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Anita Majumdar

Performer, playwright and choreographer originally from Port Moody, B.C.

Anita is an award-winning actress, playwright and dancer who has been profiled in magazines such as Vogue India and Fashion and attended the National Theatre School of Canada after moving from her hometown Port Moody, B.C. With formal training in kathak, bharatanatyam and odissi, Anita has been dancing and choreographing for over 15 years. As well, her screen acting debut in the film Murder Unveiled won her the Best Actress award at the Asian Festival of First Films. In addition to performing in major theatres across this country, Anita has also featured in many screen projects including CBC's Diverted, Republic of Doyle, Gavin Crawford's Wild Wild West and was the only featured Canadian actress in Deepa Mehta's film adaptation of Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. As a playwright, Anita has been nominated for a Betty Mitchell award in Calgary for her play Same Same But Different, has been part of the Banff Playwrights Colony on numerous occasions, was part of the Tarragon Playwrights Unit, was one of 50 artists invited to celebrate the Canada Council for the Arts 50th anniversary in Ottawa, and was awarded the  Governor General's Protégé Prize in playwriting under the mentorship of John Murrell. The Fish Eyes Trilogy was published with detailed illustrations by Playwrights Canada Press and most recently, Anita was the recipient of of the Dora Mavor Moore awards in the Theatre for Young Audiences division for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Performance for Boys With Cars.