Hi! I'm a Pakistani-Calgarian comedian, writer, actor, and producer based in Toronto. I love writing comedic stories with heart that centre on diverse and South Asian characters. I grew up in Calgary, Alberta where I studied at the University of Calgary (go Dinos!). During that time, I was obsessed with South Korean boybands, specifically Super Junior, and split my time between my BA in International Relations and BA in East Asian Language Studies (Mandarin Chinese). I was also a sorority president (true story) and ended my undergrad years by doing a stand-up set at the Scholars Academy end-of-year program (it went okay).
I moved to Toronto to study law at the University of Toronto and became very depressed. So, I started taking improv classes and I was hooked. In between improv classes, I worked and volunteered at the student legal clinic, mainly in employment, university affairs, and tenant housing law. From improv, I moved to sketch comedy and writing and now perform with my sketch troupe, the Don Valley Girls, and realized, "wow, law was a mistake." These days, I do a smorgasbord of stuff -- screenwriting, acting, playwriting, producing and am very enthusiastic about proper laptop height for Zoom meetings. My dream of dreams is to be a Mindy Kaling / Michaela Coel / Taika Waititi / Issa Rae type who does it all (is this manifestation? I hope so!).