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Asian Star- Nimet Kanji

Asian Star- Nimet Kanji

Native Village/Country parent’s background
Me and my parents were born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya.
Of course, our family tree roots are in India.
Your Early Education
I am high school graduate and came to Canada in 1989. I did lots of
community theatre before becoming a full time professional actress in
2001.
When & Why You came to Canada
Like others better opportunities attracted me to Canada. Especially my
chosen profession has humongous growth avenues.
Your career advancement initiatives, volunteer work and present
occupation

I am an actress and an established acting coach.
I slogged a lot and got enrolled into various private acting classes to get
where I am today.
As regards volunteering, I helped with staged productions within my
community which enabled many individuals to cherish their dreams.
Your Regret in Life
No regrets! Life is always on roller coaster. Surround yourself with people
who support you and emit positive energy.
Pick the best Achievements
Winning ‘The People’s Choice Award’ in the production ‘The Yellow
Wallpaper’ always remind me of my nostalgic achievement.
Also, after starting re-over in Edmonton after leaving B.C. and bagging a
role in Northern Light Theatre’s production of ‘Contractions’ is full of
pride.
Achieving my dream of working on the Citadel Theatre’s stage in the
production ‘A Brimful of Asha’ is another feather in my cap.
Were You Ever Discriminated?
Nope.
Are You Happy in Canada?

Very happy.
Any Comments on Canada’s Culture
Canada’s multiculturalism and welcoming aspect is a boon to who so ever
wants to make his/her career. The ever expanding and fluidity of the Arts
scene especially in pandemic times is a blessing in disguise.
Any Comments on Canada’s Weather
I admit harsh winters and sometimes bone chilling cold add to woes.
However, the four seasons provide year round adventure and nature’s
awesome beauty.
What Brought You Success in Canada?
Hard work, perseverance and peoples’ support enabled me to take steps in
the right direction. Behind every successful woman is a man as well and I
would like to give special mention to my significant half, Arif Kassam, who
is my rock, my mentor and my best friend.
Your Message for Canadians of Asian Origin
I would like to insert a quote here…
“How we prepare for what might happen. How we respond to what just
happened. The moment when things actually do happen, belongs to God”.
-Mark Ruffalo

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