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 a multi-award-winning actress, producer and TV host. She is one of Africa’s most established actors and TV personalities.
She started acting at the age of 5 and became a household name when she played popular girl, Tanya in Citizen TV’s long-running high school drama Tahidi high, a debut role that earned her an award for Best Actress at the CHAT Awards twice in 2010 and 2011. Since then she has starred in numerous TV shows and films, produced a number of films as well as hosted various TV shows that have earned her multiple awards including Best actress 2014(Now That You’re here), Best Tv Host at the Kalasha Awards 2014(Discovery+ 254), Best East African Journalist 2015 at the Swahili Fashion week in Dar es salaam (Mashariki Mix and Maisha Max), Best Actress at Kalasha Awards 2019(Plan B), Best Film at the AMVCA Awards in Nigeria 2019(Plan B), Best Film at the Kalasha Awards 2020(40 Sticks), Best Actress in a film 2021(Just In Time), Best Actress in a series 2021(Crime And Justice), Best Film 2021(Just In Time)
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 including Best short film and Best Actress at the LA Shorts Awards 2018 and Best Actress at the Top Shorts Awards in LA 2018.
Through her production company Alfajiri Productions, Sarah also stepped more actively behind the camera producing the short film, ‘The Company you keep’ while in Los Angeles, the romantic comedy ‘Plan B’ that has now garnered over 4.5Million organic views on Youtube, the short film ‘Reflections’, as well as the East African/West African Family Comedy-Drama, ‘Just In Time’ that is now streaming worldwide on Netflix. She also served as lead producer for the Kenyan Thriller ’40 Sticks’ that in now streaming on Netflix and earned 8 awards at the Kalasha Awards including Best Film.
Sarah was the most googled actor in Kenya 2013 and was ranked in the top 100 most influential young Kenyans in 2016 and 2021. Aside from that, Sarah Hassan holds a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science and is the founder and creative director of Alfajiri Productions.