Soneela Nankani


Soneela Nankani is a classically trained, New York–based actress. She has performed at many prestigious theaters, including Classic Stage Company, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, and the Classical Theatre of Harlem. Favorite theater roles include Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakuntala in Shakuntala, and Moira in Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing. Soneela is an associate artist with the award-winning ensemble theater company Sojourn Theatre (recently featured in American Theatre magazine). She and the company won a Drammy Award for the show Seven Great Loves.

Soneela is also an accomplished film and television actress, having recently appeared on The Mysteries of Laura, As the World Turns and a commercial for Royal Caribbean. The film American Bomber, in which she plays Dr. Anshula Mehra, won the Mississippi International Film Festival and also garnered awards at the Manhattan and Art of Brooklyn Film Festivals. Her film All the Sunflowers was nominated for a Golden Calf Award. Soneela, who holds an MFA in acting from Columbia University, has narrated more than 30 audiobooks. 

 

The Girl Who Could Not Dream by Sarah Beth Durst audio preview

 

Soneela Nankani

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