Kaiya is best known to audiences for her role as Sophie Ramsey on Neighbours, Australia’s longest running serial. Proving a firm favourite on the show, she stayed in Ramsey St for several years. Most recently, Kaiya has been seen as Matilda in Network Ten’s Party Tricks, opposite Asher Keddie and Rodger Corser.
With talents both behind and in front of the camera, Kaiya wrote, directed and starred in the short film Coping which won her the Best Actress Award at TropFest in 2013. An avid user of social media, she has also created her on web series.
Born in Scotland, Kaiya emigrated to Australia with her family when she was eight years old. With early ambitions to be an actor, she soon found her way to be cast in the phenomenally successful children’s series The Saddle Club, a Canadian /Australian co-production based on the best selling books. She recorded songs for the show’s accompanying albums, even writing some lyrics herself, and made many live appearances.
Kaiya’s other screen credits include a lead guest role in the ABC’s Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and several short films. Kaiya supports a number of charities.