NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal people. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

We also wish to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across this country's sacred homelands, and in particular, students and other First Nations members of the NIDA community.

  • Ashan Kumar
  • Ashan Kumar
  • Ashan Kumar
  • Ashan Kumar
  • Ashan Kumar

Ashan Kumar

Ashan Kumar
Ashan shares pride in his origins, being the youngest child of parents born in Suva, Fiji. A Brisbane boy at heart, Ashan grew up living and breathing football alongside his two older brothers. His strong ties to his Fijian Indian culture have taught him to always stay humble and never forget who you are or where you came from.

After being coerced by his mum to join drama club in his final year of high school, he auditioned for his first ever play, Animal Farm by George Orwell. He immediately discovered a deep love for acting and has been in pursuit of this dream ever since, despite the path his cultural traditions had set him in. Ashan has high hopes to flourish his career on screen.

Love and Information - Ensemble
A View from the Bridge - Eddie Carbone
The Winter’s Tale - Camillo
The Cherry Orchard - Simon Yepikhodov
Cloudstreet - Ted Pickles
Mortido - Jimmy
Reasons to be Pretty - Greg
Blackrock - Ricko




Exclusive access to Ashan's ‘Unplugged’ video can be found here (password required).

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