Roshina Ratnam

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Roshina Ratnam (19*-). Singer, dancer and actress.


She studied for a Performer’s Diploma at the University of Cape Town.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Besides her stage and film work, she runs an industrial theatre group working with social issues.

As an actress she has had roles in Sweat on Somerset (as Kirsty, 2000 and 2001), For Coloured Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf (2002), Salaam Stories (2004), Hamlet (as Ophelia, 2005), The Return (2008).

Other productions include A Dream Deferred (20**), Equus (20**), Happy Endings are Extra (20**), My Body is my Home (2004?, travelling to Maputo, Paris and Amsterdam),

Roshina portrayed Sadako in the puppet play Sadako in 2013.

She performed in a play for children at the The Obs Family Festival in 2016.

She had a role in the film Disgrace, released in 2008. Other TV and film work includes SOS, Slavery of Love and The Meeting Room.

Awards, etc.

Fleur du Cap Award for Best Performance in a Musical or Revue, shared with the cast) For Coloured Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, 2002.


Business Day, 26 April 2001 (Sweat on Somerset, Market Theatre production).

Cape Times, 16 March 2004 (re Salaam Stories).

Daily Dispatch, 17 June 2005 (re Hamlet).

Cape Times, 18 November 2008.

IMDb [1].

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