Mahadeo Shivraj

Mahadeo Shivraj began his acting career in 1987 at the National Cultural Center in Georgetown and acted in more than 90 plays and directed more than 30 in Guyana and New York together. In film and television he acted in shows like New Amsterdam, Girls5Eva, Poker Face, 30 Rock, The Americans, Broad City, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Master of None, Goatface, The Smurfs, Good Time and a recurring role on Dear Edward besides many independent films. He has also produced, directed and starred in 8 of his own films in Guyana and New York.

Awards to Mahadeo include the following:

A Meritorious Award from the Mayor of New York.


BEST SET AWARD for the play LUV which he also directed in Guyana.

BEST ACTOR AWARD at the National Drama Festival (Guyana) for his performance in the play -WATCH DE RIDE 2 – JUSTICE in 2013.

BEST ACTOR AWARD at the National Drama Festival (Guyana) for his performance in the play -83 MILLION GEES in 2012.

Mahadeo is very dedicated to his craft and on his screening of his movie “Brown Sugar too bitter for me” at the prestigious “PROCTORS THEATRE” in the City of Schenectady, New York, the Mayor passed an OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION naming 30th November 2014 as “Mahadeo Shivraj Day” in Schenectady. A RESOLUTION was also passed unanimously in his honor by the City Council, City of Schenectady and he was also recognized by the Schenectady County Legislature. This is a first for a Guyanese.

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