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Veena Sood

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Veena Sood is a Kenyan-born Canadian-based film and television actress of Punjabi Indian descent.

She works in both the UK and Canada. She starred in "Grace", Connie and Carla, Helen, 50/50, The Big Year, the Canada/UK film Touch of Pink, (which received a standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival), ITV's Compulsion featuring Ray Winstone and Parminder Nagra, & the UK film Nina's Heavenly Delights.
She has been seen on television in recurring roles in the series "Signed, Sealed & Delivered", Bates Motel, Saving Hope, Caprica, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Endgame, & Battlestar Galactica.
She co-founded Calgary's Loose Moose Theatre Company (LMTC) best known for their Improvisational theatre work, with improv master teacher Keith Johnstone. Veena has also performed one-woman improvised shows at Canadian and U.K. comedy festivals with her character "The Maharani". She used to co-host CBC Television's women's talk show In the Company of Women.

Veena is cousin of Ashwin Sood, Sarah McLachlan's drummer and ex-husband, and sister of Manoj Sood, who played Baber on Little Mosque on the Prairie.

Has won several awards for her acting work in Canada; including a Jessie Richardson Award (theatre), & a Leo Award (Television).

She has a great ear for accents, having had to do a Scottish/Punjabi accent for Nina's Heavenly Delights.

She is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys hiking the back country of the Canadian Rockies and kayaking the remote B.C. coastline.
She has also canoed down the Amazon River and safaried the Masai Mara in Kenya, the country of her birth.

She was born in Nairobi, Kenya and grew up in Calgary, Alberta.
Currently, Veena continues her improvisational theatre work as the co-artistic director of Keith Johnstone's The Life Game.

Sood voiced Ms. Harshwhinny, the Equestria Games inspector, in the animated TV series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.

Both her father, and her sister-in-law have been awarded the Order of Canada, and her brother in-law a Nobel Peace Prize.

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Filmography of Veena Sood (28 films)

