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Hannah Simone
Actress, New Girl
Hannah Simone stars on FOX's hit series, New Girl, opposite Zooey Deschanel. Simone hosted HGTV Canada's popular design show, "Space for Living", before moving onto Canada's largest music channel, "MuchMusic". After MuchMusic, Simone moved to Los Angeles, where she hosted two seasons of WCG Ultimate Gamer...
 
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Aruna Shields
Actress, Prince
British actress and filmmaker Aruna Shields has achieved critical acclaim for lead roles in cinema releases worldwide. A Google Zeitgeist, she is one of the most popular names online and best known in Europe and India. Mixed race, multi-talented and versatile Aruna uses her certification in psychotherapy and mindfulness to produce conscious films and improve performance...
 
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Reshma Shetty
Actress, Royal Pains
Reshma Shetty was born on November 2, 1977 in Manchester, England, UK to Hindu parents. She was raised in England and Richmond, Virginia in the United States. She is a graduate of the famed Opera department at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. On stage, Reshma received rave reviews in 2006 for her...
 
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Richa Shukla
Richa grew up in Northern California in a household of engineers/doctors by day and musicians, singers, & entertainers by night. She was surrounded by artists from the day she was born and developed a passion for acting and dance very early in life. Her parents immigrated from India to the U.S. before she was born...
 
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Navi Rawat
Actress, Numb3rs
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Rebecca Hazlewood
Actress, Equals
Rebecca's career began when she was cast as Mina in the Film4 feature 'Dog Eat Dog' alongside David Oyelowo and Ricky Gervais. She gained recognition and a cult following in the UK for her role as Arun Parmar in psycho drama 'Bad Girls', one of the first transsexual characters to ever appear on national television...
 
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Riya Ray
Actress, Dhoom 3
 
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Tehmina Sunny
Tehmina Sunny is firmly making her mark in both film and television. Born in London, her passion for the arts was developed at an early age. She received a scholarship for playing the violin, Viola and piano. With no previous training she was a finalist for the BBCs cross-country search for acting talent...
 
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Lisa Ray
Lisa Ray was finishing high school in Canada with aspirations of majoring in Journalism at University when a celebrated fashion magazine approached her to model for them, and she ended up on the cover. This catapulted her into a state of instant celebrity. Her high-profile career got her noticed by Indian filmmakers...
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Sitara Hewitt
Sitara Hewitt is originally from Toronto, Canada. Her performing career began in dance and she is trained in classical ballet, jazz, hip-hop and modern, with dance roles in productions like Deepa Mehta's Bollywood/Hollywood. She is a model as well and has appeared in countless magazines in North America...
 
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Laila Rouass
Laila Rouass was born in London to Moroccan/Indian parents. Laila studied in Britain but decided to drop her studies and travel in India for a few months. A few months turned into six years. Whilst living in Bombay, she worked for MTV, BBC, and TNT. Her step into movies came when she was spotted by Italian director Aditya Bhattacharya and whisked off to Messina to shoot Senso unico.
 
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Neelam Verma
Neelam Verma was born in Montreal, Canada to parents who immigrated from India in the 1970s. She graduated from a prestigious Canadian Business school in 1998 and worked in brand marketing with Procter & Gamble before setting off on a whirlwind trip around the world. She traveled to twenty-five countries over the next several months...
 
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Sheetal Sheth
Sheetal is an actress, writer, and producer who burst onto the scene with raves in the groundbreaking film, 'ABCD', playing the gutsy lead, a risky and memorable role as a promiscuous young girl struggling with the ties of family and tradition. She broke out and won hearts in 'Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World' opposite Albert Brooks...
 
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Naomi Scott
Actress, Power Rangers
Naomi Scott was born in London, England. She first starting singing with the Bridge Church Youth Band and regularly performed in school musicals. Scott was eventually discovered by British pop star Kelle Bryan from the band Eternal who signed Naomi as a client. She then went to work with Xenomania. In 2009...
 
