Model-turned-actress, filmmaker, and mental health advocate, Shreya Patel is the honoree of Forbes 30 Under 30, Top 100 Most Powerful Women of Canada, Women's Achiever Award and Emerging Leader Under 35. She also gained an honorable mention by the City of Toronto for advancing equity in the city. DissDash named her “Top 50 Coolest South Asians of 2021” along with Priyanka Chopra, Kamala Harris, and Hasan Minaj.
She has been featured in Vogue and Grazia. She’s the leading actress in Strangers In A Room, Vivid, and The Intersection which explores themes of mental health.
Her debut documentary, ‘Girl Up’, about domestic human trafficking was partnered with Toronto International Film Festival and the Civic Action Summit.
Her music video directorial debut, Freedom Dance, hit over 1.2 million views on YouTube showcasing what inner freedom looks like during lockdown. Rolling Stones India reported about it too.
During COVID, she gathered 66 countries and made a documentary called Unity- #LOVESPREADS Faster Than Virus showcasing the plight of the human spirit which was the closing film at the Munich Film Festival.
She’s one of the faces of the Canadian Screen Award-winning national mental health awareness campaign “Bell Let’s Talk”, raising visibility and breaking the silence around mental illness and support.
Currently, she is working on a comedy series, Layla is Relevant as well as writing a film about trafficking, Gia, Undone.