Saskia Chana burst onto our television screens in 2018 in the provocative comedy drama The Bisexual (Channel 4), 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 dream of working in the performing arts. She finds acting very cathartic, helping her to connect to herself and others on a deeper level.
After starring in The Bisexual (Channel 4), Saskia worked on Hunter, a short-form comedy for BBC Three’s Threesomes strand. Penned by Jon Pointing and Sophie Goodhart and produced by Steve Coogan at Baby Cow Productions. Saskia made a return to our screens in the BIFA-nominated short, The Forgotten C (2020) and will feature in Rose Matefo’s comedy Starstruck (BBC Three/HBO Max) to be released later this year.