Krijay Govender has been voted by the media as “one of the funniest woman in South Africa“ and has been nominated as Mzansi’s Top Comedian (Mzansi awards). She is one of two professional female comedians and has been rated as one of the top three MCs in SA. (Gwen Gill column, Sunday Times).
She works extensively on the corporate and business scene - from hosting events for Government/Business in London to awards ceremonies and conferences that have featured VIP including FIFA and Heads of States.
Besides her stand up comedy career, Govender is an award winning actress, playwright and director on stage and screen (Font, Isidingo). Krijay can also write comedy, motivational pieces, Women's Day tailored entertainment (skits and comedy) and perform.
After directing Isidingo (2 SAFTAs for direction) and the hit series Ubizo, Govender directed Rhythm City and the final session of City Sesla. She currently directs THE WILD for Mnet.
She is also an awarding winning playwright (Women in Brown). She has worked as a radio presenter and a columnist in the print media. She is a published academic.
She has a Masters degree in Drama and is at the tail end of her second masters in politics (really overdue thesis)!
Former Miss India SA. And Runner Up in Miss India Worldwide (New York- also Most Talented, Miss Congeniality, Best Smile) … can you believe it! She married her High school / University sweetheart Praveen Govender (no, they are not related, she just didn’t want to change her surname). They have two daughters (Milan, 5 and Janah, 2) and live in Randjesfontein in Gauteng.
Krijay’s corporate clients in 2011 include, amongst others:
IBM Information on Demand
ABSA Sales conference
Nestle professional session
Shoprite Women of the Year
Dealmakers of the Year
Secretary Association of SA
Sasol Ash and Fire Awards
SA Express awards
BHP Billiton Long Service
Coke Namibia Bottles Conference Mid East and Africa
BHP Billiton Women
Shark's Ladies Breakfast
Woolies Christmas Media Launch
PDNA Golf Day
Shoprite Festive launch
Engen Driver of the Year
Sasol Luminous Awards