Leeanda Reddy who was known as Priyanka on Isindingo was born 19 September.
Biography profile of Priyanka from Isindingo
Name: Leeanda Reddy
Born: 19 September
From: Durban in South Africa
Nationality: South African
Occupation: Actress, MC, Writer and Producer
Known as: Priyanka on Isindingo
Personal life history of Priyanka from Isindingo
Leeanda Reddy who was born 19 September in Durban is a South African Actress and MC. She grew up in the Durban cities of Chatsworth and Phoenix.
She obtained her diploma from Crystal Point Secondary. At the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, she later earned a BA in Speech and Drama.
Who is Leeanda Reddy husband and children
Her longtime partner, Clive Chetty, is her husband who she got married to long time. Yorke and Zion Chetty are the couple’s two sons.
Career journey in acting
She has appeared in numerous productions at the Durban Playhouse and other locations throughout South Africa. In 2000, the ICCR invited her to perform at the International Theatre Festival in New Delhi, India.
Stage roles played by Leeanda include Lady Macbeth in Stephen Gurney’s Macbeth, Viola in Ralph Lawson’s Twelfth Night, and Titania in Pieter Scholtz’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Lead roles in Michael McAloney’s Shaken or Stirred, Sir? are among the other roles. and Ronnie Govender’s solo performance, At the Edge, in which she took on 30 various personas.
She began working on television and was the host of the magazine program Big City. After then, she was moved to hosting “Citylife.” She received an offer to play the part of “Vanashree Devan” on the eTV television soap opera Scandal! in 2005. She performed in the position up until 2006, at which point she joined the eTV series Backstage.
She began appearing in the SABC3 soap opera Isidingo on Monday, October 29, 2007, after being hired in August 2007 to play Detective Inspector Priyanka Naicker.
She appeared alongside Leon Schuster in the smash comedy Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past in 2008. She is also the co-founder of film production company ‘Mustard Seed Productions’ founded in 2008 with her friend, Krijay Govender.
In 2012, she starred in the play iNkaba as ‘Prevashnee’. She appeared in the 2013 movie Diana alongside Naomi Watts. In 2015, she joined the cast of popular soapie /sidingo and played the popular role ‘Priya Kumar’. She portrayed “Kumari Nayar” in the 2016 season of the crime-thriller television series Cape Town.
In 2017, she appeared in the international film The Dark Tower, and played the role ‘Dr. Weizak’ along with renowned actor Idris Elba.
Other career interest.
Apart from acting, she is also a writer, director, producer of stage productions where she was featured in the VW Toureg campaign, Woolworth’s billboard, print, billboard TVC campaigns, and the Budget Insurance television infomercials. Meanwhile, she became a stand-up comedian that performed in both international and local theaters.
In stage, she has performed comedy roles including: ‘Lady Macbeth’ in Stephen Gurney’s Macbeth, ‘Viola’ in Ralph, and ‘Titania’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She also played thirty different characters in a one-woman show titled Ronnie Govender.
Leeanda Reddy Awards
She has received FNB Vita Award Nominations for Best Lead Actress in Twelfth Night (2000) and for Beyond Calvary (1999).
In 2016, she was nominated for the SAFTA’s Best Lead Actress award.