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Firdaus Kanga (born 1960) is an Indian writer and actor who lives in London. He has written a novel, Trying to Grow a semi-autobiographical novel set in India and a travel book Heaven on Wheels about his experiences in the United Kingdom. Trying to Grow was later turned FI film, Sixth Happiness, for which Kanga wrote the screenplay, and in which he starred.
Early and personal life
- July 31; July 31, 1991 ISSUE DATE:; October 14, 1991UPDATED:; Ist, 2013 12:46. "Disabled writer Firdaus Kanga makes waves in London". India Today.
- Firdaus Kanga biography and credits at the BFI's Screenonline
- Article by Kanga on the BBC website
- Sixth Happiness -- a BBC-BFI film that won the EMMA award
- Article about Kanga and his film on the website for The Independent newspaper
- Trying to Grow by Kanga -- republished in November 2008 by Penguin India
- New York Times review of Kanga's film Sixth Happiness
- Kanga in a New York Times review of history of homosexuality in Indian literary history