Nila Aalia

Nila Aalia


Nila made her professional UK debut as Kitty in the West End production of 'Bombay Dreams'.  She has worked extensively for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. An avid traveller and global citizen, Nila speaks fluent German and is learning Turkish. Her most recent credits are playing Sherri in 'The Commuter' for Studio Canal alongside Liam Neeson and 'All Souls; The Discovery of Witches' for Sky 1. She recently performed in 'An Adventure' for the Bush Theatre and just finishd shooting 'Years and Years' for BBC1/Red Productions.


  • Height: 5' 4 (163cm)
  • Playing Age: 45 - 60
  • Eye Colour: Brown
  • Hair Colour: Black
  • Hair Length: Mid Length
  • Unions: Equity
  • Appearance: Asian-Indian/Pakistani


The Commuter, Sherri, Studiocanal, (director Jaume Collet-Serra)

No Place Like Home, Brinda, NFTS, (director: Mary Nighy)

Diverted, Alia Mum, Big Tree Productions, (director: Alex Chapple)

A Good Year, Laila Shaan/News Anchor, Stripe Productions, (director: Ridley Scott)


Years and Years, Question Time Host, BBC1/Red Productions (director:Simon Cellan Jones)

A Discovery Of Witches (all Souls Trilogy),Sylvia Firth, Bad Wolf Ltd, (director: Juan Carlos Medina / Alice Troughton)

The Rebel, Jane, Retort. (director: Vadim Jean)

Wolfblood, Sophia Akhtar, CBBC, (director: Jermain Julien)

The Intern, Victoria Parker, Boundless Productions, (director: Charlotte Brookes)

Scott & Bailey Season 2 Episode 5, Mrs.Madari, Red Productions ITV, (director: Paul Walker)

Silent Witness Series 15 Block 4 (Red Hill), Phoebe Herron, BBC Production, (director: Andy Hay)

Whitechapel 2, Dr Wilkes, Carnival Films, (director: David Evans)

Holly Oaks, Bel Roy, Lime Pictures, (director: Multiple)

Outnumbered, Amelia, Hat Trick, (director: Guy Jenkins)

Bike Squad, Dr Parvez , Hat Trick, (director: Guy Jenkins)

5 Days, Shanti, BBC/HBO, (director: Simon Curtis)

A Touch Of Frost, Kiran Desai, ITV/Yorkshire, (director: Roy Battersby)

Torchwood, Cathy/ATC, BBC Television

Broken News, Dr Lowe, BBC Television

Casualty, Sheila, BBC Television, (director: Shani Grewal)

Doctors, Aisha Hassan, BBC Television, (director: Burt Caesar)

Eastenders, Ms. Delpy , BBC Television, (director: Michael Owen Morris)

Life isn't all Ha Ha He he, Indira, BBC/Hat Trick, (director: Andy DeEmmony)

Taggart, Mrs Hassan, TAGGART, ITV1/SMG TV, (director: James Henry)

If Drugs Were Legal, Dr. Sternberg , BBC Television, (director: Nicholas Copus)

Spooks, Juliet , BBC/Kudos, (director: Alrick Riley)


An Adventure, Old Jyanthi, Bush Theatre, (director Madani Younis)

Elder Latimer is In Love, Ella, Arcola Theatre, (director: Adam Berzsenyi Bellaagh )

Ramayana, Sita, Sita Theatre, (director: Ravin Ganatra)

Instant Celebrity, Mrs Annapura, Silver Star Productions, (director: Stuart Sweeting)

Vagina Monologues, Various Roles, I.W.D., (director: Emily Stone)

Act Arts, Intera, Synapse Creative Chaos, (director: A. Hawa)

Zen Pause, Zed , Synapse Creative Chaos, (director: A. Hawa)

Love Goes Fashion, Red , Synapse Creative Chaos, (director: J.Morganthal)

Frau Aus Ton, Frau, Paz, (director: Ellen Raab)

Ogboimba, Ogboimba, Paz, (director: Ellen Raab)

Schwanensee Mullkippe, Storyteller, Ulm , (director: Klaus Dilger)


Mahabharata, Gandhari, Gita Productions,Gita Productions, (director: Stuart Wood)

Bombay Dreams, Kitty, Really Useful Theatre Company, (director: Steven Pimlott)

Nila Aalia
Nila Aalia