Saskia Chana burst onto our television screens in 2018 in the provocative comedy drama The Bisexual (Channel 4/Hulu), alongside Desiree Akhavan (who also co-created the series), Maxine Peake and Brian Gleeson. She played the character of Deniz, a role which Saskia describes as life-changing: “It showed me that someone from my class, race and background could also get their dream and make it happen with hard work.”
Saskia found her way into acting in her 20s, taking up local acting classes to kickstart her pursuit of working in the performing arts. She finds acting very cathartic, helping her to connect to herself and others on a deeper level.
After The Bisexual, Saskia sadly had to take a break from acting, but she returned in 2019 playing Sharon in Hunter, a short-form comedy for BBC Three’s Threesomes strand, aimed at providing an opportunity to bring through talent of the future. Penned by Jon Pointing and Sophie Goodhart and produced by Baby Cow Productions, Hunter follows self-proclaimed life guru Cayden Hunter (Pointing) as he tries to balance the often unhealthy relationships between spiritual leader and his disciples.