KRUPA PATTANIHindi & Gujarati
Light, Warm & Reassuring
Playing Age: 18 - 30
Krupa trained at Drama Studio London and was nominated for the Spotlight Prize.
Her career started out onstage playing Anita in a staged version of Victoria Wood’s Dinnerladies for number one venues across the UK. She went on to work with leading theatre companies across the country, like Tamasha Theatre Company, Tara Arts, Octagon Theatre Bolton, Chester’s Grosvenor Park Open Air theatre, Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Soho theatre.
After building strong foundations in theatre Krupa went on to work in TV, Radio and Film, playing parts in BBC’s MI High, ITV’s Emmerdale, starring as Meera Syal’s daughter ‘Anu’ in BBC Radio North’s comedy drama Bindi Business and as Seema in Lesley manning’s independent feature Honeycomb Lodge which won best film in its category at the Delhi Film Festival.
The last year has culminated in an Eastern Eye Arts, Culture and Theatre award (ACTA) for ‘best actress in theatre’ for her work as vibrant and star-crossed lover Caneze in Tamasha Theatre Company’s Blood.
Krupa has just finished working on Series five of Citizen Khan, the hit primetime BBC sitcom, in which she plays series regular Shazia, Mr Khan’s eldest daughter.