Sukhjit Khalsa

Spoken word artist, writer and performer

2022 WA Young Australian of the Year Nominee

Spoken word artist, writer and performer Sukhjit Khalsa is passionate about diversity and visibility in the performing arts. Her extraordinary work provokes conversations around identity, feminism, cultural confusions, and the power of uncomfortable conversations.

Sukhjit has performed at the Sydney Opera House for the Australian Poetry Slam Competition. Her performance on Australia’s Got Talent in 2016, an abridged version of her poem To Advance Australia Fair, made national headlines. One judge described the piece as “nation building” for confronting racism.

Sukhjit has toured Australia, Canada, South East Asia, the UK and the USA. She also wrote and performed the poetry show Fully Sikh about growing up in the Perth suburbs.

Her sold-out project, Saga Sisterhood, brought together emerging female storytellers who identify as South Asian and come from non-performer backgrounds.

Sukhjit is currently working as a producer/screenwriter on projects with Screenwest and the ABC. Sukhjit and her partner were one of 10 teams to be selected for Imagine Impact Australia 2020 to develop their own rom-com series.