Growing up, I was always in plays, sports, math clubs, science contests, lets just say I was an active kid, when I got out of high school, I wanted to study math as that had been my strongest suit and Act because that was something I loved to do. I was blessed to be able […]
Sarah Hassan is one of Africa’s most established actors and TV personalities. She started acting at the age of 5 and has held major roles in numerous TV series and films. She has also hosted various TV shows and MC’D live events for different notable brands in the African Market.
Her first TV series, “Tahidi high” saw her scoop the BEST ACTRESS award twice in a row at the CHAT awards (2010 and 2011) in Kenya. Later on in 2014, her role in the short film ‘Now That You’re here’, which was part of the 48HOUR FILM CHALLENGE, saw her win BEST ACTRESS in Kenya 2014. In October 2015, Sarah and her co-host Charles Ouda, won the BEST TV HOSTS AWARD at the prestigious Kalasha Awards for Discovery +254. Not long after that, on the 6th of December, 2015, Sarah won the coveted BEST EAST AFRICAN JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR award at the Swahili fashion week held in Dar es salaam, for her work on Mashariki Mix and Maisha Max, showcasing the beauty of East Africa to the world. Sarah was the most googled actor in Kenya 2013 and was ranked in the top 100 most influential young Kenyans in 2016.
In January 2016, she moved to Los Angeles, California, for two and a half years to study and learn more about the film industry. While in Los Angeles, she wrote, produced, co-directed and acted in a short film, ‘The Company You Keep’ in 2018 that saw her bag 4 BEST ACTRESS AWARDS and 4 BEST SHORT FILM AWARDS.
Sarah starred and produced the digital/television film, Plan B, in 2019 which garnered over a million views on youtube in it’s first two weeks of release and now has over 2.9million views. Sarah also won BEST ACTRESS at the Kalasha International film awards 2019 and the film won BEST EAST AFRICAN FILM at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice awards 2020 in Nigeria.
Sarah was the lead producer of the feature film 40 Sticks that premiered on Netflix in 2020 and scooped 9 awards at the 2020 Kalasha International Film Awards.
Aside from that, Sarah Hassan holds a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science.