Minita Gandhi  |  National Mentorship Co-Director


About Minita (She/her/hers)

Minita Gandhi is an actress / playwright / storyteller born in Mumbai, India. Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, she is proud to call Chicago her artistic home for over 9 years. MUTHALAND is her first full length play. It was workshopped at Silk Road Theater for their Solo Festival, selected for the Ignition Festival of new plays at Victory Gardens Theater and invited to the Raven Theater for a special performance sponsored by the Indo-American Heritage Museum. 

Minita can be seen in the recurring role of Dr. Prospere on NBC's Chicago Fire, and has appeared on Fox's hit show Empire, NBC's Crisis, ABC's Betrayal, Fox's The Chicago Code, and was The Onion News Network's anchor, Nina Shankar. She is a proud pledge host with PBS for their WTTW Chicago affiliate station Channel 11. 

Minita has worked at a number of regional theaters across the country including Berkeley Repertory Theater, The Arena Stage, Milwaukee Repertory Theater and Lookingglass Theater. She has been directed by Tony award winning adaptor and director Mary Zimmermann, and originated the role of Priya in Silk Road's Rising World Premiere production of Rajiv Joseph's The Lake Effect. Minita travels with the corporate comedy improv troupe, Wavelength, and is a Master Instructor for Pinnacle Performance Company training executives in communication all over the world. Minita is a lover of life. 

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