Montreal’s Centaur Theatre to feature acclaimed play by Fenulla Jiwani. Husein Madhavji and Shafik Kamani also star in production

Fenulla co-wrote and performed in the multidisciplinary theatrical production “The Source” for the Aga Khan Arts and Culture Board, Ontario. Hussein Madhavji co-emceed the Canadian Golden Jubilee Games Award ceremony in Vancouver.

FENULLA JIWANIFenulla is Artistic Director of FenStar Productions. A writer, producer, make-up artist, dancer, singer, choreographer and an actor for theatre and film, Fenulla’s sheer desire for the Performing Arts began with her first performance at the age of five. She pursued her passion after completing a Bachelor of Education with a Bachelor of Arts in Specialized Honours Psychology. She is a graduate of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts. Fenulla has also written, produced and performed in two original touring stage productions, “Light of India”(2005) and “Bollywood Bonanza”(2006). She has also written two plays for the Aga Khan Arts & Culture Board. Most recently she wrote, directed and acted in “Qalam-e Ishq” (Pen of Love), performed at the Direct Energy Centre November 2008 prior to the visit of His Highness The Aga Khan during his Golden Jubilee Celebration.

HUSEIN MADHAVJIHusein is pleased to be out West for “30 Dates”! Born and raised in London, Ontario, Husein began his acting career on stage and in short films throughout high school and university. After graduating from Ryerson University’s Radio and Television Arts Program, he made the move from being an actor to interviewing some of the worlds best. Husein started out hosting in Winnipeg, moved to Northern California working for the UPN network and then back home to Canada as the host for Star – Canada’s Entertainment Channel. Husein is also singer/songwriter, screenwriter and a documentarian. His film on the Ugandan-Asian settlement in Canada made its way to Parliament Hill! “30 Dates” is bringing Husein back to his acting roots. He is shooting several short films in Toronto and just finished performing in a pilot for the CBC called “Throwing Stones”

SHAFIK KAMANIAs an artist Shafik lives in a world of his imagination and enjoys exploring different facets of creativity through painting, dancing and acting. Shafik’s performance days started at the age of 2, using his grandmother’s coffee table as his stage. His acting credits include ‘The Masked Spirit Yang’ in The Source, ‘Feste’ in Twelfth Night, ‘man’ in Re-Writing the Script and as a dancer in Joinda Yabinda. Shafik has studied dance at MDO Studios and Upstage Productions. In 2007, his alter ego Ms. Malika Jaan (Queen of hearts) – the fabulous Indian diva was born and life has never been the same.

References:
http://www.scenechanges.com/previews.html#thirty
http://communities.canada.com/montrealgazette
http://www.mybindi.com/lifestyles/Article

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, its achievements and humanitarian works.

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  1. CONRATULATIONS! MUBARAKIS, AND ALL THE VERY BEST TO FENULLA, HUSSEIN AND SHAFIK, WE ARE PROUD OF YOU ALL, AND WE PRAY THAT MAY HAZAR IMAM SHOWERS HIS CHOICEST LOVING BLESSINGS ON YOU ALL ON YOUR ACHIEVEMENT. AMEEN…. ” YOU ALL YOUTHS ARE OUR ISMAILI STARS “

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