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Crystal Marie Denha
Self, Extra
Crystal Marie Denha is a multi-talented performer hailing from Detroit, MI. After she was caught entertaining her classmates in grade school with her sharp wit and even sharper tongue, her teachers, rather than punish her, encouraged her to join a local theater group. It was from these humble beginnings that Crystal Marie began her mission to conquer the entertainment industry...
 
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Hazel D'Jan
Actress, Devil
Hazel D'Jan fell in love with acting at a young tender age of six performing and singing in school plays. Keeping it close to her heart, she grew a passion for acting which she never shared with anyone. D'Jan continued attending drama schools and practised the art of acting under guidance from renowned teachers...
 
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Amrapali Ambegaokar
Actress, Scandal
The former Principal Dancer of Cirque du Soleil in over 750 shows, Amrapali is an actress with recurring roles on ABC's Scandal season 4,5 & 6 and she previously recurred in 18 episodes of ABC's Grey's Anatomy with Guest starring roles on NBC's Heroes and roles on The Mindy Project, Mistresses, The Exes, Hart of Dixie, Key & Peele, Chasing Life, Desperate Housewives, Alias, Boston Legal, ER in TV...
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Leela Savasta
Leela Savasta was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. She is also a dual citizen with the United States. Savasta stars in the Showcase original drama series Cra$h & Burn. Additionally, she play recurring roles in NBC's award winning drama Battlestar Galactica and in Chris Haddock crime drama series Intelligence...
 
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Pallavi Sharda
Actress, Lion
Pallavi Sharda is an international film and theatre actress and classical Indian (Bharatha Natyam) dancer. Her film credits include Oscar nominated film 'Lion' (2016), Bollywood films 'Begum Jaan' (2017) and 'Hawaizaada' (2015) and comedy Australian film 'Save Your Legs'. She joins the lead cast in the highly anticipated ABC drama Pulse (2017)...
 
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Pooja Kumar
Actress, Vishwaroopam
Winning the title of Miss India USA was the start to a global acting career for American actress Pooja Kumar. Today Pooja has acted in major Hollywood films, including Man on a Ledge, and the IFC film, Bollywood Hero where she starred opposite SNL star, Chris Kattan. She had in a starring role in iconic Indian actor and filmmaker Kamal Haasan's blockbuster film Vishwaroopam...
 
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Agam Darshi
Agam Darshi was born Agamdeep Darshi in Birmingham, UK. At a very young age, she and her family moved to Canada. At the age of 14, she left home and moved to Calgary, to pursue a career of acting - which is her passion. Agam studied Theater and Fine Arts at the University of Calgary and earned a degree and photography...
 
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Summer Bishil
Actress, Towelhead
Summer Bishil was born in Pasadena, California. She and her family moved overseas when she was three. Summer attended British and American schools while her family lived overseas, She returned to her home town of Pasadena just shy of her 14th birthday. In love with the idea of becoming an actress since the age of five...
 
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Natasha Chandel
Natasha Chandel is an award-winning creative executive, performer and overall funny girl based in LA. A former content producer and writer at MTV News in New York City, the Toronto native is a graduate of Ryerson University's Radio and Television Arts program. She has interviewed some of the biggest superstars in the world...
 
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Pratima Anaé
Actress, Outsourced
Actress, Host, Model and Beauty Queen, Pratima Anae grew up in a small Amish town in the heart of the Midwest. In this unlikely setting, her parents, Indian immigrants, began their families' quest for the American dream. Pratima, the middle of three children, rose above convention and expectation when she was crowned Miss Indiana USA...
 
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Rhona Mitra
Actress, Shooter
Mitra was born in Paddington, London, England, the daughter of Nora Downey and Anthony Mitra, a cosmetic surgeon. She has an older and a younger brother. Her father is of Bengali Indian and English descent, and her mother is Irish. In 1984, when Mitra was eight, her parents divorced, and she was sent to boarding school...
 
