Black Theatre Live


Strictly Balti

Written & performed by Saikat Ahamed

Directed by Sally Cookson

Saikat Ahamed is a writer and performer who has been working in all areas of the industry for over fifteen years. Previous theatre work includes Treasure Island, Peter Pan and Midsummer Night’s Dream (all Bristol Old Vic), A Fine Balance (Hampstead Theatre, Tamasha Arts), Journey to the West (Tara Arts) and Cinderella (Tobacco Factory / Travelling Light, nominated for an Olivier award). Screen work includes series regular Vince Arya in Monday Monday (ITV, Talkback Thames), East is East (Assassin Films) and This Must be the Place (Indigo Films).

Saikat is also a regular on radio, having acted in numerous radio plays for the BBC and played the regular part of Vinod Mukherjee in The Asian Network’s soap, Silver Street. In 2006 he was awarded the Norman Beaton Fellowship.

Saikat has written a number of other shows including a radio play, Telling Tales which aired on the Asian Network and his first theatrical solo show The Tiger and the Moustache which toured in 2014 to rave reviews.