Nadia Manzoor


Nadia P Manzoor is an actor, writer and producer. She spent her earlier years in a Pakistani Muslim home in North London and has since moved from Singapore to Dubai, from Boston to her home base in Brooklyn. She graduated from Boston University with an M.A. in social work where her passion was to merge the arts and social reform. Her one-woman show, Burq Off!, is a manifestation of this intention and has had sold-out runs in New York, LA, San Francisco, London and Toronto. She is the co-creator and performer of Shugs & Fats, a web series that is part slapstick comedy and part cultural commentary, highlighting the perspective of two loudmouthed hijabis living in Brooklyn. Manzoor is a cultural provocateur, a street dancer, a wise soul whose interests lie in challenging the status quo through laughter. To further fuse her interests in performance and social justice, she founded Paprika Productions, an all-female production company that produces works by brave, curious women.