Originally from South Africa, Mayen Mehta is a graduate of The Actors’ Program with a wealth of stage and screen experience. His screen credits include Shortland Street, Fresh Eggs, The Bad Seed, AFK and Stand Up, for which he was nominated for Best Actor at the 48Hours film festival. He was also one of the leads in the docudrama Cabbie, which won the Ignite Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Recent stage highlights include performing in TEA, which won Excellence for Overall Production at the Auckland Theatre Awards, and Orientation, which won the Hackman Cup for Most Original Production. As a stand-up comedian, Mayen is a Raw Comedy Quest Grand Finalist and won the Fresh As Flick Comedy competition in 2016.
“Ahi’s vision for this production is nothing short of grand. I look forward to delving into this poignant script and collaborating with the very talented cast and crew.”