She auditioned with the song "Diamonds" by Rihanna. Her performance was both praised and ridiculed as the song contained age-sensitive lyrical content.
She was cast in the role of Tallulah in a stage production of Bugsy Malone.
She was born in England to South African parents. Her father Lennox fought to claim that Asanda was mature for her age after Asanda was criticized for sexualizing her performance at a young age.
She auditioned for the role of Little Red Riding Hood in the film Into the Woods, a part that would eventually go to Lilla Crawford.