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From Tamasha, the award-winning theatre company that brought us East is East. Sudha Bhuchar, Co-creator: joint founder and Artistic Director of Tamasha, and is both an actor and playwright. She played Rabia in Emteaz Hussain's Sweet Cider at the Arcola Theatre in 2008. In 2006, she played Dina Dalal in Tamasha’s A Fine Balance (based on the novel by Rohinton Mistry) at Hampstead Theatre. Her many acting credits include, Murder (BBC) by Abi Morgan, EastEnders (BBC), Doctors (BBC), Holby City (BBC) and Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Royal National Theatre), and she is a regular on the BBC Radio drama Silver Street. Her writing credits for Tamasha include Balti Kings, Fourteen Songs, Two Weddings and A Funeral, Strictly Dandia and A Fine Balance in which she also performed, in May 2006, her first children’s play: Child of the Divide (Polka Theatre) and most recently her adaptation of Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba - The House of BIlquis Bibi. She writes regularly with Shaheen Khan and their many credits include three series of Girlies for BBC Radio 4 and Balti Kings (the stage play, as well as a six part series for Radio 4). Their screenplay, The House Across the Street, has been shown on BBC4 as part of a new writers’ initiative, and they have co-written an episode of Doctors for the BBC. Sudha also co-wrote a short film Midnight Feast, which was screened at the 11th Raindance Film Festival. Sudha jointly won, with Kristine Landon-Smith, the 2005 Asian Women of Achievement Award for Arts and Culture and the 2010 First Women Award in the Tourism and Leisure category.