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Veena Sood is an award-winning actress - of Indian descent, and is internationally recognized for her versatility in both comedy and drama. She has a theatre degree in Drama and went on to co-found "The Loose Moose Theatre Company" with Improv master Keith Johnstone. Over the years Veena has appeared in countless plays, films, television series, and continues to perform her improvisation shows. Veena grew up in the Canadian Rockies where she developed a passion for outdoor pursuits & nature expeditions. She was even a competitive rodeo participant when she was younger. She continues to live in the mountains in western Canada - and continues her passion for nature by traveling to remote world locations on nature expeditions.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: L.L.A.

Spouse (1)

J. Johnson (30 August 2008 - present)

Trivia (12)

Sister of actor Manoj Sood and musician Ashwin Sood.
Has dual citizenship to Canada, and the U.K.
Was born in Nairobi, Kenya, to parents of Punjabi descent. Immigrated to Canada when she was 7 years of age.
Has a great ear for accents; had to do a Scottish/East Indian accent for the film Nina's Heavenly Delights (2006) - which was shot on location in Glasgow, Scotland.
Sister-in-law of singer Sarah McLachlan.
Has traveled by canoe down the Amazon river, explored the Canadian Rockies extensively on horseback, the Queen Charlotte Islands, and safaried the Masai Mara.
She made guest appearances on all three of the longest running North American science fiction series: The X-Files (1993), Stargate SG-1 (1997) and Smallville (2001).
Aunt of Kama L. Sood.
Graduated high school at age 16, and graduated from University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree by age 20.
Veena was recently honored by the Canadian acting union UBCP/ACTRA with The Lorena Gale Woman Of Distinction Award - annually presented to actresses whose work embodies accomplishments that advance the status of women in our society and the continued growth and diversification of opportunities for women.
In 2014, the Canadian actors' union UBCP/ACTRA awarded Veena the Sam Payne Award for her contributions in humanity, artistic integrity and encouragement of new talent.
November 2017 Veena was awarded the UBCP/ACTRA Woman of Distinction Award for her contributions in advancing the status of women in the film industry.

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