Sangeetha Gowda is an Award-Winning Australian Actor, Writer, Director & Producer from Sydney.
With dreams of becoming an Actress, she soon faced a lack of opportunity as an Ethnic Australian Actor in the industry, with the only roles available being stereotypical or not reflecting her true identity in an honest way. It was these struggles that led her to co-found the Independent Film Company NOAH Films with her partner Marshall, combining her love of writing and his knack for filming.
Sangeetha's work through NOAH Films has been recognised and awarded at film festivals internationally, including 'Best Mental Health Awareness' for her first featurette Lost Focus (2019) at Sydney Indie Film Festival, 'Best Director' & 'Best Production Design' at the British Web Awards for Social Murderer (2021) - which also received 'Best Drama', 'Best Writing' & 'Best Actress' nominations in Britain, Rio & Asia. Social Murderer also screened as part of Melbourne Women in Film Festival at ACMI (2021). Perpetua (2022) which she starred in and produced earned her an 'Actress of the Year Nomination' at the LA Actors Awards and took out the 'Grand Jury Award' at the Show for Change Film Festival. Recently, 'Red Lantern' (2023) which she co-wrote and Directed was one of 5 films selected and commissioned by Blacktown Arts through the Australian Government & Council for the Arts.
Sangeetha's work often involves social impact storytelling, with her mission to shine a light on important topics, spread awareness on mental health, and be inclusive in providing opportunities to Actors and Filmmakers of all Ethnic backgrounds. In 2021, she co-founded the online platform Diversity Australia Magazine - to showcase and provide more opportunities to Ethnic Australians from all backgrounds to be seen and celebrated.