Mala Ghedia is an Australian-born actor and filmmaker of Indian background. Her acting career began at 16 years old, appearing in the popular Australian soap Home and Away in the role of new love interest, Monique. After earning her BA in Communications at Nepean University, Mala relocated to London where she trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts.
In 2017, Mala co-created an award-winning short film called No Monsters In Berlin made in collaboration with Syrian refugees living in Berlin. The film won the Jury Prize at the Diversity in Cannes Film Festival as well as best film at the New York Short Film Festival. Mala was selected to present the film at the United Nations in Geneva as part of World Refugee Day. She is currently working on the full feature film for No Monsters in Berlin.
Mala's extensive work in the UK theatre scene includes productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company and in Salman Rushdie's self- directed stage premier of Midnight's Children. She also played naughty nurse Rabindra Shah on BBC's Holby City. Her feature film credits include the Australian drama Jindabyne with Laura Linney and the German apocalyptic action Snowblind with Wim Wenders and Jana Pallaske. Alongside her stage and screen work, Mala is a sought-after voice artist, having worked on many projects including audiobooks, animation, film dubbing and commercials.