Aliza Vellani is an Indo-Canadian actress born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. She is a working actor best known for her series regular role as Layla Siddiqui in CBC's Little Mosque on the Prairie (2006-2012), Sandeep in her recurring role in Fox's The X-Files Revival series (2016) and will appear in an recurring role in the upcoming Disney series Mech X-4 (2017). Additionally, Aliza is a graduate from Simon Fraser University with her BFA in Theater Performance.
Name: Aliza Vellani
Lives in: Vancouver, Canada
Occupation: Actor and Screenwriter
Television (Family) Actress Ryan Walker mysteriously awakens MECH-X4, a giant robot built to defend Bay City against impending doom. When monsters begin to descend, Ryan recruits his two best friends and his brother to help pilot the robot that is their only hope of saving their town from mass destruction.
Three Bedrooms, One Corpse: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery
TV Movie (Mystery) Actress When Aurora pitches in to help her busy real estate mother, Aida, she quickly realizes she has again walked into a life or death situation. When a body is discovered at her first house showing and a second body is found in another house for sale, it becomes obvious that there is a very cool killer at large. Written by Hallmark Movies & Mysteries http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/three-bedrooms-one-corpse-an-aurora-teagarden-mystery/about-three-bedrooms-one-corpse-an-aurora-teagarden-mystery
Toni Braxton: Unbreak my Heart
Film (Biography, Drama and Music) Actress The life story of R&B singer-songwriter and producer, Toni Braxton.
Television (Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery and 1 More) Actress This television drama is about the two Winchester brothers, Sam and Dean, who were raised by their father, John, to hunt and kill all things that go "bump in the night" after his wife, Mary, was murdered by an evil supernatural being when the boys were young. 22 years later the brothers set out on a journey, fighting evil along the way, to find their recently missing father who, when they finally meet up with, reveals he knows what killed their mother, a demon, and has found a way to track and kill it. Meanwhile, Sam starts to develop frightening abilities that include death visions, visions of people dying before it actually happens. These visions are somehow connected to the demon who murdered his mother and its mysterious plans that seem to be all about Sam. When their father dies striking a deal with the very same devil that had killed his wife, the brothers, now alone and without their mentor, are determined to finish the crusade their father started. But disturbing revelations ... Written by Rachel B.
Television (Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actress Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully work in an unassigned detail of the bureau called the X-Files investigating cases dealing with unexplained paranormal phenomena. Mulder, a true believer, and Scully, a skeptic, perceive their cases from stand points of science and the paranormal. Written by ZachMichalik
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Impossible Dream
TV Movie (Drama) Actress The DLO postals give testimony before a closed Congressional committee regarding an American soldier missing in action and presumed dead whose daughter they met previously. At the same time Rita participates in the national Miss Special Delivery pageant.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Truth Be Told
TV Movie (Drama) Actress Oliver has severe daddy issues when his father comes to visit. The rest of the crew tries to find the teen recipient of a letter from a helicopter pilot who has has been killed in Afghanistan.
Television (Drama, Romance and Thriller) Actress A drama about the scandalous lives of a group of four girlfriends - each on her own path to self-discovery as they brave the turbulent journey together. Meet Savi (Alyssa Milano), a successful career woman working toward the next phase in her life, both professional and personal; simultaneously bucking for partner at her law firm while she and her husband Harry (Brett Tucker) are trying to start a family of their own. Savi's free-spirited and capricious baby sister Josselyn (Jes Macallan) couldn't be more different - living single, serial dating and partying - and regularly leaning on her big sister along the way. Their mutual best friend, April (Rochelle Aytes), a recent widow and mother of one, is rebuilding her life after tragedy and learning to move forward - with the support and guidance of her closest girlfriends. And friend Karen (Yunjin Kim), a successful therapist with her own practice, reconnects with the girls after her involvement in a complicated relationship with a ... Written by Official site
Television (Comedy, Crime, Drama and Horror) Actress Liv Moore, a medical student, gets invited in a party which turns into a macabre zombie arena. Liv wakes up from dead and becomes a zombie. For maintaining her humanity she must eat human brains so she began working in coroner's office to access brains. Eating a brain gives her memories and traits of that person. So she helps detective Clive Babineaux to solve the murder as a psychic. Written by Awinash Singh
TV Movie (Drama) Actress An investigative journalist relies on questionable methods in order to expose the truth.
Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actress A resentful man pines for an oblivious girl, Emma. He dooms any real chance for a relationship by chasing his idealized version over the reality and all of his passive aggressive attempts build to a terrible climax.
Television (Action and Drama) Actress Dr. William Rush is not your average on-call doctor. He's not attached to any hospital, he's highly discreet no matter what the ailment as long as the client can pay his cash-only premium and the doctor can party with the best of them. He has no desire to change his life or how he lives it, until an old flame and his conscience begin to stir things up. Written by USA Networks
Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actress A Vancouver based murder has just occurred and been discovered. At the beginning of each episode, not only is the victim(s) identified to the viewer, but also the killer(s). The disparate group of Vancouver Homicide detectives, with help from the Coroner's office, have to wade through the evidence which will lead them through the more often than not less than straightforward path to discovering the killer(s) and his/her/their motive. That motive often is not fully understood by the detectives until they catch the killer(s). One of those detectives, quick witted and acerbic tongued Angie Flynn, often has the competing priority of raising her son, Manny, as a single mother. Written by Huggo
Little Mosque on the Prairie
Television (Comedy) Actress The location is Mercy Saskatchewan, a small town in the Canadian prairies. A small but devout community of Muslims has settled there, headed by community leader Yasir Hamoudi, a local building contractor. He is married to Sarah, a Caucasian ex-Christian who has converted to Islam for her husband. Their adult daughter, Rayyan, is a feminist Muslim doctor. The religious leader of the Muslim community - the Imam - is Amaar Rashid, a young, Canadian-born ex-lawyer from Toronto, who came to Mercy to replace Baber Siddiqui, who was deemed too extreme by many in the Mercy Muslim community. The local diner is run by Fatima Dinssa, a Nigerian Muslim who is strict about her religion but more liberal in her cultural values. The Muslims in Mercy are co-existing with their Christian neighbors, sometimes harmoniously, sometimes not. Reverend Duncan Magee welcomes his Muslim neighbors, especially if they enhance the social and economic fabric of the community and his parish. Likewise, Mayor Ann ... Written by Huggo
TV Movie (Comedy, Drama, Family and Romance) Actress Dylan Shoenfield is the pink princess of the upscale Woodlands Academy. She has the coolest boyfriend, the most popular friends, and a brand-new it bag that everyone covets, but when she accidentally tosses her Serge Sanchez bag into a fountain, this princess comes face-to-face with her own personal frog - self-professed film geek Josh Rosen. In return for rescuing Dylan's bag, Josh convinces Dylan to let him film her for his documentary on high school popularity. Reluctantly, Dylan lets F-list Josh into her A-list world, and is shocked to realize that sometimes nerds can be pretty cool. But when Dylan's so-called prince charming of a boyfriend dumps her flat, her life and her social status comes to a crashing halt. Can Dylan win the Woodlands Academy Spring Formal Blossom Queen crown? Can Josh win the Woodlands Academy 5th Annual Film Festival? Can Dylan, with Josh's help, pull the pieces together to create her own happily-ever-after? Written by rooney galian
TV Movie (Drama) Actress "The Cult"centers a family in which the daughter has vanished. She should be enrolled in first year English, but vanished a month after classes began. As parents go, Nathan and Evelyn have been lousy ever since their marriage went south and right now, they're too self-obsessed to notice just how far off course their daughter has flown. Late one night while watching TV, Nathan notices their estranged daughter in an infomercial. Meet Rachel. Something's wrong - it's quickly determined that she's in a cult. In fact, she's the centre of it. The party ends for Nathan and Evelyn. It's their daughter. In order to get her back, Nathan goes underground and enters the cult. Evelyn remains on the outside as the only one who knows where Nathan and Rachel are. Written by Anonymous
Television (Action, Adventure, Comedy and Sci-Fi) Actress Nineth-grader Jake Collins thought he was simply moving to a new town. But soon his whole world is turned upside down as he discovers not only that Big Foots, lake monsters and other supposedly mythical beasts are real, but that he's been recruited to join THE TROOP: the secret organization of kids whose sole mission is to battle those creatures and send them back to "the other side." Written by Anonymous
Gemini Awards - Canada Award (Little Mosque on the Prairie)
Simon Fraser University (Burnaby)