Roshni Desai


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Roshni is a Michigan native and has been living in Minneapolis for the last 6 years. She attended the University of Minnesota and received a BFA in Acting from the UMN/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program. After graduation she went on to act and direct locally and regionally.  In her free time Roshni enjoys directing, acting, cooking, taking care of her plants, and exploring coffee shops in the Twin Cities.

Favorite musicians:

Alabama Shakes, Donny Hathaway, Amy Winehouse

If you had to pick a theme song that would play every time you entered the room, what would it be?

“This Feeling” Alabama Shakes

Favorite books:

Pet by Akwake Emezi, Junie B Jones, Amelia Bedelia

Favorite movies:

Uncut Gems, One Hour Photo, Office Space, Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse, Jojo Rabbit, Seven Samurai

Favorite food:

Mac and Cheese

Favorite quote:

“I can’t afford to hate anyone. I don’t have that kind of time.”
― Akira Kurosawa

Favorite subjects in school:

Broadcast Journalism/Radio

Favorite theater experience:

The White Card at the Penumbra Theatre.

Your ultimate vacation destination:

Vancouver, BC

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?


The most influential person in your life/favorite teacher or mentor:

Heather McKaig

What you wanted to be when you grew up:

An Artist