Vidya Makan

Vidya Makan

Vidya Makan

Catherine Parr


Vidya Makan (she/her) is a critically acclaimed actor, singer and composer/lyricist and is extremely excited to be back performing as Catherine Parr in SIX.

Through 2021, Vidya played KT/Meg in Merrily We Roll Along (Hayes Theatre) and Papa Ge in Once On This Island (Altitude Theatre). Vidya is currently working in collaboration with Sonya Suares on her original musical The Lucky Country, in conjunction with Hayes Theatre.

Vidya is also the inaugural recipient of the NSW Musical Theatre Fellowship with Tasnim Hossain and Jonathan Ware, through which they are writing a new musical about South Asian families in suburban Australia. In 2020, Vidya directed, produced and wrote the Green Room award nominated song “I Need You To See Me”; a call to the entertainment industry for visibility and inclusion of minority voices.

Vidya was nominated for Best Performance in a Leading role for her portrayal of Dot/Marie in Sunday In The Park With George (Watch This). Her other credits include Romeo and Juliet (Australian Shakespeare Company), American Idiot (shake and stir), Air Race (Arena Theatre Company), Merrily We Roll Along (Watch This) and Memphis (StageArt).

Vidya is a proud graduate of Griffith University’s Queensland Conservatorium’s Bachelor of Musical Theatre and is proudly represented by Ian White Management.


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