Kiran Sonia Sawar

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Kiran Sonia Sawar
Kiran Sonia Sawar
Years active2015–present

Kiran Sonia Sawar is a Scottish actress best known for her role in the one-off drama Murdered by My Father.[1][2] In 2017, Sawar appeared in "Crocodile", an episode of the fourth season of anthology series Black Mirror.[3]

Early life[edit]

Sawar is of Pakistani descent and grew up in Pollokshields, Glasgow.[4] She attended the University of St Andrews where she received a degree in Marine and Environmental Biology.[5] After graduating, she trained in acting at the Oxford School of Drama, where she left in 2012.[6]


Sawar made her acting debut in theatre before landing her first television role in 2015.[6] After a series of minor roles in various television series, she garnered critical acclaim for her role as the protagonist in the BBC television drama Murdered by My Father, which highlighted the issue of honour killings.[7][4] She portrayed Cordelia in the 2016 stage adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel Brideshead Revisited.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
2015 Turn Me Online Jas 1 episode
2015 Legends Farrah Bulfati 4 episodes
2015 Holby City Hafsa Ali 1 episode
2016 Murdered by My Father Salma TV Movie
2017 Father Brown Alisha Prasad 1 episode
2017 The Educatoror Meena 3 episodes
2017 The Good Karma Hospital Sister Inez 1 episode
2017 Doctors Pramada Malik 1 episode
2017 Casualty Riya Mehat 1 episode
2017 Diana and I Yasmin TV Movie
2017 The Boy With The Topknot Young Sathnam's Mother TV Movie
2017 Black Mirror Shazia Episode: "Crocodile"
2018 Next of Kin Ani Shirani Main Cast
2018 Deep State Sita Main Cast
2019 Silent Witness Alice 4 Episodes
2019 Brexit : the Uncivil War Shamara TV Movie
2019 Pure Shereen 6 Episodes
2019 Humpty Dumpty Peggy Short
2019 Azaar Hiydat Short
2019 The Capture Naz 3 episodes
2019 I Am Hannah Rebecca TV Movie
2020 McDonald & Dodds Maheeda Abaasie Series 1, Episode 2
2021 The Nevers Harriet Kaur Recurring cast


  1. ^ Ahmed, Tufayel (29 March 2016). "'Murdered by my Father': inside the BBC's honor killing drama". Newsweek. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  2. ^ Rutter, Claire (5 April 2016). "Murdered By My Father tells harrowing tale of honour killing as sexy selfies and forbidden love lead to tragic end". Mirror. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  3. ^ Haring, Bruce (25 August 2017). "'Black Mirror': Season 4 Cast & Episode Info, Teaser Trailer Released By Netflix". Deadline. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Murdered by my Father's Kiran Sonia Sawar: 'Honour killings is an issue that needs to be dealt with'". The Asian Today. 22 April 2016.
  5. ^ "'As a young Asian actress, Good Wife star Archie is a role model': Kiran Sonia Sawar on her acting inspiration". The Sunday Post. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Student Stories: Kiran Sonia Sawar". Oxford School of Drama.
  7. ^ "Murdered by My Father is a horrifying but award-worthy drama about "honour" killing". Radio Times. 29 March 2016.
  8. ^ MacAlister, Katherine (9 June 2016). "Kiran Sonia Sawar plays Cordelia in Brideshead Revisited when she's not collecting awards". The Oxford Times.

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