After completing her role in ‘Akasa Kusum’, directed by Prasanna Vithanage, Nimmi has been carving a niche for herself in the film, theatre and TV industry in the UK. She has acted in a regular TV series, ‘Doctors’, on BBC I and 20th Century Fox’s film ‘Mother Teresa’, as well as in various stage plays, the most recent being ‘A Handful of Henna’ where she played 5 different characters to great reviews:
‘It seems invidious to pick out one performance but Nimmi Harasgama gives a deliciously witty portrayal of a maiden aunt, from youth to old age, one that could be a showcase for her own upcoming solo with Tamasha.’ The Stage Review,
Following the success of her online character ‘Auntie Netta’, she was given a residency by the Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) to write and develop a stage show, in collaboration with Heshani Sothiraj-Eddleston, based on the character. This show was performed at the BAC Scratch festival.
She is now in discussion with Tamasha Theatre Company to tour “Auntie Netta’s, Holiday for Asylum” both in the UK and internationally.
Nimmi began her career in television with Drama and Theatre Arts at Goldsmiths College. London University and went on to work as a senior producer and presenter at Young Asia Television (YATV).
While working at YATV she also performed in the British Council’s highly acclaimed ‘Anna Weiss’ directed by Steve D La Zilwa, performing together with Ranmali Mirchandani and Rohan Ponniah.
She then went on to win Best Actress at the Las Palmas International Film Festival, Spain for her role of Chamari in Prasanna Vithanage’s award winning film, ‘August Sun’ (Ira Madiyama).