2017 Eastern Eye: Arts, Culture & Theatre Awards – WINNER
2017 Leicester New Comedian of the Year – RUNNER-UP
2017 New Act of the Year – RUNNER-UP
2016 BBC New Comedy – FINALIST
2016 Comedy Kinghts – FINALIST
2013 Funny Women – FINALIST
Born and brought up in India, with degrees from Delhi University, Oxford University, the University of Chicago, half a PHD, a successful career in investment banking, three kids and a bizarrely gigantic Labrador, Sindhu Vee decided it was time to make her parents proud and start a career in comedy.
Sindhu performed her first ever gig in 2012 at the Funny Women Award’s heats – making it to the semi-finals and then a year later, the finals. With nerves of steel and some might say a slight competitive streak, Sindhu has also competed at the 2013 Amused Moose Comedy Awards (quarter finalist), in 2016 she was a finalist in the Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian of the Year competition and the BBC New Comedy Awards. This year Sindhu was a runner-up in the 2017 Leicester New Comedian of the Year and New Act of the Year Awards and won the Comedy Award at the 2017 Eastern Eye: Arts, Culture & Theatre Awards this May.
Following these hugely successful beginnings, it’s been a swift rise for Sindhu with invitations flying in to perform worldwide, from the US to India – where in 2014, Sindhu performed to sold out audiences in Delhi and featured in a television special, Rising Stars of Comedy on India’s premier English channel, NDTV. In 2015 she was invited to join 5 Indian comics at Coimbatore’s Laughathon and was named in Shaadi-Etiyaadi’s (an Indian blog) among the top 18 comics in India.
Back on UK soil, Sindhu is already a firm favourite on the comedy circuit securing gigs across the country including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) and two sell-out nights at London’s coveted Museum of Comedy with her solo show The Girl From Sindhustan.
Alongside stand-up Sindhu has a flourishing television & radio career, having performed live for the BBC Asian Network’s Big Comedy Night at the Watford Palace Theatre, BBC’s Asian Network Comedy Night at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a support slot for Live From The BBC for BBC Worldwide and Alan Davies As Yet Untitled for Channel Dave. On radio Sindhu has appeared a host of shows for BBC including; Woman’s Hour 70th Birthday Party, It’s a Funny World and Preeya Kalidas’ weekly show Kupid Kalidas for which she is the voice of ‘Auntie G’. Sindhu is also the new host of BBC Radio 4’s Comedy of the Week podcast, and has her own BBC Radio 4 Comedy Special coming soon – Sindhustan.
Following a hugely successful warm-up show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August where she was consistently oversubscribed and on one occasion had to turn over 70 audience members away for being over capacity, Sindhu is currently working on her first solo stand-up hour, set to debut at the Fringe next August. Sindhu also has a number of other exciting projects in development including a television creation of her own and also a talented actress, Sindhu has recently wrapped filming on her first feature film and two sit-com appearances, more details to be announced soon!
“Priceless” — Chortle
“Refreshing; clever stuff” –Bruce Dessau
“Excellent” –Broadway Baby
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