Shabana’s credits include TV guest roles in ABC/Netflix’s The Letdown and Why Are You Like This?, SBS’s The Hunting, and Channel 9’s Metrosexual. She co-won Best Female Actor at Tropfest in 2019 and was nominated for Best Performance at Stellar Film Festival and Best Actress at the South Australian Screen Awards for her work in Leela Varghese’s Crush. Shabana will soon be playing the lead role of Irene in the feature film, Birdeater (dir. Jack Clark & Jim Weir).
She was a 2019 Raw Comedy South Australian State Finalist with her comedy band The Coconuts and is developing a web series of the same name. She made her theatre debut in RUMPUS’s production of The Wolves in 2019 and has since worked with South Australian theatre companies including State Theatre Company South Australia and ActNow Theatre. Passionate about telling stories that push the envelope, Shabana has worked with a number of female directors, queer creatives, and culturally diverse teams of storytellers.