Institute Speaker/Panelist Bio

Saara Chaudry


Saara Chaudry is an award-winning Canadian actor, dancer and singer who began her career in TV productions such as Degrassi, Combat Hospital, Desperately Seeking Santa and Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight. Saara played the role of Howie on Nickelodeon’s Max & Shred, she guest starred on PBS Kids Odd Squad., and played Saara on the Emmy award-winning series and feature film Dino Dana, which earned her a Canadian Screen Award and a Youth Media Alliance Award nomination. She currently plays Amy on Hulu/Family Channel’s Holly Hobbie. Saara has worked on several animated projects and was nominated for a 2017 Canadian Screen Award for her role as Clara in the award-winning The Curse of Clara: A Holiday Tale. She is the voice of Parvana in the Oscar, Golden Globe and Canadian Screen Award nominated feature film The Breadwinner, for which she won the ACTRA award for best voice performance. Saara is is currently working on the Netflix animated series Colorforms, she is the voice of Carmen in Let’s Go Luna, and she does the voices of Chloe and Zoe in Dog & Pony. Saara is also the Host and Lead Contributor of CBC Kids News.