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Jailoshini Naidoo

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About Jailoshini: I am a Television, Stage, Radio and Film Personality who has had a long and varied career as a multi award winning Actress and Comedian , Television and Radio Presenter, MC , Teacher and Businesswoman.

Radio Experience And Progression: At University I majored in Drama, English and Education...my love affair with the Stage and acting truly grew in leaps and bounds there in the UDW Drama Dept and I took every opportunity with both hands.

Since then, it's been a long, challenging road but the passion has never waned and I've been blessed to have had a colourful and successful journey in this industry.

I've had the good fortune to evolve and experience various genres in my field.

I've performed on stages all over the country including,The Playhouse, the Market Theater, the Baxter Theater, Johannesburg Civic Theatre, Grahamstown, the Hilton Arts Festival etc with some amazing actors, directors, writers etc. I've also performed on stages internationally.

A few years ago ,I was selected to perform my one woman show, " At the Edge",where I play 32 characters ) at a solo Theatre Festival in India(Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore) This award winning play is written by theatre stalwart Ronnie Govender.

I've been fortunate enough to work on Television as a Continuity Presenter as well as Anchor Presenter on SABCs Eastern Mosaic for ten years.

I'm also currently one of the Lead Actors on a daily television series.  I host the Weekend Liftoff every Saturday morning on LotusFM where I also showcase my popular alter ego, AUNTY RUMBA who has become a household name.  I travel widely and was fortunate to work for a short while as a newsreader on radio in Oslo,Norway.  I also work as a Voiceover artist, lending my voice to many Radio Adverts, Corporate videos etc As an entrepreneur, I host my own Television Presenter Courses and acting classes.  I've performed as a Stand up comedian on stages across the country...this is something I still do currently as well as being a sought after MC for various events and functions....Corporate, private, Govt etc.

In film, I've acted in many movies, national and international. including the British movie, "The Eastern Bride", the Italian movie,"Karol", the British TV series,"Strike Back 2", the Canadian TV series "The Indian Detective ", the SA movie "3 Days to go" which releases in cinemas in January 2019.  I'm the lead Actress in the hit South African movie ," Keeping up with the Kandasamys " for which I was nominated for the Simon Sabela Award for Best Actress. This movie was named the number 1 South African movie due its massive box office success and rave reviews We're currently filming the sequel.  My passion for my work increases daily and I feel blessed to be able to do what I love. I'm so grateful for the wonderful opportunities.


Accomplishments: For my work on stage I was nominated twice for the FNB Vita Awards, 6 times for the Durban Theatre Awards and once for the 'Mercury Theatre Personality of the Year Award' ..all in the category 'Beat Actress'

I've been the recipient of the ffg Awards from the Dbn Theatre Awards:

Best Actress, Best Comedy Performance, Best Supporting Actress as well as the Mercury's "Most Popular Theatre Personality Award".

I was also the recipient of the Golden Peacock Award from the Indian Academy of SA for 'Outstanding Talent and Contribution to the Arts particularly in the areas of Stage, Comedy and Television'

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