Singaporean Ismaili makes debut in television series “Dream School” – The Ismaili new


Shirin Keshvani shooting a scene from “Dream School”. Photo: Courtesy of Shirin Keshvani 
Shirin Keshvani shooting a scene from “Dream School”. Photo: Courtesy of Shirin Keshvani

Shirin Keshvani was a toddler when she first took to the stage. At age four, she was selected to emcee the official opening of her nursery school. The stage was fast becoming her second home.

“I enjoy singing and playing my guitar. I love performing – life would be empty without it,” says Keshvani.

From dressing up for festivals, to singing and dancing, she’s tried it all. At the age of 10, Keshvani won her school’s talent quest, singing and performing on her guitar. She has also performed in various dramatic and musical roles in school and at a professional level.

In November, the 12-year-old made her television acting debut on Singapore’s Okto TV Channel in Dream School. The drama/musical television series is about a group of kids who enrol in a performing arts school, and depicts their trials and tribulations as they try to fit into a creative environment that seeks to nurture their special gifts. At the same time, they are trying to grapple with ordinary issues that pre-teens face.


In 2008, Keshvani made it to the finals of a talent contest jointly organised by Park Royal Hotel and talent academy Kids Performing. She impressed the judges belting out a cover of Aretha Franklin’s R.E.S.P.E.C.T. The next year, she participated in national broadcaster Okto’s One Minute of Fame and ranked among the top 20 out of more than 300 participants singing the Guns ‘n Roses hit song, Sweet Child ‘O Mine.

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