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Mishka Gounden

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About Mishka: "Dynamite comes in small packages" is a saying that describes me perfectly. I was Born and raised in the leafy country side of Durban. I've always been involved in the entertainment industry for as long as I can remember and it's my passion, hobby and work combined into one. 


Qualifications and Achievements: I studied performing arts, film production, theatrical studies and film for 5 years. In that time I qualified with two  BA degrees postgraduate honours in motion pictures, film production and performing arts.

During my schooling career, university career and thereafter I became highly involved in many theatre shows and achieved multiple awards for best actress, best supporting actress as well as best director.

During my postgraduate year I ventured into South African feature films. This is where I acted and specialised in South African film and commercial films like, "Keeping Up With The Kandasamy's". 


Radio background and progression: After I completed my studies, I dabbled in community radio and finally I started to specialise in radio at lotus FM. While working on radio, I started to MC events. I then took my career to greater heights by specialising in television production and commercials. Currently, I am a lead actress in a television series called, "Imbewu-the Seed", every Monday to Friday at 9:30pm and there's more to come in the near future. . .


Hobbies: I also specialise in variations of belly dance, Bollywood fusion and flamenco dance. I am a choreographer as well as a singer. These hobbies combined also serve as a rewarding job. I enjoy travelling, historical research, linguistics as well as theology. My list of hobbies can go on. . .


General facts: I welcome challenges as they build character and make a person stronger and wiser. I have an ongoing deep desire for broadening my knowledge in general and I am ambitious. I'm goal driven and committed and dedicated to my work, which is my life. 


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