Hey, I'm Shaan!

Los Angeles, California

Shaan Dasani is an actor and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. He made his LA stage debut in The Blank Theater’s “The Not Lesbians,” directed by Michael A. Shepperd, taking on the lead role of a transgender college student who is meeting his ex girlfriend for the first time after transition. He went on to work with TeAda Productions movement ensemble piece “Global Taxi Driver”, directed by Award winning performance artist and playwright Leilani Chan, portraying multiple characters – from a flirtatious immigrant taxi driver to a loveable in-over-his-head Uber driver hoping to make money and new friends. In the summer of 2015, Shaan was cast in the lead role of KATE in Queer Classic’s rendition of “The Taming of the Shrew,” directed by Casey Kringlen at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.  The following summer he was cast in another Fringe show as "E.Q." award winning playwright Sean Graney's absurdist dark comedy "Porno Dido," directed by Heather Tyler. 


Shaan soon ventured into the on camera acting world, quickly landing lead roles in commercials for Google and Wells Fargo.  Film credits include indie dramas 'MAKING A MARK' (dir:  Gaurav Bhatnagar) and 'RIVER' directed by Chapman University alum Sam Crainich.  Most recently, Shaan earned eligibility status to join the Screen Actor's Guild for his work on Criminal Minds:  Beyond Borders.  He is constantly training to hone in on his craft as a commercial, comedic & dramatic actor.   

Prior to venturing into the acting world, Shaan learned the art of storytelling from behind the camera. With an MFA from Chapman University, and as an alumni of Film Independent’s Project:Involve program, he has written & directing over 30 short films, commercials, music videos. In 2010, Shaan directed a short film for world re-known Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman's Indo-Peace concert in Australia, as the South Asian community living there was facing unprecedented attacks. Rahman's free concert was held in an effort to build bridges and unity.  The film screened live in front of 40,000 fans.


In 2013, Shaan was invited to join the Director's Guild of America (D.G.A.) and has been a member since.  

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Los Angeles • Comedy

In the search of her Korean family’s history, Grace sends her grandma’s DNA to 23+Me and unravels a huge family secret...a Japanese uncle!

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I Friggin Love you

Los Angeles • Drama, Romantic Comedy

Love can make you or break you.

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Best Friend Fix

Los Angeles • Comedy, Sci-Fi

A lonely introvert signs up for Best Friend Fix, a subscription service that delivers a new robot best friend monthly.

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Sinked Up

Los Angeles • Comedy, LGBTQ

Two women started as roommates. Then they fell in love. A story told from behind the bathroom door.

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Desolation Center

Los Angeles • Documentary, Music

The untold story of influential Reagan-era guerrilla punk and industrial desert happenings that still reverberate throughout our culture.

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I Would Have Kissed You

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

After college, Olivia and Mattie find the real world isn't all that it's cracked up to be. But maybe friendship can keep them afloat? Maybe?

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New York • Horror, Thriller

While passing through a small town, a modern-day witch must fight her way through a cult of men to find a young woman who’s disappeared.

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The BLDG: Five Stories of Horror

New York • Horror, Other

Five chilling stories set in the same creepy NYC building, where dark forces bring about the manifestation of its residents' worst fears.

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New York • Horror, Mystery

Four stories of four women who each encounter supernatural events that shatter their personal perceptions of reality.

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New York • Horror

A young black man in Brooklyn must prove his new white neighbors are emissaries from the Satanic cult they both survived as children.

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Denver • Horror, Thriller

It's not just about survival. It's about a community.

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One Bird at a Time

Portland • Comedy, Drama

When do-gooder and lovable neurotic Julie strives to save the neediest and the craziest in the world, she has to start in her own backyard.

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New York • Comedy, Drama

Two actresses from conservative immigrant backgrounds agree to a green card marriage hoping to pursue their very American passions.

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Agent of Change

Los Angeles • Comedy, LGBTQ

A secret agent is on a mission to save the future of food, and as a transgender man, save humanity... one gender stereotype at a time.

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New Recruits

Fremont • Comedy, LGBTQ

New Recruits is a military satire about why young men and women choose to serve in the Army and the headstrong leadership that prepares th

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Milwaukee • Drama, Thriller

While a former paramedic lives a low-key life to cope with PTSD, her new roommate has other plans, and a vendetta against medical personnel.

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Passive Aggressive Dads

Blue Hill • Comedy

Two dads try to spend a nice day at the park with their daughters and end up avenging their life's failures upon a group of obnoxious teens.

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New York • Drama, Family

Zoe overcomes her unusual attachment to a blanket with her foster mom's creative use of comic books.

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New York • Comedy, Drama

A racially mixed , outspoken actress in New York City constantly being told ‘no’ and offering herself a 'yes'

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Park Slope Moms

New York • Comedy

A high-powered attorney turned 'stay-at-home' mom regains power as PTA President, but ruling with an iron fist sparks a coup.

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Ring is now STALLED

Los Angeles • Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Two strangers on dates from hell bond in the women's bathroom over their issues with love.

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Rich Kids

Houston • Drama

A group of Latino teens in a poor community break into Los Ricos, a local mansion, to forget their difficult lives and live a different one.

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Pay to Stay

New York • Horror, LGBTQ

A couple take a mini-vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the AirBNB they rented may lead to their untimely end.

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