Veena Sood is a Kenyan-born Canadian actress best known for her television roles as Callie Pender in Hope Island (1999-2000) and as Barbara Stillwell in Endgame, in 2011.
Her television credits include recurring roles in numerous series including Life Unexpected, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica and Little Mosque on the Prairie, as well as several Movies of The Week.
Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Sood moved to Canada when she was seven. Raised and educated in Calgary, Alberta, she became a drama student at The University of Calgary at age 17.
There she helped co-found Calgary's Loose Moose Theatre Company, best known for their development of Theatresports, the world renowned improvisational theatre company.
Her feature films include Touch of Pink, Nina's Heavenly Delights, BBC's Compulsion (U.K), The Big Year, and Live With It. Her films have opened at the Sundance Film Festival, the London BFI Festival, and L.A.'s Outfest.
In addition to hosting her own talk show, In the Company of Women, on CBC, Sood has acted as host and master of ceremonies for gala events, awards shows and television specials.
She's been a featured performer at many theatre festivals including; The Glasgow Comedy Festival, The Vancouver Comedy Festival and The Winnipeg Comedy Festival.
Sood toured her one-woman comedy improv show to Glasgow and Edinburgh, where she traveled the moors and heath looking for a good vindaloo.
She is the sister of actor Manoj Sood.