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Sarah-Jane Dias
Dias was born to Eustace Dias, a marketing manager with Oilfields Supply Centre in Muscat, and Yolanda Dias. She has a sister, Elena-Rose Dias. She did her schooling up to Class X at the Indian School Wadi Kabir and the remaining two years at the Indian School Muscat and then went to Mumbai's Mithibai College as well as at St...
 
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Sumi Das
Miscellaneous Crew, Click Online
 
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Preeya Kalidas
Actress, EastEnders
Preeya Kalidas is a singer,actress,dancer. Her credits cover stage,screen and television. She was cast after a worldwide search in the leading role of Priya in AR Rahmans Bombay Dreams produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber.She sang the hit song Shakalaka Baby which won best video at MTV Asia Awards. Also as part of the Brit-Asian success...
 
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Noureen DeWulf
Actress Noureen DeWulf was born in New York and raised in Georgia. Her parents are from Pune, India. She was educated at Boston University's School of the Arts. One of DeWulf's first roles was in the Oscar winning short West Bank Story. Acting success continued with roles in TV hits such as CSI: NY...
 
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Katy Mirza
Actress, Kasme Vaade
Young Katy, an aspiring graphic designer in 1972-73, was working as a receptionist at the London Hilton hotel when a Playboy Club employee saw her and asked her to audition. After meeting Hugh Hefner, Katy become a Playboy "Bunny" in 1973. Katy, the daughter of an income tax officer, was born in Aden as Katiya...
 
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Archie Panjabi
Actress, The Good Wife
Archie made her film debut in the British hit East Is East. Since then, she has continued to work on international blockbuster films, from Bend It Like Beckham and The Constant Gardener to critically acclaimed films like A Mighty Heart (starring opposite Angelina Jolie) and Yasmin (written by Simon Beaufoy)...
 
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Puja Mohindra
Actress, Muck
 
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Patricia Isaac
Splitting her time between LA, Vancouver, and Toronto, Patricia was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta where she began appearing in school and church plays at a young age. After high school, she majored in Economics and Political Science at the University of Alberta, and while still in her studies...
 
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Melissa Roy
Growing up in the small town of Greenwood, Indiana, Melissa knew from a tender young age that she was destined to be an actress. However, that was not a suitable option to her mother or the Indian community, who frowned upon youngsters that pursued artistic endeavors instead of following the age-old path of medicine and engineering...
 
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Bruna Abdullah
Actress, Billa 2
Bruna Abdullah born (Bruna Abdalah on 24 October 1986), in Porto Alegre, Brazil to an Arabian mother and a Brazilian father, and is the second child of two children. Abdullah never had any intention to make her fortune in India. She came as a tourist, by exploring the country, she found an agency that she liked...
 
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Rani Bheemuck
Actress, Eject
 
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Anjali Jay
Anjali Jay is an English actress of Indian descent, mostly known for her roles in Robin Hood and Blind Dating, starring opposite Chris Pine. She currently lives in Vancouver, BC. Anjali come from a strong theatre and dance background. She played Juliet in a national UK tour of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet...
 
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Pooja Shah
Actress, EastEnders
Pooja Shah was born on 8th August 1979 in North London in a Kenyan-Asian family. Grandparents migrated to Kenya from Gujarat in Western India and so the ancestral roots are there. After studying at local Nursery, Infants and Junior school, she did GCSE at a Girls Grammar School. Took a year out from studies and worked part-time at the Finchley Youth Theatre...
 
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Fagun Thakrar
Actress Fagun was born in Leicester, England. She moved to London when she was accepted at University College London to study medicine and later trained in acting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has starred alongside Martin Sheen in 'Bhopal' A prayer for Rain', a true story based on the biggest industrial disaster in human history...
 
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Fereshta Kazemi
Actress, Heal
Fereshta Kazemi is an Afghan-American film Actress in the United States & Afghanistan. Born in Kabul, Afghanistan at the height of the country's Russian take over, Kazemi fled with her family on one of the last planes out of Kabul. They went to Bankok, Thailand for a few years, then to New York City where she was raised...
 
