Ariana Sajnani is known for her work in Welcome to
(2018), Peter Pan Factory (2017) and Stardumb (2014). Her nickname is Ari. Ariana just graduated with her MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. Ariana Sajnani is Eurasian, possessing a mixed Asian (Indian) and European (Greek) ancestry. She was awarded a summer acting scholarship to attend the prestigious California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) where she became exposed to a variety of drama approaches. Ariana is graduated from Cal State Northridge (CSUN) with a B.A. in Theatre. Ariana is also a graduate of Subhash Ghai’s renowned film institute “Whistling Woods International Limited” (WWI) located in Mumbai, India. For two years, Ariana obtained a panoramic view of the Indian film industry as she studied with internationally renowned actors and directors.
Ariana became exposed to different aspects of film making, such as directing, producing, editing, cinematography, and script writing. Also, it was during this same time she became introduced to the Method Acting technique. After receiving her film diploma in India, Ariana returned to Los Angeles where, in addition to working full-time as a waitress. She immersed herself in theater plays and short films. She continued her training in singing (Soprano), improvisation (The Groundlings, LA) and dance. She also co-produced and had a guest star role in the web series ""Stardumb."" She also performed in Narumi Nakayama’s short film titled ""Peter Pan Factory.” The film is presently in final production as an entrant in the Los Angeles Film Festival.
In theater Ariana has had many lead roles in various productions including “JUAREZ: A MEXICAN DOCUDRAMA” (nominated for the Kennedy Center for Arts competition), “THE ODD COUPLE”, “THE CRUCIBLE”, “THE MUSIC MAN” and supporting roles in “ORDINARY PEOPLE”, “TAMING OF THE SHREW”, “ANYTHING GOES” and “SIX CHARACTERS.’’ Ariana’s desire to further her knowledge of Constantin Stanislavski’s “system” methodology prompted her to apply to the Actor’s Studio Drama School (ASDS) at Pace University in New York where she is presently completing her MFA degree. Through intense training, this rigorous three-year program encourages serious and detailed personal work. A
riana is a member of SAG/AFTRA, AEA and a member of the Indo American Council. She is an active member of the New York Indian Film Festival. Ariana just performed in her MFA Actors Studio Drama School Thesis piece, ""Proof"" by David Auburn as the role of ""Claire."" Ariana recently had a day player role on the primetime Bollywood television show, ""Partners."" She appeared as Sharmila in 88,89 and 90 episodes. Ariana also performed a scene from ""Up, Down, Strange, Charmed, Beauty, and Truth,"" by Edward Allan Baker for the Actors Studio Drama School Industry Showcase happened on March 5th, 2018. The Vashu and
production of the Bollywood feature film, ""Welcome to New York"" in which Ariana has a featured supporting role.