Actor. Singer. Dancer. Mathematician.
Hi! I'm a London based actress hailing from Sri Lanka, the USA, and Australia. I just graduated from the Musical Theatre MA at the Royal Academy of Music, and am working as a freelance singer/teacher whilst auditioning!
I practically learnt to walk in dance classes. My love for musical theatre was born in primary school in the USA and only kept growing when my family moved to Sri Lanka when I was 9. There I managed to take part in every Workshop Players Production I could manage, and won both the Musical Theatre and People's Choice awards of the Colombo Music Festival in 2012, as the youngest competitor at 16 years old. I spent all my spare time on stage and naturally moved across the world to read Mathematics at Imperial College London!
Following my academic pathway to a stable backup career option, I made the most of Imperial College and Kings College's Musical Theatre Societies as cast, director, choreographer, and producer of many different shows. I worked for 3 years with The Techtonics, Imperial's all-male collegiate a cappella group as their choreographer, helping them be the first non-US group to win the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella on Broadway in 2016 with multiple Outstanding Choreography awards. I also worked as one of two resident choreographers on the TV show SING: Ultimate A Cappella, on Sky1 in 2017, and has since worked independently with several collegiate groups on choreography and performance skills.
In 2018 after graduating with an MSci in Mathematics from Imperial College London, I accepted my place on the Royal Academy of Music's Musical Theatre Company 2018/19 , and just graduated from RAM in July 2019.
Roshani's side projects, check them out!
Recently, Roshani worked on Sky 1 HD's singing competition show in 2017, Sing: Ultimate A Cappella, as a resident choreographer under Paul Roberts. She works independently with a cappella groups to develop their choreography and enhance their performance skills. Roshani also offers sessions for any kind of performing group (bands, singers, musicians), to help them bring out the best of their live performances.
Roshani is a co-founder of the London open mic night chain, Pint-Sized Performances. It provides people of London with a free supportive platform where all types of artists can perform or try out new work. Performers sign up a few weeks in advance and get a short soundcheck on the day, making it feel like a real gig. Currently held at the Finborough Arms in Earl's Court, Pint-Sized nights happen on the first thursday of every month!