Aysha's first onscreen role was as aspiring doctor Sita Desai in season eight of Shameless. She went on to appear in the film Jadoo alongside Ray Panthaki, a Breakthrough Brit in 2014, who later cast her in his film Convenience. Aysha was nominated for the prestigious Ian Charleston Award for her performance in Iqbal Khan’s Much Ado About Nothing, and for an Off West End Award for best female performance in the role of Khadija in Khadija is 18. Whilst acting in The Djinns of Eidgah at the Royal Court Theatre, Aysha was spotted by casting directors to play the role of Sooni Dalal in the Channel 4 series Indian Summers, a role she will be reprising in the upcoming second series.
BAFTA is such a huge organisation and it’s wonderful to have them recognise you in this way. I’m really excited. I’d love to meet some people I wouldn’t otherwise meet, other actresses that I could ask for advice and directors I’d love to work with. It’s an amazing opportunity. I want to keep making progress in everything I do, I’d like everything I do to be better than the last thing. You soon realise that you’re never going to know everything, so you need to be open to constantly learning.