Spotlight: POOJA GHAI


POOJA GHAI by Claire Newman-Williams
Photo: Claire Newman-Williams
Represented by Wendy Scozzaro
20 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4TW
Phone: 020 7242 5066
Fax: 020 7242 8119
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'2" (157cm)
Weight:11st. (70kg)
Playing Age:31 - 45 years
Appearance:Asian, Hispanic, Indian, Latin American, Maori, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Mixed Race, Native American, Pakistani
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Short
Voice Quality:Clear
Voice Character:Engaging

About me:

Stage Television Radio Film Voice Over Workshop Training Film
2013, Stage, Rose, If Only Sharukh Khan, Rasa Theatre Company, Ruth Carney-Nash
2012, Stage, Patti/Vasanthi/Kiki, The Snow Queen, Trestle Theatre Company/British Council India, Rosamunde Hutt
2011, Stage, Patti/Vasanthi/Kiki, The Snow Queen, Unicorn Theatre, Rosamunde Hutt
2011, Stage, various, The Vagina Monologues, Janet Steel
2011, Stage, Mrs Gargary / Molly, great Expectations, English Touring Theatre, Nikolai Foster
2010, Stage, Vijaya, Juganator by Titus Halder, Finborough Theatre, Micheal Longhurst
2009, Stage, Saira, Stranger in my Kitchen, Kali Theatre, Nadia Fall
2009, Stage, Shushiela, Hasina, Poppy, Where's My Desi Soulmate, Rifco Arts, Pravesh Kumar
2008, Stage, Chitra, Meet the Mukherjees, Octagon Bolton, Mark Babych
2008, Stage, Lopa Dutt, Rafta Rafta Tour, National Theatre, Iqbal Khan
2007, Stage, Lopa Dutt, Rafta Rafta, Royal National Theatre, Nicholas Hytner
2006, Stage, Dal, Bhena, Kali Theatre, Suzanne Gorman, Soho Theatre
2006, Stage, Lata, The Deranged Marriage, RIFCO/Theatre Royal Stratford East, & Windsor, Pravesh Kumar
2005, Stage, Dal, Bhena, Kali Theatre, Janet Steel,
2003, Stage, Sheela, Last Chance, British Council Theatre, Dhaka Bangladesh / Rukshana Ahmed
2002, Stage, Priya, Childs Play, Kali Theatre, Claire Pamment
2002, Stage, Cassie, Singh Tangoes - Kali Theatre, Tour & Riverside Studios
2002, Stage, Bridgit, Book Of The Banshee - National Tour, Y. Arnaud/Pied Piper Thtre Co.
2002, Stage, Ruthsara, Consequences, Tristan Bates Theatre, Matthew Lloyd
2001, Stage, Aarti, Unsung Lullaby, The Steam Industry, Caitriona McLaughlin
2000, Stage, Fox, Female Of The Species, Global Cafe, Kelly Frost/Pooja Ghai
2000, Stage, Meena Dat-1999-2000, Lost For Words, Arc Theatre Ensemble, Rebecca Hansell/Emma Finlayson
2000, Stage, Hermia, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Man in the Moon Theatre, Peter Gallagher
2000, Stage, Meena Dat, Lost For Words, Arc Theatre, Clifford Oliver
1999, Stage, Olivia, Twelfth Night, LAPA, George Roman
1999, Stage, Jocasta, Oedipus, LAPA, Daniel Wozniak
1999, Stage, Navjeet/Solicitor/Art Teacher, Heroes, Blue Elephant Theatre, Antonio Ribiero
1999, Stage, Emma/Lady, Tales From The Vienna Woods, The Gate Theatre, Andrew Neil
1998, Stage, Irena, Three Sisters, LAPA, Daniel Wozniak
1996, Stage, Marlene, Top Girls, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Pooja Ghai
1995, Stage, Greta, Metamorphosis, Burton-Taylor Theatre/Edinburgh Fringe, Pooja Ghai
2014, Television, Bushra (returning character), Eastenders, BBC, various
2014, Television, Parvati, Doctors, BBC, Paul Gibson
2012, Television, Mrs Prakash, Spy, Hat Trick Productions, John Henderson
2009, Television, Tasmeen (semi-regular), Casualty, BBC, Alan Grint and John Senn
2006, Television, Mrs Sahu, Eastenders, BBC TV, Richard Platt
2006, Television, Judy Shah, Casualty, BBC TV, Ashley Ward
2005, Television, Dr. Mary Lansdowne, Doctors, BBC Television, Chris Richards
2004, Television, Mrs Alami, The Bill, ITV, Robert Thompson
2004, Television, Jasbir Dhillon - Regular Artist, Grease Monkeys II, BBC Television, Will Trotter
2004, Television, Mary Lansdowne, Doctors, BBC Television, Chris Richards
2002, Television, Amrit, Hyde and Sikh, BBC Talent, Simon Lupton
2002, Television, Parmita (guest lead), Holby City, BBC Television, Minki Sipiro
2014, Radio, Gulnara, An Everyday Story of Afghan Folk, Series 3, BBC Radio 4, Liz Rigby
2013, Radio, Gulnara, An Everyday Story of Afghan Folk, Series 2, BBC Radio 4, Liz Rigby
2013, Radio, Shebjou/Dashi, Pather Panchali, Song of the Road, BBC Radio 4, Nadia Molinari
2013, Radio, Sitara, The Liberty of Norton Folgate, BBC Radio 4, Jeremy Mortimer
2012, Radio, Gulnara, An Everyday Story of Afghan Folk, Series 1, BBC Radio 4, Liz Rigby
2008, Radio, Rozena Jilani, Its Coming Home - Silver Street spin off, BBC Radio 4, James Peries
2007, Radio, Bora Bhistra, BBC Radio 3, Shabina Aslan
2006, Radio, Suraya, Maps for Lost Lovers, BBC Radio 4, Shabina Aslan & David Hunter
2006, Radio, Kavita Madhabuti, Hands, BBC Radio 4, Shabina Aslan
2005, Radio, Behind Closed Doors, BBC Radio 4, Kate Chapman
2004, Radio, Rozena Jilani, Silver Street, BBC Asian Network, James Pieres, Deborah Sathe, Naylah Ahmed
2000, Feature Film, Pam, London Blues, Prince World Entertainment, Felix O'Keefe
Voice Over
2004, Voice Over, Jasbir, Grease Monkeys, BBC TV
2005, Workshop, Design-Direct 2002 / 2005, Tamasha theatre Company, kristine Landon-Smith
Training Film
2013, Training Film, Ajanta, Henna Night : Swags and Tails, Open Clasp Theatre, Amy Golding


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
African, African-Eastern, American-Standard, Asian*, Bangladeshi, Birmingham, English-Standard, Heightened RP, Indian*, London*, Manchester, Middle Eastern, Northern, Pakistani, RP
(* = Native/Fluent)
English, Hindi, Swahili
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Performance:Audio Books, Audio Drama, Autocue trained/experienced, Children's Theatre, Corporate Roleplay, Forum Theatre, Live Roleplay, Outdoor Performances, Poetry Reading, Role Play, Story Telling, Theatre In Education, Voice Acting, Voice Over
(* = highly skilled)
Horse-riding, Netball, Pilates, Squash, Stage Combat, Swimming, Yoga
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Improvisation, Narration