Sheila Shah is an international actress. She landed her first role as an FBI Agent in the highly successful franchise “Saw V” (2008) directed by David Hackl.
Sheila Shah grew up in Montreal, Canada, and relocated to Toronto when she was thirteen. She speaks fluent Farsi, French and English.
Sheila’s passion for the performing arts was evident throughout her early years, from dance performances to theatre, and in 2001, she won the title of Miss Iran, Canada.
Sheila is focus on projects with social impact and social change. The sister of twin brothers, one with cerebral palsy, Sheila has become the Ambassador of March of Dimes of Canada and helped create awareness for the disease by attending and speaking at the celebrity golf classic tournaments and other events throughout the years. She is also an Advocate for CARE to help fight poverty by empowering women and girls. Among her effort to bring awareness to this cause, she attended the National Conference to advocate for CARE in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC and the CAN summit in Atlanta in 2015. She has done a campaign for CARE for International Women’s day. She also hosted a CARE event for a group of diverse pre-school kids among who were visually impaired or had secondary impairments. Sheila has also joined the White Ribbon USA as an ambassador and White Ribbon Canada as an advocate, which is the largest in the world MALE initiative, to help against violence towards women and children. She attended the UK Parliament on behalf of White Ribbon USA for The Miranda Brawn Leadership Foundation and met with John Bercow speaker of House of Commons to bring awareness to the cause and is now working on producing a short film to advocate for the legislative change of the Hague Convention on the civil aspects of International Child Abduction in the US and in Hague. She has helped other organization such as David Lynch Foundation and Go Campaign. She also did a campaign for the United Nation Environment program called “World Is In Our Hands” to raise awareness for climate change.
Besides her acting career, sheila earned a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, a Post Graduate Degree in Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs, and subsequently worked in the pharmaceutical industry in both Toronto and Miami. While in Los Angeles, she fulfilled another passion of hers, graduating with an Associate of Arts Degree in Merchandise Marketing from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.