Name: Sashin Kandhai
Hometown: Durban, South Africa
Living: Johannesburg, South Africa
Qualifications: BSocSc in Drama, Media and Marketing (UKZN)
Experience: 11 years in performance
Endorsed by: Lauren Noble
Proudest moment in your career?
Getting to perform side by side with Bollywood's dancing queen, Madhuri Dixit... twice!
Quote to live by in your industry?
"You have what it takes, but it will take everything that you have." - Anon.
Five things we need to know about you?
In the last 5 years I've performed in 9 different countries: South Africa, India, Mauritius, Dubai, Zanzibar, Botswana, Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Here's to more travel post-Covid!
My performance journey has been exhilarating. I've won 3 dance championships, dabbled in a variety of performance styles like Fire Dance and Aerial Art but Bollywood as a genre has always been my first love.
I've choreographed two South African films, numerous live performances, music videos, fashion shows, pageants... you name it!
As much as I love the dance element of performance, I have a deep love for acting as well. I studied this at university, did a lot of theatre in my early 20s and was even nominated for a Durban Theatre Award. My primary focus now is to build on the actor in me and begin a new chapter in performance.
Being a performing artist is my full time job and there is no one and nothing I love more than my craft. I currently co-own an entertainment company in Jo'burg called Oriental Fire and spend every day doing what I love most!