Shane Sakhrani

Contact Info


(626) 512-5848

Playwright accepts commissions.


Shane was born in Hong Kong to Indian parents and has also lived in Canada and London but unfortunately never in India. After many years of experiencing crippling cultural confusion everywhere he went, Shane is finally comfortable describing himself as a ‘Global Indian’. Currently, he lives in Los Angeles and is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dramatic Writing (Playwriting and Screenwriting) from the University of Southern California. Before turning to writing, Shane practiced as a lawyer in Hong Kong.

Shane is a member of SALAAM THEATRE which will be producing a staged reading of his full length stage play “The Doctor is Indian” shortly. He is also a member of the editorial board of the literay journal of the University of Hong Kong. His one act plays have been performed in London and his plays and short stories have been published in Hong Kong. He is currently working on a number of stageplays and screenplays which examine the South Asian diaspora from a comedic perspective.


Full Length Plays

The Doctor is Indian
Marine Drive, Mumbai, Living Room, Present
family comedy, 90 mins

In the newly globalized India, the Gupta family of Marine Drive is on the edge of a nervous break down. Many of the battles between East and West are taking place under their own roof: a business thatā s been in the family for generations was ruined by a powerful American company, a highly educated daughter-in-law is not allowed to work because of an old family tradition and the favorite son who has returned from America does not want to live at home anymore. Will American style family therapy with a blonde named Britney help or only tear the family even further apart?

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