Rina Hajra is an actress, filmmaker, and screenwriter. Rina Hajra began her acting career as a young girl, starring in local theatre productions and performing for her Albanian-American community. At the age of 17, she attended an intensive acting summer program at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, where she trained with top New York artists. She continued to act in theatre and later transitioned into film and television. She starred in independent films and most recently played a leading role in "Project Life", a Discovery Network television show about life after death.
She graduated from Arizona State University with a dual major: a Bachelor's degree in Theatre and a Bachelor's degree in Justice Studies. She studied the Meisner technique with Kevin R. Phipps and later continued her Meisner training with Wayne Dvorak in Los Angeles (2016). Her play "Puhiza and Lisi" was showcased as a workshop and in a women's play writing festival at the Phoenix Center for the Arts. She used these opportunities to organize fundraisers for refugees and families living in poverty.
Latest project: Rina Hajra has a special place in her heart for creating social rights themed projects. As a former child refugee, her journey to the United States instilled in her a deep desire for social justice. Her latest project is the independent film, "My Sekret War", an emotionally powerful war drama chronicling the life and redemption of a young child of war. She is the executive producer and screenwriter of MYSW, in addition to starring in the film.
Rina Hajra is passionate about acting and the performing arts, and she believes that film and theatre can deeply impact individuals, and in turn, change the world. She will begin her Masters of Fine Arts (Acting) program in the Fall of 2018.