Ninia Benjamin is one of the UK’s hottest female comedians with a wealth of television, stage and live stand-up experience.
Ninia was catapulted to stardom as one third of BBC3’s 3 Non-Blondes, which later transferred to BBC2 and BBC America before going to a second series, shown internationally. From this, her talents have been showcased across all the major UK channels in a variety of roles, as a presenter, studio guest, actress and reality TV star. Ninia was crowned the Winner of Celebrity Scissorhands 2007 (BBC3) in which she and a host of celebrities cut and styled their way through two weeks in a televised salon, raising thousands of pounds for Children in Need. She was also a contestant on the hit Living programme, The Underdog Show in which celebrities were paired up with rescue dogs which they had to train in preparation for a number of obedience tests and she has made two hilarious appearances on BBC1’s Hole in the Wall. With an infectious sense of humour and effervescent screen presence, Ninia is a favourite guest and commentator for many popular discussion shows, for example Sky Comedy Close Up. Other recent television appearances include Total Wipeout and Celebrity Masterchef whilst her vocal talents can be heard in CBeebies’ Tinga Tinga Tales from February 2010. A talented actress, Ninia performed in Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues at the New Players Theatre in 2009 as part of the London celebration of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women.
Best UK Comedy Entertainment Programme: BECA (Black Entertainment Comedy Awards) 2004
British Comedy Award Nominee 2003: Best Newcomer
EMMA Award Nominee 2003
Best Comedy Award Winner for ‘Three Non-Blondes’: Screen Nation Awards