Veena Sood is a Canadian-based film and television actress of Punjabi descent.
She works in both the
UK and Canada. She starred in " ", Grace , Connie and Carla , Helen , 50/50 , the Canada/UK film The Big Year , (which received a standing ovation at the Touch of Pink Sundance Film Festival), ITV's featuring Compulsion Ray Winstone and Parminder Nagra, & the UK film . She has been seen on television in recurring roles in the series " Nina's Heavenly Delights Signed, Sealed & Delivered", , Bates Motel , Saving Hope , Caprica , Little Mosque on the Prairie , & Endgame . She co-founded Battlestar Galactica Calgary's (LMTC) best known for their Improvisational theatre work, with improv master teacher Keith Johnstone. Veena has also performed one-woman improvised shows at Canadian and U.K. comedy festivals with her character "The Maharani". She used to co-host Loose Moose Theatre Company CBC Television's women's talk show . In the Company of Women
Veena is cousin of
Ashwin Sood, Sarah McLachlan's drummer and ex-husband, and sister of Manoj Sood, who played Baber on Little Mosque on the Prairie.
Has won several awards for her acting work in Canada; including a Jessie Richardson Award (theatre), & a Leo Award (Television).
She has a great ear for accents, having had to do a Scottish/Punjabi accent for
. Nina's Heavenly Delights
She is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys hiking the back country of the Canadian Rockies and kayaking the remote B.C. coastline. She has also canoed down the Amazon River and safaried the Masai Mara in Kenya, the country of her birth.
She was born in Nairobi, Kenya and grew up in Calgary, Alberta. Currently, Veena continues her improvisational theatre work as the co-artistic director of
Keith Johnstone's . The Life Game
Sood voiced Ms. Harshwhinny, the Equestria Games inspector, in the animated TV series
. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
Both her father, and her sister-in-law have been awarded the Order of Canada, and her brother in-law a Nobel Peace Prize.
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