AGAM DARSHI is an award winning actress and storyteller.
Born in England and raised all over Canada and currently residing in Los Angeles and Vancouver BC.
Agam has a BFA in visual arts and theatre from the University of Calgary, and a certificate in screenwriting from Langara College and has been a professional actress for over fifteen years, working internationally and garnering awards.
She recently won her third Leo Award for her role in DIRK GENTLY HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY (BBC), starring Elijha Wood. Agam has starred in numerous TV series such as PLAYED (CTV), SANCTUARY (SYFY) and DAN FOR MAYOR (CTV). She was also a lead in Emmy-winner Jason Katims’ pilot COUNTY (NBC) and worked alongside Carrie Anne Moss in the pilot NORMAL (LIFETIME). Most recently Agam Darshi is recurring in YOU ME HER (DIRECT TV), and the GOOD DOCTOR (ABC).
Agam has always been a writer. First writing for theatre, then over time for film. To date, Agam has written, produced or directed five short films the Leo nominated film FADE OUT, which was a recipient of a BRAVO!FACT grant, which Agam wrote and directed.
Recently Agam’s screenplay INDIANS IN COWTOWN was one of only six scripts accepted into the prestigious Whistler Film Festival 2018 Praxis Screenwriter’s lab, where she working intimately with a team of acclaimed writers and story editors to further develop the script.
In 2017 Agam returned to the stage and workshopped a one-person show she wrote entitled, BURNING POINT at the Railtown Actors Studio to sold out audiences over a four day period. The play is in development.
As an activist for race equality in media, Agam Darshi co-founded the INTERNATIONAL SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL (VISAFF). Currently in its seventh year, the festival focuses on ‘bridging the gap’ between South Asian talent and mainstream audiences, by breaking stereotypes and expanding North American views on South Asian culture.
- 2018 Recipient of Whistler Film Festival Praxis Screenwriting Lab for Indians in Cowtown
- 2018 Leo Award Winner for Best Guest star in a series: Dirk Gently Holistic Detective Agency (BBCAmerica)
- 2016 Recipient of Whistler Film Festival Stars to Watch
- 2014 Leo Award Nominee for best supporting actress in a seriesPlayed
- 2013 Leo Award Winner for Best Supporting Actress in a feature film, Crimes of Mike Recket
- 2012 Recipient of BRAVOFACT grant for the short film FADE OUT (for which I wrote/directed)
- 2010 recipient of TV Week's Most Beautiful People in BC.
- 2010 and 2011 Constellation Award Nominee for best supporting actress in a TV series Sanctuary.
- 2010 Leo Award Nominee for best supporting actress in the feature film 'Excited'.
- 2010 Canadian Comedy Award Nominee for best Ensemble cast for Dan for Mayor (CTV)
- 2010 Canadian Comedy Award Nominee best Ensemble cast for Almost Audrey.
- 2008 Recipient of Anokhi Magazine's 'Sexy & Successful List'.