creative freedom

Actor, joke-teller and occasional poser.
My aim in life is to take over the world one joke at a time.

I'm Saadiya Ali, a 5' 4", 48 kilo weighing, pun dispensing machine from Chennai. I have walked this Earth for 25 years now during which I've managed to get a degree in Visual Communication from Loyola College, Chennai.

Amateur film-maker but full time film enthusiast. Self-proclaimed cook with killer dancing skills. Really!!
Sometimes I get artistic and write literature (I have one blog under the name ‘TheFlunMonster’) or paint still life to make up for the lack of a legit social life.
I love the stage and have worked with various theatre groups in Chennai. Currently, I am a full time actor with Evam Lab for Evam, a Chennai based entertainment company; And I freelance as well.

This year, I was one of the finalists of Queens Of Comedy, a reality TV show by TLC looking for India’s next top comedienne. Placed 4th. It’s alright, my mum still thinks I’m a winner so I’ll pretend to feel validated.
I also perform improvs and stand-up gigs at various stages in the city


Interned with H2O, the advertising agency for 2 months in 2011. Primarily worked on their reality television show Tamil Paysum Kadhanayagi.
Queens of Comedy for TLC. Placed 4th.


I’ve assisted for commercial as well (all Tamil): Ibaco Ice creams in 2012 under Mrs. Lalitha Menon; In 2014, I worked under Mr. Manimaran for Talapakattis commercial; And Mr. John of Greenroom Productions for Aarthi Scans commercial.
Acted in Rentomojo’s commercial for air purifiers.
Acted in Kaavalan App’s commercial


Online content creator, writer and actor at
i. Ventuno Technologies
ii. Trend Loud(made videos on zero budget for both, lived on bread omelet to survive)
In 2012 (November-January), interned with Studio 33, a Bangalore based production house where I worked on Photography, Videography, editing using Adobe Premier Pro and Social Media Management.
Also worked as a videographer for Gareth Hoover, a Bangalore based wedding film maker.


In mid 2015 I briefly worked with Chennai Live 104.8FM as an RJ.


In 2016 I participated in Face Of Chennai, a beauty pageant- because I was told one must be a model to get into the Tamil film industry- and was one of the finalists! I won Miss. Spontaneous. (whatever that means)

Since then I have modeled for, Suneethi Raj, Swetha Joyson photography, Ritz Magazine and Ambi by Sujata Pai.

Hidden Skills: (Not THAT hidden also)

I have a valid A4 certificate from Zeal (they conduct Personality Development courses) vouching for my awesome personality. I’m yet to figure out how that works.

I was obsessed with martial arts and spent a good two years training in MMA at FCMMA (briefly worked as the female assistant instructor) and Combat Kinetics.

I can also provide unlimited supply of Gulab Jamuns (thanks to my mum who thought that would be a killer way to find a boy. Didn’t work.)

Sadiya Ali



Contact Me!

For shows/Shoots Contact

Chennai - Uday 9840968714

Mumbai - Yakshap 9820120493