Spotlight: SHILA IQBAL


SHILA IQBAL by Faye Thomas
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55-59 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6LD
Phone: 020-7292 0600
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'6" (167cm)
Weight:7st. 7lb. (48kg)
Playing Age:17 - 26 years
Appearance:Middle Eastern, Mixed Race, Asian
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Long
Voice Quality:Bright
Voice Character:Engaging

Currently appearing:

“This is an enormously talented ensemble cast each and every individual excels with special mention to Shila Iqbal as foul mouthed Meenah who shines as the sassy sole female of the siblings” - East is East

Television Film Stage Radio
2019, Television, Aiesha (Series Regular), Emmerdale, ITV, Various
2018, Television, Sima (Series Regular), Lala's Ladies, Endemol Shine, Richard Bradley
2014, Television, Savina, Playhouse Presents: The Cruise, Sky Television, Stewart Sugg
2019, Film, Nadia, Eaten By Lions, Mecca Films, Jason Wingard
2018, Film, Aiysha, Aiysha, Steel Productions, David Crowley
2018, Film, Georgia, The Girl With The Butterfly Brain, Elsa Hunter-Weston
2017, Film, Layla, Honour, Fiends Productions, Kennedy Nkemdirim
2017, Film, Allegra, Mind In The Dark, Blaukey Productions, Darleen Klug
2018, Stage, Meenah, East Is East, The Bolton Octagon Theatre, Ben Occhipinti
2017, Stage, Priya, Come Closer: Memories of Partition, Royal Exchange Theatre, Nicole Morris
2016, Stage, Sadia, Half a Smile, Oldham Coliseum, Victoria Sawka
2016, Stage, Amber, Displaced, Imagine theatre, James Blakey
2015, Stage, Aalia, Heroine, JB Shorts Play, Caroline Clegg
2018, Radio, Aneela, Auntie Jee, BBC Radio 4, Gary Brown
2018, Radio, Nina, My Shadow and Me, BBC Radio 4, Nadia Molinari


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-New York, Birmingham, Cockney, Indian, Irish RP, Lancashire*, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Middle Eastern, Northern*, Pakistani, RP, Yorkshire
(* = Native/Fluent)
Arabic, English*, Hindi, Mirpuri, Punjabi, Urdu
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Bhangra Dance, Bollywood Dance, Dance (general), R & B Singing, Rap
Performance:Actor-Singer, Comedy, TV Presenting, Voice Over
(* = highly skilled)
Football, Horse-riding, Ice Skating, Kick Boxing, Netball, Running, Yoga
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence


RADA - Contemporary Drama Short Course 2014

David Johnson Drama- 3 years