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Actress

The Women of Marwen
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Actors Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Falk Hentschel, Janelle Monáe, Eiza González
Roles Martha Harter
Rating59% 2.965762.965762.965762.965762.96576
Après s'être fait tabasser dans un bar, Mark Hogancamp reste plusieurs jours dans le coma. À son réveil, il est frappé d'amnésie. Il va alors se créer un monde imaginaire, nommé Marwencol. Il est rapidement obsédé par la création en miniature d'une ville au temps de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Comme une auto-thérapie, Mark invente des lieux imaginaires qu'il peuple avec des poupées représentant sa famille et ses amis. Il « rencontre » plusieurs femmes qui habitent son univers, comme la sorcière belge Deja Thoris, GI Julie ou encore Caralala. Tout cela lui redonne la force physique et mentale nécessaire pour le retour à la réalité.
Downsizing
Downsizing (2017)
, 2h15
Directed by Alexander Payne
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films set in the future
Actors Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig, Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis, Niecy Nash
Roles Leislureland Housewife
Rating56% 2.842892.842892.842892.842892.84289
Dans un futur proche, des scientifiques mettent au point un processus pour lutter contre la surpopulation. En effet, le downsizing permet de réduire les humains à une taille d’environ 12 cm. Chacun réalise que réduire sa taille est surtout une bonne occasion d’augmenter de façon considérable son niveau de vie. Cette promesse d’un avenir meilleur décide Paul Safranek et sa femme Audrey à abandonner le stress de leur quotidien à Omaha, pour se lancer dans une aventure qui changera leur vie pour toujours.
Une dangereuse élève, 1h30
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller
Actors Josie Loren, Niall Matter, Sarah Strange, Michael Hogan, Veena Sood
Roles Dr. Morani
Rating51% 2.582212.582212.582212.582212.58221
Nick Howarth, professeur et écrivain, donne des cours d'écriture aux détenues de la prison de Pac West. Il y fait la connaissance de Teresa et l'encourage dans l'écriture de son premier roman sur une étudiante qui tue son professeur. 5 ans plus tard, Nick est devenu un romancier à succès grâce à l'histoire de la jeune femme. Lors d'une séance de dédicaces, Teresa, se sentant trahie, lui fait comprendre qu'il est hors de question qu'il s'attribue seul le bénéfice de son succès...
Finding Mrs. Claus, 1h29
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Christmas films
Actors Mira Sorvino, Will Sasso, Laura Vandervoort, Lindsay Maxwell, Veena Sood, Andy Thompson
Roles Principal
Rating62% 3.1447653.1447653.1447653.1447653.144765
Hope, une petite fille gentille, adorable et pleine d'énergie, vit à Las Vegas seule avec sa mère célibataire. Elle est triste de voir sa mère ne plus croire en l'amour, ni à la magie de Noël. Elle décide alors d'écrire à la femme du père Noël. Touchée, cette dernière décide de se rendre à Las Vegas pour aider Hope et se lie avec la maman afin de jouer les marieuses.
50/50
50/50 (2011)
, 1h40
Directed by Jonathan Levine
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Films about cancer
Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston, Philip Baker Hall
Roles Nurse Stewart
Rating76% 3.8479053.8479053.8479053.8479053.847905
Adam Lerner is a 27-year-old public radio journalist in Seattle with an artist girlfriend Rachael, of whom his best friend and co-worker Kyle disapproves; where Kyle is brash and outspoken, Adam is more introverted and mild-mannered.
The Big Year, 1h40
Directed by David Frankel
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Steve Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Rosamund Pike, JoBeth Williams, Rashida Jones
Roles Nurse Katie
Rating61% 3.098163.098163.098163.098163.09816
The film follows three amateur birders who each set out to achieve a Big Year. They are Brad Harris (Jack Black), a 36-year-old computer programmer based in Baltimore; Stu Preissler (Steve Martin), founder and CEO of a New York company bearing his name; and a roofing contractor named Kenny Bostick (Owen Wilson), who holds the current Big Year record of 732 birds.
Helen
Helen (2009)
, 2h
Directed by Sandra Nettelbeck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Ashley Judd, Goran Višnjić, Lauren Lee Smith, Alberta Watson, Alexia Fast, Leah Cairns
Rating64% 3.2002953.2002953.2002953.2002953.200295
Belle, brillante, mariée à David, mère d’une adorable jeune adolescente et professeur de musique, Helen semble avoir la vie parfaite. Elle semble… en effet, car en réalité elle camouffle un lourd secret depuis plusieurs années. Elle souffre d’une dépression profonde qui l’empêche de vivre sa vie. Même si sa famille et ses amis tentent de la sortir de l’abîme, personne ne comprend vraiment sa souffrance, elle trouve alors refuge auprès de l’un de ses élèves. Il est clair que la seule personne capable de sauver Helen, c’est… elle-même.
Possession
Possession (2009)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lee Pace, Tuva Novotny, Michael Landes, Chelah Horsdal, William B. Davis
Rating56% 2.800442.800442.800442.800442.80044
Jess (Gellar) is a sweet-natured but driven lawyer who puts her career ahead of her personal life and ahead of her marriage to her artist husband, Ryan (Landes). The couple is on the verge of their first wedding anniversary, and though they are happy, the thorn in the side of their relationship is Ryan's brother Roman (Pace). Where Ryan comes across as an honest and sweet man, Roman is the direct opposite. Roman is moody and violent, particularly with his casual girlfriend Casey (Novotny), and Jess is terrified of him, particularly as she met Ryan through Roman when she represented him in court on an aggravated assault charge. When Roman overhears Jess and Ryan discussing their plans to send him to a halfway house, he packs his bags and leaves in his car.
