Veena Sood is a Canadian-based film and television actress of Punjabi descent.
She works in both the UK and Canada. She starred in ITV's Compulsion featuring Ray Winstone and Parminder Nagra. She has also starred in the UK film Nina's Heavenly Delights, as well as the Canada/UK film Touch of Pink, which received a standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival. She co-founded Calgary's Loose Moose Theatre Company best known for their Improvisational theatre work. She also performs one-woman improvised shows at Canadian and U.K. comedy festivals with her character "The Maharani". She used to co-host CBC Television's women's talk show In the Company of Women.
She has been seen on television in recurring roles in the series Hope Island, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Little Mosque on the Prairie, and Endgame. Sood also appears in the feature films Connie and Carla, Helen and 50/50. She is sister to Ashwin Sood, Sarah McLachlan's drummer and husband, and Manoj Sood, who plays Baber on Little Mosque on the Prairie.
She has a great ear for accents, having had to do a Scottish/Punjabi accent for Nina's Heavenly Delights.
She is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys hiking the back country of the Canadian Rockies and kayaking the remote B.C. coastline. She has also canoed down the Amazon River and safaried the Masai Mara in Kenya, the country of her birth.