Anita Majumdar

Anita is an award-winning actress, playwright and dancer who has been profiled in magazines such as Vogue India and Fashion. Raised in Port Moody, British Columbia, Anita attended the prestigious National Theatre School of Canada. A Dora Mavor Moore Award-nominated choreographer, Anita trained in Kathak and other forms of dance for over 15 years. Having debuted in the film Murder Unveiled, for which she was awarded Best Actress at the Asian Festival of First Films, Anita went on to other roles in television projects such as the CBC’s Diverted, Republic of Doyle, and Gavin Crawford’s Canadian Screen Award nominated Wild Wild West. She is a noted theatre actress who has graced the stages of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and other theatres across Canada. She was the only featured Canadian actress in Deepa Mehta’s film adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and has since been seen worldwide since.  As a playwright, Anita was recently awarded the 2013 Governor General’s Protege Prize in playwriting under the mentorship of John Murrell, with the support of the National Arts Centre and the Banff Centre for the Arts. Her play Same Same But Different, a Bollywood-inspired musical written, choreographed and performed by Anita, premiered in early 2014 at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto and Alberta Theatre Projects in Calgary while her Fish Eyes Trilogy, a trio of solo plays written and performed by Anita, will tour across Canada through 2014-15, including Vancouver’s PuSh International Performing Arts Festival in January 2015, and will be published by Playwrights Canada Press in 2015. Anita is also a judge on Bollywood Star, a 4 part series on Omni Television & CityTV searching across Canada for Mumbai’s next acting star.