Born in England and raised all over Canada, Agam Darshi is an award winning actor, writer and filmmaker currently splitting her time between Canada and Los Angeles, California.
Most recently, Agam wrote and performed the one-woman show BURNING POINT, which premiered at the Railtown Actors Studio to sold out audiences and rave reviews.
As a successful actress, Agam has been working professionally across Canada and the United States for the past 14 years. In 2012 she won a Leo Award for best supporting actress for her role as Jasleen Recket in Bruce Sweeney’s crime drama CRIMES OF MIKE RECKETT, which premiered at TIFF. Agam has starred in numerous TV series such as PLAYED (CTV), SANCTUARY (SYFY) and DAN FOR MAYOR (CTV). She was also a cast member 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 DIRK GENTLY THE HOLISTIC AGENT (BBCA). She also appears in the critically acclaimed feature film BRAIN ON FIRE, which premiered at TIFF this past year.
To date, Agam has written and produced five short films. PREETI AND SWEETY’S CANADIAN CHRISTMAS is an excerpt of a feature film she co-wrote that is currently in development. This short that Agam co-directed and in which she stars, has been screening at festivals internationally. In 2013, Agam wrote and directed the Leo nominated film FADE OUT, which was a recipient of a BRAVO!FACT grant. In 2008 Agam wrote, produced and starred in BOLLYWOOD BECKONS a short film that went on to screen at numerous festivals nationally and internationally.
Agam Darshi is the co-founder of Western Canada’s very first 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 and stories.