Neerja Naik

Actress and Ambassador, Childreach’s Taught Not Trafficked

Neerja Naik is a British actress, who graduated from Cambridge University before training at the Drama Centre London. Most recently, Neerja played Hermia to great critical acclaim in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, completing Sir Trevor Nunn's directorial canon of all 37 of Shakespeare's plays as part of the 400 year celebrations. In her latest feature film, Neerja plays Anita, a survivor of trafficking in SOLD directed by Oscar & Emmy award winning Jeffrey Brown, starring Gillian Anderson & David Arquette with Emma Thompson as a producer. The film was a Best of Festival pick at the Palm Springs International Film Festival 2015. Prior to this in HACKNEY'S FINEST, Neerja plays the role of Pari, an Afghan biker chick, directed by Chris Bouchard. She was also seen in BBC's CASUALTY in an episode directed by Oscar nominated Ian Barnes. In LIFE GOES ON Neerja starred alongside Bollywood veterans Om Puri, Sharmila Tagore & Girish Karnad. As a direct result of her work on SOLD both as an actress and an associate producer, Neerja has become an Ambassador for CHILDREACH INTERNATIONAL and their TAUGHT NOT TRAFFICKED campaign.