Mahira Kakkar is an actress born in Calcutta, India. She studied at Modern High School for Girls and attended Jadavpur University for graduation. Later, she enrolled in the most prestigious drama school, Juilliard School Drama Division in
. Mahira is a true package of energy and a humourous personality. In the last 16 years, Mahira has acted on stage, on television, and in films, with appearances in Orange is the New Black, New Amsterdam, and Louie. She always brought imagination into her play and drew ideas from the book. She was influenced by the teachings and experiences of her mother and grandmother.
She is famous for 'Hank and Asha,' 'Manifest,' and 'A Suitable Boy,' a TV series directed by
that has captured the audience's attention and served as a great piece of experience for her. Mahira always strives for different roles and enjoys doing them all. Initially, Mahira wanted to become a dancer and so learned Bharatanatyam as well. But she got into elocution at school and then started working with amateur theatre companies, which was exciting. From that point, she developed her liking for acting.
Mahira's parents have a unique role in her success. They took her to Bengali plays, Hindi plays, Ganguli's plays, and other regional plays that gradually fascinated her. In her early days, she was working non-stop, developing a play, doing a Shakespearean trilogy, workshopping, and also doing TV work in between. Mahira also worked with a big Hollywood star and in Broadway plays. For her phenomenal acting, she got the best actress award at the Napa Valley Film Festival for the role of Asha in the film Hank and Asha. Apart from her native language, Hindi and Bengali, Mahira is fluent in various languages, such as German, Afghani, and French. Mahira loves to explore different places as she feels this is the most exciting thing to do.