Almitra Mavalvala is a Sydney-based Persian Pakistani performing artist, writer, and composer who hails from Karachi, Pakistan. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music (Music Theatre) from the Australian Institute of Music. Shen began her theatre journey in Pakistan, where she worked on productions such as Ira Levin's "Death Trap" and Nida Butt's musical "Grease."
In 2015, Almitra pursued her passion for theatre and film by studying special effects makeup, which deepened her knowledge of the craft. She returned to Pakistan in 2016 to direct and produce her first music video, which featured her own original music and lyrics.
Almitra has also composed and written music for various projects, including "The Breaths in Between" with Eleven O’Clock Theatre and developing her own musical, "Aaliyah" in 2023.
In 2022, Almitra premiered her autobiographical show "Blacklisted" at the Hayes Theatre, which addressed the urgent and important issues of displacement of home, racial profiling, and immigration. She hopes that her story will resonate with audiences and leave a lasting impact beyond theatre.