Aasiya Shah bio: Who is the young star from Raised by Wolves?

Aasiya Shah bio: Who is the young star from Raised by Wolves?

Aasiya Shah is a British-Pakistani actress currently playing Holly in the new sci-fi series Raised by Wolves. The actress is also well known for her roles in Unforgotten (2015) and The Level (2016).

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Here are all the interesting details you need to know about this up and coming actress.

Profile summary

  • Nationality: British, Pakistani
  • Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
  • Weight: 50 kgs
  • Playing age: 16-21 years
  • Eye colour: Brown
  • Hair colour: Dark brown
  • Hair length: Mid-length

Aasiya Shah actress biography

The actress is still quite new in the industry, so there isn't so much that people know about her. Even Aasiya Shah age remains a mystery. However, according to sainou.com, the actress' playing age is 16-21 years; this essentially means that she can portray characters in this age range.


Aasiya went to West London College (Hammersmith), where she studied BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts (Acting) for two years, from 2013 - 2015.

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The actress's IMDb profile states that her TV debut was as Fatimah in Shia Sunni, a 10-minute short film, in 2016.

That same year, Aasiya played Suri Quareshi in one episode of The Level, a TV series about a police detective who finds herself at the centre of her life's most dangerous case when she is seconded on to the investigation into the murder of a drug trafficker.

In 2017, Shah played yet another role in a short film, The Energy Within, which is about a woman with a prosthetic leg who finds the strength to pursue her dream to become a professional athlete.

In 2018, Shah played Parveen Gani in one episode of Call the Midwife and Aliyah in The Orange Anarkali, a short film.

One of the actress's most famous roles is her role as Gemma Khan in Unforgotten, which she played from 2017 to 2018. In Unforgotten, London detectives investigate crimes from the past, unravelling secrets left buried for years.

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Today, the actress plays Holly in the Ridley Scott-directed sci-fi series Raised by Wolves. In the TV series, Holly is a 15-years old burgeoning warrior trying to find her place in the strange new world.

Raised by Wolves centres on two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences, the androids learn that controlling humans' beliefs is a treacherous and challenging task.

Other actors and actresses starring in Raised by Wolves are Travis Fimmel, Winta McGrath, Ivy Wong, Jordan Loughran, Ethan Hazzard, and Susan Danford.

Theatre roles

Apart from film and TV, the actress has also taken part in various theatre productions:

  • Hear Me Now, Tamasha/Theatre503, Titilola Dawudu
  • Arun, Unknown Rivers, Hampstead Theatre, Daniel Bailey
  • Various, The Andrea Project (Reading), Out Of Joint / Royal Court, Kate Budgen/Maa-yarkor Addo
  • Alyssa, Sundowning, Kali Theatre Company, Helena Bell
  • Various roles, Voices In The Dark, Shakespeare’s Globe, Lekan Lawal
  • Aisha, Spun, Arcola Theatre, Richard Speir
  • Nadia, Freedom (Reading), Kali Theatre, Aileen Gonsalves
  • Sharmian, Sanguine Night, Rada Festival, Vanessa-faye Stanley
  • Meena, Anita And Me, Birmingham Rep/Tct Company, Roxana Silbert, Daniel Bailey
  • Aisha/Kaushalya, Child Of The Divide, Tamasha/Bhuchar Boulevard, Jim Pope
  • Various Roles, Seventeen (Workshop), Lyric Hammersmith & Belvoir, Sydney, Anne-louise Sarks
  • Mary/Ensemble, Tipping The Velvet, Lyric Hammersmith/Edinburgh Lyceum, Lyndsey Turner
  • Kit, The Interventionists, Lyric Hammersmith, Richard Weinman
  • Various roles, Herons (Workshop), Lyric Hammersmith, Sean Holmes

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Interesting facts about Aasiya Shay

  • She can speak in various English accents and dialects, namely: American-California, American-Standard, Birmingham, Black Country, Cockney, English-Standard, Essex, London, Multicultural London English (MLE), Pakistani, RP, and Scottish-Standard.
  • Aasiya speaks English, Punjabi, and Urdu.
  • She can sing, and she sings the soprano.

Aasiya Shah may be new to the entertainment industry, but there is no denying how much potential she has. You can watch her play Holly in Raised by Wolves on HBO Max.

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Legit.ng recently reported about the life of Winta McGrath. Winta is a young Australian actor known for his appearances in Aloft, Red Dog: True Blue, and Boys in the Trees.

His latest role as Campion in the television series Raised by Wolves has also increased his popularity.

Source: Legit.ng

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