Nimmi Harasgama is an actor and writer. She started her writing career as a documentary maker working in Sri Lanka for Young Asia Television and various Non-Governmental Organisation’s. Her most notable documentaries were about Children Affected By Armed Conflict and Street Children in Sri Lanka produced for Save The Children Norway, which were aired on Swedish television.
She went on to script and present daily shows for Young People around Asia (Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh). She was trained by Christopher Rallings, one of the creators of Panorama.
She co-wrote and produced ‘Trolley Talk’ for Pan Centre for Intercultural Arts, which was performed at the Camden People’s Theatre. She then went on to be commissioned by Tamasha Theatre Company to write a one woman show based on her online character Auntie Netta. After a residency at BAC, Tamasha produced the one woman show ‘Auntie Netta’s Holiday For Asylum’ for the Edinburgh Fringe.
Her play ‘My Homemade Kite’ was part of Kali Theatre’s Women In War Series and had a rehearsed reading at Tristan Bates Theatre.
Nimmi has published three English language magazines in Sri Lanka.
Nimmi’s TV show ‘Brown Girl Panic’ has been optioned by Seven Seas Production.
She is co-writing a feature ‘Krishnaveni’ with BAFTA nominated director Philip John
A TV show based on Auntie Netta is also underdevelopment.