Writer / Actor
Sudha is Artistic Director of Tamasha, and is both an actor and playwright.
founded the company in 1989 with Kristine Landon-Smith (director / writer) and were joint Artistic Directors until April 2013 when Kristine stepped down.
played Rabia in Emteaz Hussain's Sweet Cider at the Arcola Theatre in October 2008.
In January 2006, she
played Dina Dalal in Tamasha's
A Fine Balance (based on the novel by Rohinton Mistry) at Hampstead Theatre.
many acting credits include, Murder (BBC) by Abi Morgan, EastEnders
(BBC), Doctors (BBC), Holby City (BBC) and Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Royal National Theatre), and she
is a regular on the BBC Radio drama Silver Street.
writing credits for Tamasha
include Balti Kings, Fourteen Songs, Two Weddings and A Funeral, Strictly Dandia and A Fine Balance in which she
also performed, in May 2006, her
first children's play: Child of the Divide (Polka Theatre) and most recently her
adaptation of Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba - The House of BIlquis Bibi.
writes regularly with Shaheen Khan and their many credits include three series of Girlies for BBC Radio 4 and Balti Kings (the stage play, as well as a six part series for Radio 4).
Their screenplay, The House Across the Street, has been shown on BBC4 as part of a new writers initiative, and they have co-written an episode of Doctors for the BBC
also co-wrote a short film Midnight Feast, which was screened at the 11th Raindance Film Festival.
jointly won, with Kristine Landon-Smith, the 2005 Asian Women of Achievement Award for Arts and Culture and the 2010 First Women Award in the Tourism and Leisure category.