Sudha Bhuchar

Sudha is an acclaimed actor, playwright, and founder of Bhuchar Boulevard. As co-founder of Tamasha, with Kristine Landon-Smith, their landmark work includes A Fine Balance and the award-winning musical Fourteen Songs Two Weddings and a Funeral. Other plays include Child of the Divide (Time Out’s No. 1 Show for Families 2006 and Winner, Asian Media Awards 2018); My Name is…. (also adapted for Radio 4) and The House of Bilquis Bibi (Lorca’s The House of Bernada Alba transposed to Pakistan).

Recent commissions: Final Farewell (Tara Theatre); Touchstone Tales (RevolutonArts/Wellcome Collection) and French Like Faiza (Radio 3, co-written with Ilana Navaro). Sudha has written and appears in her one-woman show Evening Conversations.

Her acting credits include Khandan (Royal Court, Birmingham Rep), The Village (Theatre Royal Stratford East) and Lions and Tigers (Globe Theatre); on TV: Coronation Street (ITV), Stella (Sky) and Rules of the Game (BBC); on film: Riz Ahmed and Bassam Tariq’s Mogul Mowgli, Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, Ben Wheatley’s Happy New Year Colin Burstead and Oscar-winning director Orlando von Einsiedel’s Into Dust (currently on Amazon Prime, Waterbear and YouTube Real Stories).

Sudha was a finalist as Best Actress for BBC Radio 4’s Audio Drama Awards (2019) for My Son the Doctor (co- written with Saleyha Ahsan) and was awarded Tongues on Fire’s Flame Award (2018) and Eastern Eye’s ACTA award (2019) for her significant contribution to the arts.

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