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OC TV: Actress, Nazneen Contractor

Film & TV Open Chest TV Apr 04, 2014

Born in Mumbai and raised in Nigeria, Africa, Nazeen Contractor moved to Toronto with her family at the age of nine. She got her first taste of the spotlight during her first year of university when she accepted the lead role in the Stratford Shakespeare Festival production of Pericles. Critics raved about Contractor’s performance providing her with the opportunity to enroll in the Stratford conservatory’s 20-week crash course in classical theater, which guaranteed her the role of Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream the following summer.

In 2009, Contractor booked her first television role as Kayla Hassan in the hit Fox series 24 and a recurring role on CBS’s Rules of Engagement.

[blockquote]Recently, she starred in Paramount Pictures blockbuster hit movie, Star Trek Into Darkness as Rima Harewood, and in the current series of the hit ABC thriller, Revenge.[/blockquote]

I had the chance to chat with Nazneen on the eve of her attending ANOKHI’s 11th Anniversary Event. Check out what she had to say about her rise through the acting ranks from theatre to tv to independent film, and finally to big budget, commercial feature films.


Adil Hirji

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