Meet Saara

Age: 13

Musical Inspiration: Demi Lovato, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Meghan Trainor, Bruno Mars

Life Motto:  Obtain an education because knowledge is power.

     Live life to the max.

Social Cause: Equality and education for girls around the world

Instruments: Piano, Saxophone, Ukulele, Guitar

Saara Chaudry is a Canadian actor, dancer and singer that began her career with small parts in TV movies and shows such as Degrassi, Combat Hospital, Desperately Seeking Santa and Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight.

Saara was delighted to make her theatre debut in the 25thanniversary Mirvish Production of Les Miserables at the Princess of Wales theatre as Little Cosette. She had the honour of performing as Little Cosette on opening night and at a special gala benefit with Colm Wilkinson.  She won a 2014 Broadway World Award for best female performer in a featured role, was nominated for a 2014 Young Artists Award for best theatre performance and was also nominated for a Dora Award, as part of the Les Miserables ensemble. 

After her theatre run, Saara returned to television where she has played the role of smart and funny Howie in the YTV/Nickelodeon series Max & Shred and guest starred on Odd SquadSaara is currently filming season three of Sinking Ship’s Dino Dana where she plays Saara, Dana’s older sister

Saara has also worked on several animated projects. She loves being the voice of Violet in Wishenpoof and was honoured to be nominated for a 2017 Canadian Screen Award for her role as Clara in the Canadian Screen Award winner the Curse of Clara: A Holiday Tale. She is thrilled to be the voice of Parvana in the feature film, The Breadwinner, written by her favourite author, Deborah Ellis, directed by Nora Twomey and executive produced by Angelina Jolie. The Breadwinner had its world premier at the Toronto International Film Festival and is being released in theatres in November 2017. Saara is also currently in production on a new preschool animation show, Colorforms, to be aired in 2018.

Saara joined Girl Pow-R because she loves to sing, dance and create her own music. She also loved the idea that the group of girls had similar passions about helping others and making a difference, each in their own way.  Girl Pow-R is also very important to Saara because it provides her with a great platform that allows her to do what she loves—singing and dancing, and to further her passion to help empower and educate girls.