chalk Circle; All My Sons; The Provoked Wife; and Love's Labour’s Lost. Since graduating she has appeared as a series regular in BBC drama Casualty 1907 and has joined the cast of BBC Asian Network radio soap Silver Street playing a variety of roles.  Her film credits include ParadiceWuthering Heights is Youkti's professional stage debut. 

Davina Perera - Ensemble

Davina Perera is a scholarship graduate of the postgraduate diploma in Musical Theatre course from the Royal Academy of Music in London.  She has appeared as the lead, Priya, in Andrew Lloyd Webber and A.R. Rahman's Bombay Dreams and as Yvette in Cameron Mackintosh's Miss Saigon.  Davina has also appeared in various London pantomimes including Beauty in Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (Lewisham); The Empress in Dick Whittington (Greenwich); and as Tiger Lily in Brighton's Peter Pan. Davina can currently be heard as the lead vocalist on the Utah Saints track Something Good '08 which reached No.1 in the UK Dance Charts.

Gary Pillai - Vijay / Singh

Gary trained at the Oxford School of Drama. Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing (National Theatre);  Mahabharata (Sadlers Wells & UK tour); A Passage To India (Shared Experience, UK tour & BAM New York); Cancer Tales (New Wolsey Ipswich); The Good Woman Of Setzuan, Macbeth, Bollywood Jane, An Ideal Husband, The Witches, Unsuitable Girls, Death of a Salesman, The White Devil, Richard III, (Leicester Haymarket); Unsuitable Girls (Pilot Theatre, Contact Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith & UK tour); Oedipus, Don Juan, Passion Plays (BAC); Suzuki (Royal Court Upstairs); The Prince (Young Vic); The Moonstone (Royal Exchange); Troilus & Cressida, The Tempest (Tara Arts). Television: The Passion, Torchwood, Dalziel & Pascoe, Mysterious Creatures, The Bill, Footballers' Wives, Green Eyed Monster, Family Affairs, Men Only, Adventure Inc, Choices. Film: Far North; Franklyn; Green Green Lanes; The Waiting Room. Radio: The Archers; Funny Boy (directed by Kristine Landon-Smith); Patricia’s Progress; and The Long Way Round (BBC).

Amith Rahman - Ensemble

Amith trained in the Philippines under the American actor Dan Shor at the International Academy of Film and TV. He is also professionally trained in contemporary, jazz, khatak, salsa and Arabic dabke dance. Amith has worked alongside renowned classical dancer Alokananda Roy in Tagore’s musical ballet Curse Redemption which toured Asia in 2006, and he has also worked with Indian film legends Sharmila Tagore and Shomitro Chetterjee in stage shows celebrating the life of Tagore. Other: The Cherry Orchard (BAC) and The Real Big Adventure (The Brady Centre). TV: The Day That Shook the World (BBC). Film: Media Naranja; Black Swan; Josie's First Time; and My Imaginary Portrait, which won an award for best short in 2008 for the Pune International Film Festival.


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