Writer. Actor. Dancer. Producer.
Munish Sharma is a Jessie Award-nominated actor with numerous theatre, TV, stage, and burlesque productions to his credit.
He has worked steadily as a performing artist for a decade, splitting his time between Vancouver, Calgary, and Regina.
His leading role in the award-winning play Iceland (Nicolas Billon – Governor-General Award Winner), garnered numerous strong reviews. Vancouver’s long-standing entertainment weekly, The Georgia Straight, singled out his performance, “Munish Sharma has a terrific ability to be present, working the room like a stand-up comic as he gives a mini-seminar on his capitalist philosophy.”
In 2015, Munish was also recognized by the Vancouver Fringe Festival, winning The Pick of the Fringe Award for his production and a one-act play, Mrs. Singh and Me, his first play credit. Munish later transformed Mrs. Singh and Me into a full-length play that was selected in 2017 by The Arts Club to be showcased during the Arts Club’s annual ReAct festival. It was one of five plays chosen for the larger stage.
Additional career highlights include his leads in the stage production, This Is War (Rumble Theatre, Tremors 2014), The Invisible Hand (Jessie Nomination, Pi Theatre), and Bombay Black (2017 Vancouver Pick of the Fringe, Raghupriya productions). In 2017, he co-hosted The Jessie Awards and created Canada’s first South Asian sketch-comedy production, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Chicken. Co-founded by Munish in 2010, the Butter Chicken troupe and its savory skits have drawn much press coverage, and sold-out venues across British Columbia, and Alberta.
In 2017 Munish finished his first Poetry passion project, You I Love, a series of spoken words pieces about his journey as an artist.
Munish is currently working on The Boy Who Loved to Dance his first children’s book and a one-person show currently titled, Dance
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Munish graduated with a BFA in Performance from the University of Regina in 2006.
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