Soma Chhaya

Hi there! My name is Soma and I have been working as an actress in Canada and USA since I was 12 years old.

I've been a series regular on Netflix and a lead in an Oscar nominated film along side Angelina Jolie!!

I am starring in an upcoming Christmas movie on Hallmark this winter and just filmed a pilot for NBC this summer.

You might recognize me from shows like Degrassi, Kim's Convenience, Saving Hope or movies like Poltergeist and The Breadwinner.


My goal is to help you book roles too. I will help you stand out from the other 1000 tapes being sent in. I get around 20 self tapes a month... so I understand your struggle and hustle.

I am a strong reader, coach and all round performer who will bring the best out in you. I am also here to give ADVICE on the industry.

I am here to serve you in any way that you need.

Find more information about me at

If my beacon is off, you can :

Tips very appreciated! (Venmo preferred @SomaChhaya )

Soma Chhaya Bhatia is an American-Canadian actress and musician. She is most commonly known for her series regular role in the Netflix series Degrassi: Next Class and her supporting lead role in the Oscar nominated film, The Breadwinner (produced by Angelina Jolie). She has been working since the young age of 12 in TV and film and has trained across North America at Harvard, Lee Strasberg, New York Film Academy, Second City and has even taught workshops herself at Armstrong Acting Studios where Miley Cyrus trained.

Set to appear in the new NBC series The Irrational and recently starred as the leading role of Sofia in the UPtv holiday movie Christmas On The Slopes.

With over 12 years experience in this industry, Soma will be able to give you the most as a reader to nail your auditions and nail your audition!

33 Reader Reviews

" Great reader, thanks! "
" Worked together again and I will with her again! "
" Awesome Soma, thank you! "
" Great reader thank you "
" Excellent, Super patient and Gives amazing feedback! "
" So lovely to work with, great energy, a super calm but ready and willing playfulness that adds so much to the scene! "
" Such a warm calm presence with amazingly insightful notes. Thanks Soma! "
" Soma is GREAT! Not only did she give great notes, but she was a pleasure to just speak with! Will definitely suggest her as a reader! "
" So much FUN working with Soma. Chill, warm, generous - the good vibes really make for an easy session. Thanks again!! "
" Soma was great! Great energy and helpful ideas. Can’t wait to work again! "
" Intuitive, kind, and exceptional energy ! 11/10 "
" Great reader, great notes......will be on the lookout for Soma again! "
" Amazing energy and great reader. Highly recommend reading with Soma! "
" Beyond patient, very helpful and insightful. An absolute treat to work with, knows her stuff! Thank YOUUUUUUUUUUU "
" Super helpful, thank you! "
" Soma is awesome!!! Love her. "
" So helpful and chilllllllllll. Use her! "
" Awesome Reader! "
" She's a superstar! Thanks Soma! "
" AMAZING!!! So kind, and provided such wonderful tips that brought my audition to the next level! :D "
" Great Reader "
" Awesome reader! "
" Amazing reader!! Thank you Soma! BOOK HER!! "
" Soma was so pleasant and fun to work with! She's awesome. "
" Soma was amazing! so patient, helpful and friendly. Book her! "
" Super chill reader who brings it from the very first read. Thanks, Soma!! "
" Great reader! Thank you "
" Amazing! She helped me so much with this audition. Great actress and reader! "
" Love Soma's energy! She is super sweet & is very insightful! Looking foward to working with her again! "
" My go-to reader!! Highly recommend! Amazing! Thanks Soma :) "
" Amazing reader, very helpful and great feedback. Thank you Soma! "
" Soma is really sweet! Awesome reader and scene partner! Thanks Soma :) "
" Super nice, great reader "

Credits Include

2019 [IMDB]
Private Eyes
TV Series
2019 [IMDB]
Queen of the Morning Calm
2019 [IMDB]
An Assortment of Christmas Tales in No Particular
2018 [IMDB]
We Three Queens
2017 [IMDB]
The Breadwinner
Shauzia voice, as Soma Bhatia
2017 [IMDB]
A Very Country Christmas
TV Movie
2017 [IMDB]
TV Series
2017 [IMDB]
Saving Hope
TV Series
2017 [IMDB]
Front Men
TV Series
2016 [IMDB]
Holiday Joy
TV Movie
2016 [IMDB]
Share the Screen
Video short
2016 [IMDB]
Degrassi: Next Class
TV Series
2016 [IMDB]
Degrassi TV
TV Series
2015 [IMDB]
Cheerleader Death Squad
TV Movie
2015 [IMDB]
Lauren as Soma Bhatia
2014 [IMDB]
Monkey in the Middle
Mara Cruz as Soma Bhatia
2011 [IMDB]
Spin The Barrel
Social Industrial Meltdown
Clan of the Vein
Mal de Amores