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In today’s episode, Rajan travels to Canada to meet Veena Sood, a Kenyan-born Canadian actress who in pursuit of the arts, has seen her become a regular face in television, VOD (Netflix) films and theatre production. If you are looking to get into the acting world, this is an essential podcast to list to!

Veena Sood shares her thoughts on the changing tides of South Asian actors featuring in mainstream television and cinema today, as well as identity, her upbringing, and her thoughts on the rise of populism.

The real question is how far one must go to feel a sense of belonging and who dictates social norms.

About Veena Sood

Veena Sood is an award-winning actress – of Indian descent and is internationally recognized for her versatility in both comedy and drama. She has acted alongside leading figures including Al Pacino and Anupam Kher and has also starred on leading Netflix series Lucifer.

With a 3-decade background in improvisational theatre, she gained a theatre degree in Drama and went on to co-found “The Loose Moose Theatre Company” with Improv master Keith Johnstone. Over the years Veena has appeared in countless plays, films, television series, and continues to perform her improvisation shows. Veena grew up in the Canadian Rockies where she developed a passion for outdoor pursuits and nature expeditions. She was even a competitive rodeo participant when she was younger. She continues to live in the mountains in western Canada – and continues her passion for nature by traveling to remote world locations on nature expeditions. Sources – IMDB and Veena Sood

Watch here: Veena Sood Demo Reel 2020 – YouTube

Additional information – Did you know Veena Sood is also a fellow Brummy! (Birmingham UK) – yes I wrote that for my benefit!

About the Global Indian Series:

My name is Rajan Nazran Chief explorer for the Global Indian Series, the official platform for people of Indian origin (PIO), because let’s face it, we are everywhere!

For almost 15 years we have travelled across the globe covering 58 countries to date whilst exploring the kaleidoscope of our remarkable 50 shades of brown community.

Voyaging to the edges of the Amazon, facing Ebola in West Africa, being held hostage in Eastern Europe, tapping rubber in Malaysia, drinking chai with Heads of State and sharing laughter with local fishermen – I have been there, looking for us!

Our purpose is simple, to build a living encyclopaedia of the human experience of the community and a safe mooring ground for open discussions, whether you are an NRI, Indian Diaspora, person of Indian origin (PIO) or a fan of South Asian anthropology, what we do is bring people and communities together.

We do this by plunging into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin (PIO), taking a second look at the countries we now call home and tackling the conversations we need to know more about.

Through our range of award-winning original content (print, podcasts, events and TV) and fascinating discussions, our impactful stories and platforms have spearheaded national and international conversations that have brought people together.

Our work is featured in global brands including The Indian Express through to the CNBC network.

How to get involved with the Global Indians

Interested in getting involved in building the world’s largest living encyclopedia on people of Indian origin? Whether you want to become a patron, buy us a chai in a new location or have your story shown, simply get in touch via our website, we would love to hear from you.  www.GlobalindianSeries.com

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Special thank you to TAIZU for the music

Episode details:
Episode: 60
Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guest – Veena Sood
Art Design – Vanisha Patel

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