Atiha Sen Gupta

Atiha is a writer who is interested in telling the stories of those who stitch the red carpet rather than those who stand on it.

At age 17 Atiha was commissioned by Hampstead Theatre to write What Fatima Did which was produced on the mainstage in 2009.



2011 – Fatima – Germany

2014 – State Red – Hampstead Downstairs

2015-2016 – Counting Stars – Assembly Rooms (Edinburgh Fringe) and Theatre Royal Stratford East

2016 – The Flood – Denmark

2018 – Abi – Derby Theatre/Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch

2019 – GIG – RADA


Television + Film

2009 – Skins

2016 – Holby City

2020-present – EastEnders

2021 – SALMA – Film4 + Slam Films



2010 – Nomination for the Evening Standard’s Most Promising Playwright Award for What Fatima Did

2010 – Nomination for the John Whiting Award for What Fatima Did

2012 – Winner of prestigious German theatre Award Jugendstückepreis for Fatima

2015 – Nomination for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award for Counting Stars

 2016 – Winner of the IARA Award for Best Playwright

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