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

Televisions

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.

Commercials

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

YouTube/Videography

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.

Radio

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

Modelling

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 thatonetoo.com, 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




 

Videos

Contact Me!

For shows/Shoots Contact

Chennai - Uday 9840968714

Mumbai - Yakshap 9820120493

+91-996-263-5223

shireen.saadiya.ali@gmail.com