Kiri Naik

Kiri Naik

Age Range
19 - 27
Ethnicity
Maori
Locations
Auckland
Height
162cm / 5ft 4in
Bust/Chest
84cm / 33in
Waist
71cm / 28in
Hips
98cm / 39in

International Representation

  • Untitled Entertainment - (US Manager)
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Bio

Kiri Naik is a New Zealand actress based in Auckland who is of Maori (Ngati Maniapoto), English, Indian and Samoan descent.

Having recently graduated from Unitec in Performing arts for screen and theatre, Kiri is steadily making her mark in the New Zealand industry. 

Studying at Unitec provided a range of creative outlets in which she was able to explore and express herself through Kapa Haka, film acting and devised theatre pieces. The cultural integration of Maoritanga and contemporary acting at Unitec created a deep connection to her heritage and passion for storytelling. Her most memorable and challenged role was as Emilia in ‘Othello’ directed by Eleanor Bishop.

In 2018, Kiri was cast in Kura, in the supporting role of ‘Trinity’, Kura went on to win the TVNZ’s New Blood Web Series competition for 2018 and will continue production in 2019 with the character of Trinity reappearing.

Kiri’s screen debut was the in role of ‘Lonely Girl’ for PlayStation directed by Garth Davis which aired globally and was launched at the 2018 NBA finals.

 

Web Series

Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2019 Kura Trinity Kura Productions
2018 Kura (Pilot) Trinity TVNZ New Blood

Theatre

Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2017 The Marriage Of Figaro Marcelina Unitec, dir. Elena Stejko
2017 Othello Emilia Unitec, dir. Eleanor Bishop
2016 Away Coral Unitec, dir. John Davies
2016 When Sun And Moon Collide Travis Unitec, dir. Abigail Greenwood
2016 Richard III Murderer 2 Unitec, dir. Elizabeth Hawthorne
2015 A Dolls House Nora Unitec, dir. Elizabeth Hawthorne
2011 Alice In Wonderland Tweedle Dum Selwyn College, dir. Duncan Allan

Short Film

Year Production Role Production Company / Director Type
2019 Burner Hannah Chillbox Creative, dir. Mukilan Thangamani Short Film
2016 Left Behind Life Kerry Unitec, dir. Trina Peterrs Short Film

Commercial

Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2019 Volkswagen: The Wait (North America Only) Hero Driver Dir. Garth Davis
2018 TVNZ Cafe Girl Dir. Luke Shanahan
2018 Fly Buys Customer DDB
2018 Playstation Lonely Girl (Lead) Exit Films, dir. Garth Davis
2018 Burger King BK Staff Member Colenso BBDO
2018 The Warehouse Young Woman DDB

Training

Year Description Institution / Presenter
2018 Acting for Screen Intensive Rachel Bullock & Liz Mullane
2018 Screen Acting Course (8 Week) Elena Stejko
2017 Self Tape Workshop Tom McSweeney
2017 To Be Audition Workshop Linda McFetridge
2015 Bachelor of Performing Arts: Screen & Theatre Unitec

Accents

Advanced: New Zealand

Sports

Intermediate: Swimming

Singing Range

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