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Shirene Sadia
Photos courtesy Shirene Sadia

By Malissa Lara

All jokes aside, Shirene Sadia from the series The Kuchursingh Family is an excellent comedic actress.

Sadia, who plays old woman Janjhatia on the series, orhni and all, aired on Gayelle The Channel, is actually an energetic 22-year-old.

The San Francique resident writes the script for the series and, for the last six years, she has even found the time to act in other productions.

And talk about versatility: Sadia has acted as a prostitute, a vagrant and other characters, saying, “there are many moods to me.”

Shirene Sadia in the character as Janjhatia stands between her two cast members at a family day.

Sadia, who was amusing for the entire interview, described herself as effervescent.

Currently pursuing a practitioner’s certificate in drama and theatre arts in education, Sadia said drama came naturally to her.

“I don’t have to put out too much to be dramatic,” she said.

“I always liked it (drama).”

Sadia enjoys comedy, saying, “you have to make people laugh in these serious times.”

Getting involved in varying aspects of the arts, Sadia entered and won Miss India T&T in 2005.

“Yeah, yeah! Big thing,” she said with a laugh.

In 2006, she was a finalist in the Best Village competition, copping the Best Talent award for a monologue titled Cultural Changes.

She is also the lead actress for the Princess Town Theatre Workshop.

As busy as she is, Sadia is convinced she will be involved in drama for a long time.Follow

your

dreams

Sadia believes young people should follow their dreams and their passion. She said many young people follow a career their parents want them to,

which may make them

unhappy.