Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai (pronouns she/her/hers) is an actor, singer, and voiceover artist.
Addressing race, sexuality and identity, her show Building A Character premiered at the Singapore Theatre Festival in 2018. A commission by Singaporean theatre company Wild Rice for their 6th Singapore Theatre Festival, it was the first time that an actor of Indian descent had helmed a monologue in the Festival’s history. The sold-out show was also featured as The Business Time’s Top 3 theatre picks of the Year. She also scored a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Life! Theatre Awards Singapore for her multi-character turn in Three Fat Virgins (2019).
Other selected performance credits include Discord of Discourse (UK), Miss British (Esplanade Studios), Eloquence (with Santiago, Chile), Merdeka (Wild Rice), Who’s There (The Transit Ensemble), The Coronalogues (SRT), Two Songs and a Story (Checkpoint Theatre), NDP 2020, MARMA MEDAI: Theerppu (Esplanade Studios), Kudumbam (T:works) and The Bride Only Knocks Twice (The Theatre Practice).
As a singer, Sangeetha debuted her solo jazz concert Sangeetha Sings Sinatra: Live at the Esplanade in early 2019. She also had a featured solo in NDP 2020, and recently sang with an established quartet in No Regrets - A Tribute to Edith Piaf (Singtheatre). The show premiered to sold-out audiences in April 2021. Her next concert is slated for 2023.
As a voiceover artist, she has lent her voice to commercials, government pitches and educational podcasts. Her reels include pitches for DBS, Woodleigh Residences, CITYgas, Airasia, SUSS, and Channel News Asia. She has also been a featured speaker on panels for Advisory Singapore, Singapore Literature Festival, and Glaxosmithkline. You can currently hear her as Celeste Chandra in the new superhero animated series PUBERTEENS on Mediacorp Channel 5.
Her short film, Seven Centimetres From Myself (Pantheon Media) was one of just 25 films - and the only Asian film - to be screened at the Go Mental! International Short Film Festival 2021, a Berlin film festival focused on mental health. She will next be starring in the 108 Media-produced Moonrise Sunset, slated to premiere globally on major streaming platforms in 2023. Catch her on MeWatch to see her in the latest season of VETTAI: The Hunt Begins.