Shreya Patel

Model turned writer, filmmaker, actress, and mental health advocate, Shreya Patel is a voice to empower the voiceless. She is an honoree of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women of Canada uncer Arts, Sports, And Entertainment category, Women’s Achiever Award 2020 for Youth Leadership and CSPN’s Emerging Leader Award Under 35. She is also a nominee for Forbes Under 30. A natural storyteller, she fuses many of her diverse interests and impactful activism work in film projects.

Her directorial debut, the documentary “Girl Up”, brings light to domestic violence and human trafficking in Toronto and has been partnered with Toronto International Film Festival to showcase at Civic Action Summit.

During this pandemic, she has gathered 66 countries on 6 different continents with over a 100 cast and made a documentary called Unity- #LOVESPREADS Faster Than Virus showcasing the plight of the human spirit.

Following the documentary, Shreya directed a music video called Freedom Dance which hit over 1 million views in less than 2 weeks of the release on YouTube. The music video features a global cast showcasing what their inner freedom looks like during the lockdown. Rolling Stones India has reported about it too.

She’s one of the faces of the Canadian Screen Award-winning national mental health awareness campaign “Bell Let’s Talk”, raising visibility and breaking the silence around mental illness and support.

Currently, she is working on a comedy series, Layla is Relevant as well as writing a film about trafficking.