Current Associates

Ameet Chana Director 

Ameet previously performed Rifco's in Happy Birthday Sunita, Bollywood 2000 and Bollywood: Yet Another Lovestory for Rifco. He also co-curated the British Asian Festival, was the Assistant Director on Laila The Musical and observed Director Pravesh Kumar on Miss Meena & the Masala Queens.

Theatre credits include Anita & Me (Birmingham Rep/Theatre Royal Stratford East), The Djinns of Eidgah (Royal Court Theatre), Helmet (Traverse/Soho Theatre), Back of the Throat (Old Red Lion), Crazy Horse (Paines Plough), Balti Kings (Tamasha), Wicked! Yaar (Royal National Theatre). TV credits include Eastenders, My Jihad, Doctors, Casualty (BBC), The Bill (Thames Television), The Empress’s New Clothes (Hat Trick Productions). Film credits include Bend It Like Beckham (British Screen), Run Fat Boy Run (Material Ents), Jab Tak Hai Jaan (Yash Raj Films), It Could Be You (Vita Pictures).

Ameet is heavily involved in the British Asian music scene and presented Bhangra Breakdown, a weekly weekend show on the BBC Asian Network. As director he has directed and produced several music videos for leading British Asian artists. 

Sukh Ojla Playwright 

Sukh is an actress, writer and stand up comedian. 

Theatre credits include Future Conditional (Old Vic), Coconut (Park Theatre), Skin Like Butter (The Etcetera), Ladylogue! (Tristan Bates Theatre), There’s Something Simmy, MummyJi Presents (Rifco). TV credits include Black Mirror (Channel 4), Britz (Channel 4), Eastenders, Hospital People (BBC). Film credits include Victoria and Abdul (Stephen Frears).

Sukh won Monologue Slam with her self-penned monologue Settling and is in the process of developing it into a screenplay. Sukh has written and performed stand up comedy for the Alchemy Festival, won the Make The Cut competition at the St James Theatre and recently performed at BBC Asian Network’s Big Comedy Night at Watford Palace Theatre.  

Having workshopped various new writing projects she is now focussing on developing her own writing and producing work with an authentic diasporic voice for the South Asian community.  

Sukh's debut play Pyar Actually which has been developed through the Rifco Associates programme opens at The Woodville autumn 2017.

Amarjit Bassan Playwright 

Amarjit has been a professional actor for over a decade, performing in acclaimed productions on stage and screen. After graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, he went on to work closely with many production companies including Tamasha, Kali and Rifco, where he workshopped the hugely successful Deranged Marriage and toured with There’s Something About Simmy. He made his West End debut in Stephen Beresford’s critically acclaimed production of Twelfth Night. TV credits include Messiah for BBC, Featherboy for ITV and Black Books for Channel Four. Recent features include Jaab Tak Hai Jaan, Yash Chopra’s last feature film before his untimely death and Leave to Remain, Henrique Goldman’s film about the killing of John Charles De Menezes. Lalit’s Voice, Amarjit’s writing debut was shortlisted by Film London's London Calling Plus Award and was selected by the British Urban film Festival to have a staged reading at Channel Four HQ.

Daya Kaur Bharj Playwright/Spoken word

Biog coming soon

Sarah Sayeed Spoken word/Musician

Biog coming soon

Rajinderpal Singh Rakhra Designer 

Biog coming soon

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