Kirsten Mohamed is a South African actress and presenter best known for co-hosting the SABC2 comedic cooking game show Disney Cookabout.
She studied for a BA Dramatic Arts (Hons) at the University of the Witwatersrand from 2012-2015, where she studied performance, directing, writing, movement, theatre for human rights, drama and film, youth and Hollywood.
At university she appeared in a number of theatre productions including In the Company of Wolves (directed by Miss SA 2015 finalist Chanelle Sardinha), The Father (directed by Makhaola Ndebele), The Government Inspector (directed by Jessica Friedan), V for Flower (directed by Francesca Matthys) and The Dumb Waiter, directed by Jonathan Young.
Kirsten also acted in a number of short films whilst at Wits, including Guess Who? and Listen (both directed by Shubbam Mehta) and Xanadu, directed by Hankyeol Lee.
In 2014 she appeared in her first feature film, Necktie Youth, directed by Sibs Shongwe-La Mer. She has also acted in a number of cmmercials, for clients including Nedbank, Atlantic Energy and Liberty Life.
In 2016 Kirsten landed her first assignment in television by hosting the daytime comedic adventure game show for children Disney Cookabout - the first collaboration between The Walt Disney Company Africa and SABC of a long-form series in South Africa.
In the series Kirsten is Chef Kirsten with a side-kick Sous Chef Mthunzi (Mthunzi Ntoyi). Together the duo demonstrate to a dynamic group of 'cooktestants' how to create simple and appetizing meals.