Barbie & the Diamond Castle, 1h15
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Musical theatre, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Kelly Sheridan, Maryke Hendrikse, Noémie Orphelin, Kathleen Barr, Brigitte Virtudes, Chantal Strand
Roles Sparkles/Lily
Rating64% 3.2024353.2024353.2024353.2024353.202435
The movie begins with Barbie and Teresa writing a song together on their guitars when Barbie's sister Stacie storms in, angry at her friend Courtney. Barbie decides to tell Stacie the story of two friends named Liana and Alexa, who also get angry at each other.
Murder Unveiled, 1h34
Origin Canada
Actors Anita Majumdar, Lushin Dubey, Vinay Pathak, Vik Sahay, Michael Benyaer, Veena Sood
Roles Magistrate
Rating71% 3.59623.59623.59623.59623.5962
In India, a young woman is kidnapped, and her young male companion beaten within an inch of his life. He is working class Sikh, Surinder Singh; she is his wife, the former Davinder Samra, a Canadian Sikh whom he met when she visited India a year earlier for her cousin's wedding. For both, it was love at first sight. However, Davinder comes from a traditional Sikh family, who made their fortune in Canada. Her parents, who knew nothing of Surinder when Surinder and Davinder eloped, were seeking a suitable husband for her. As the story unfolds leading to the kidnapping/beating and the subsequent investigation by the local police and Crime Investigation Division, the power of money and of Sikh family honor is shown.
The Butterfly Effect 2, 1h33
Directed by John R. Leonetti
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Time travel films, Alternate history films
Actors Eric Lively, Erica Durance, Dustin Milligan, Gina Holden, David Lewis, Andrew Airlie
Roles Nurse
Rating45% 2.251782.251782.251782.251782.25178
Julie (Erica Durance) and her boyfriend, Nick (Eric Lively), are celebrating Julie's 24th birthday with their friends Trevor (Dustin Milligan) and Amanda (Gina Holden). Julie and Nick start to discuss their future when Nick is called in to work, urgently. He has to go to the meeting because he is up against co-worker Dave (David Lewis) for a promotion. As the four friends drive back to the city there's an accident with a semi-truck. Of the four friends, Nick is the only survivor. Later, when looking at a photograph of himself and Julie, everything in the room begins to shudder and shake, while the people in the photograph begin moving.
Nina's Heavenly Delights, 1h34
Directed by Pratibha Parmar
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Shelley Conn, Laura Fraser, Art Malik, Veena Sood, Atta Yaqub, Raji James
Roles Suman Shah
Rating63% 3.152273.152273.152273.152273.15227
When young Glaswegian cook Nina Shah (Shelley Conn) returns home for her father's funeral after three estranged years in London, England, she begins a romantic relationship with Lisa (Laura Fraser), an old childhood friend who now owns half the late father's Indian restaurant, The New Taj. Together they seek to save the restaurant by winning the national "Best in the West Curry Competition" for a third time. Nina's mother Suman (Veena Sood) and brother Kary (Atta Yaqub), however, want to sell the place to fellow restaurateur Raj (Art Malik), whose chef son Sanjay (Raji James) had been left at the altar by Nina. Lending the young women moral support is Nina's flamboyant gay friend Bobbi (Ronny Jhutti), and Nina's younger sister Priya (Zoe Henretty).
Two for the Money, 2h2
Directed by D.J. Caruso
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Sports films, American football films
Actors Al Pacino, Matthew McConaughey, Rene Russo, Armand Assante, Jeremy Piven, Jaime King
Rating61% 3.099043.099043.099043.099043.09904
Brandon Lang (McConaughey) is a former college football star who, after sustaining a career-ending injury, takes a job handicapping football games. His success at choosing winners catches the eye of Walter Abrams (Pacino), the slick head of one of the biggest sports consulting operations in the United States. Walter takes Brandon under his wing, and soon they are making tremendous amounts of money.
Connie and Carla, 1h38
Directed by Michael Lembeck
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Crime
Themes Feminist films, Mafia films, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Musical films, Political films, Buddy films, Gangster films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Toni Collette, Nia Vardalos, David Duchovny, Stephen Pinella, Alec Mapa, Ian Gomez
Roles Mrs. Morse
Rating62% 3.149923.149923.149923.149923.14992
Connie (Nia Vardalos) and Carla (Toni Collette) are two performers whose lifelong friendship and co-obsession with musical theater have brought nothing but career dead ends. Despite this they continue their optimism, hosting a variety act at an airport lounge. After accidentally witnessing a mafia hit in Chicago, they go on the run, landing in Los Angeles. Initially working at a beauty salon, they wind up posing as drag queens and auditioning to host a drag revue at a gay club.
Touch of Pink, 1h30
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about Islam, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jimi Mistry, Suleka Mathew, Kris Holden-Ried, Kyle MacLachlan, Veena Sood, Brian George
Roles Dolly
Rating65% 3.2989253.2989253.2989253.2989253.298925
Alim is a young gay man. Born in Kenya and raised in Toronto, he moved to London to get away from his conservative upbringing. He faces the hardships of coming out to his widowed mother Nuru, as well as hardships in his relationship with his boyfriend Giles. Alim has an imaginary friend (or maybe a guardian angel or ghost friend, depending on how literally or symbolically one takes the film) who is supposedly Cary Grant, who gives Alim advice when Alim is in trouble. Unfortunately, the advice often seems to make more trouble.