Saba Akhtar

Saba Akhtar is an actor, writer and producer raised in Houston, Texas and based in Toronto, Ontario. They studied Theatre and Performance Studies at The University of Toronto, later completing training with The Watah Theatre School and The A.M.Y Project. 

Saba has performed on the stages of Canadian Stage, Buddies in Bad Times, and Summerworks Festival. They recently appeared in the short film, Lemons, which debuted at the Next Fest Emerging Arts Festival (2022). Their work has been shown at the Paprika Festival (2022), Reel Asian Film Festival (2021), Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (2021), the National Arts Centre’s Transformation Project (2021), Rendezvous With Madness Festival (2020), and more. Saba’s writing has been published in Ultra Magazine, Mann: A poetic Reflection of the Mind, and Black Solo: Volume 3. As an arts worker, Saba has worked alongside Hot Docs Film Festival, The A.M.Y. Project, and Taqqut Productions. 

You can catch Saba performing at The Assembly Improv as a part of their house team Carl Yung Sheldon.