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About Sahar

Sahar Khadjenoury produced her first Public Service Announcement to address environmental dangers of improper natural resource extraction on her Reservation on the Northern Navajo Nation. She started as theatrical actress in the Native American theatre and performing arts community and served as the Artistic Director of the Intertribal Theatre Project where Navajo mythology came to life on stage where she traveled with the touring group for 3 years while attending Fort Lewis College, then to Arizona State University to study Theatre.

While attending ASU she signed with Ford Models (RBA) as female talent and booked her first commercial for an Anti-Tobacco ad campaign. Since then she has appeared in numerous Magazines, Music Videos, Commercials, and as a Red Carpet Correspondent. Later, she made her move into Film and Television for both Indigenous and Non Indigenous production companies working both in front and behind the camera as a Producer. She embraces both her Navajo and Persian heritage as reflected in media companies and projects she has worked with.

After living in Los Angeles, China, Philippines, and Arizona and traveling though-out Asia for her career; she returned to school at the University of Utah where she completed her Bachelors of Fine Art in Film and Media Studies where she studied and worked for Frontier Education in Genova, Italy for the study abroad program instructing Video Production as the Directors Assistant.

After she obtained her Film degree, she started working immediately as Associate Producer for clients such Adobe and Microsoft. She also took that time establish herself with a Public Relations Firm. She made her move back to Southern California to work for First Nations Experience TV for two years and that given her the opportunity to reach more of her Native American community and to continue her work as a producer and to serve as the Liaison between the many worlds that are comprised of Tribal Governments, FNX TV, the parent station KVCR, the community of both Native and non-Natives, PBS, and educational entities.

Sahar Khadjenoury is a member of the Native American Journalist Association (NAJA), Honor Society, and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES).

Videos

Credits

  • Studio 49

    Studio 49 (2018)
    Television (Music) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Juarez 2045

    Juarez 2045 (2017)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Actor The year is 2045, the continuing drug war has caused havoc between The United States government and Mexico. Gear Side International, a robotics engineering company loses a multi billion dollar government contract due to bad practices. On the brink of bankruptcy, they sell off their technology to the Malvado cartel on the black market. With the advanced military robotics technology in the wrong hands. The cartel uses it to their advantage; replacing their enforcers, hit men, and soldiers. The cartel eventually becomes a very powerful threat to The United States Written by Anonymous

  • KVCarts

    KVCarts (2017)
    Television (Talk-Show) Producer Interview and performance series with Native musicians and news personalities.

  • Chasing the Light

    Chasing the Light (2016)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Actor Riggs a down on his luck screenwriter struggles to finish a script. But failed suicide attempts, unstable friends, drug deals and memories of his ex-girlfriend interfere.

  • The AUX: Aboriginal Unity Experience

    The AUX: Aboriginal Unity Experience (2015)
    Television (Music) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Susan's Remembrance

    Susan's Remembrance (2011)
    Film (Short and Crime) Actor Susan suffers from delusional schizophrenia and over the course of three decades is interrogated for double murder, she forcefully affirms her innocence, but cannot speak for her multiple personalities.

  • Search for the World's Best Indian Taco

    Search for the World's Best Indian Taco (2010)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Family and Romance) Actor Tells the whimsical story of a Choctaw grandfather who regales his grandson with tall tales about his lifelong quest for true love.

  • Operation Repo

    Operation Repo (2010)
    Television (Reality-TV) Actor Take a look inside the fast-paced, high pressure world of car repossession with a team of highly trained professionals from California's San Fernando Valley.

  • 5th World

    5th World (2005)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Actor Two young Navajos hitch hike home through the Navajo reservation, falling in love along the way.

Awards

  • NAJA | Native American Journalist Association 2nd place General Excellence award
    (2016)

Education

  • University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
    (2013-2015)

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