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Shoba Narayan
Shoba Narayan is currently in the acclaimed Broadway production of "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812." On screen, she is known for Quantico (2015), Growing Up Smith (2015) and Halal in the Family (2015). She is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and holds a BFA in Musical Theater...
 
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Serena Varghese
Serena Varghese-Gonzalez,a voice over actor Born on October 10, 1981 in Houston, Texas. American actress and voice actress of Indian descent. She primarily does voice work in anime titles with ADV Films and Seraphim Digital. Worked in many films, upcoming actress in Hollywood. credited for the movie...
 
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Poorna Jagannathan
Actress, The Night Of
Poorna Jagannathan is an American actress and producer. She is a series regular on the HBO series The Night Of. Jagannathan rose to prominence in India after starring in the Bollywood film Delhi Belly opposite Imran Khan. She will also be seen in the third season of the Netflix series, House of Cards...
 
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Sujata Day
Actress, Insecure
The daughter of a mechanical engineer and housewife, Sujata became involved in the performing arts at a very young age. She began with dance (ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, and East Indian folk and classical dance) and then became equally interested in acting, singing and musical theater. She continued...
 
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Meera Simhan
Meera Simhan's first lead film role comes in Date Movie, playing the loving Mom to Alyson Hannigan. Simhan was born in England and raised in San Diego. At age eight, she went to Kodai Kanal International Boarding School in South India, until she returned to Southern California to attend High School and College in Orange County...
 
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Anita Vora
Miscellaneous Crew, Life of Pi
 
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Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif is one of eight siblings, 7 girls and 1 boy, from a mother who is a Caucasian of British Nationality, and a father who was formerly from Kashmir, India, but who has since acquired British citizenship. Her mother is now re-settled in Chennai (formerly known as Madras), the Capital of the state of Tamil Nadu in India...
 
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Sidhi Gosain
Actress, Memory
 
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Priya Rajaratnam
Priya Rajaratnam is a Canadian actress and dancer born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. She grew up in Monchengladbach, Germany and Vancouver, Canada. Rajaratnam is trained in Bharatanatyam (classical Indian dance) from the age of five for over a decade. Rajaratnam was also trained in Karnatic singing and Violin...
 
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Natasha Chandel
Natasha Chandel is an award-winning creative executive, performer and overall funny girl based in LA. A former content producer and writer at MTV News in New York City, the Toronto native is a graduate of Ryerson University's Radio and Television Arts program. She has interviewed some of the biggest superstars in the world...
 
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Amara Karan
Amara was born to Sri Lankan parents who had moved to England from Zambia to further her father's work opportunities. She went to the Wimbledon High School and, although she enjoyed drama, she regarded acting as a risky profession and studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University, graduating with a 2:1 degree...
 
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Rhianna Jagpal
Rhianna Jagpal was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1995. Post secondary, her passion for acting became even more serious as she then moved to LA where she attended The New York Film Academy and enrolled in their intensive acting programs. Performing has been a huge part of Rhianna's life since she was very little and she looks forward to all the experiences that are ahead of her.
 
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Melinda Shankar
Melinda Leanna Shankar is a Guyanese-Canadian actress best known for playing Alli Bhandari from the beginning of Season 8 in Degrassi: The Next Generation and Indira "Indie" Mehta on YTV series, 'How to be Indie.' Melinda made her starring mark in 2008 in the 8th season of Degrassi as Alli Bhandari...
 
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Reema Sampat
Reema Sampat was born on August 27, 1987 in Houston, Texas, USA. She is an Indian American actress and producer, known for Shades of Blue (2017), Pretenders (2017) and Blood Surf (2017). She has been in films that have premiered at Sundance Film Festival and SXSW. She resides in New York City.
 
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Shoba Narayan
Shoba Narayan is currently in the acclaimed Broadway production of "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812." On screen, she is known for Quantico (2015), Growing Up Smith (2015) and Halal in the Family (2015). She is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and holds a BFA in Musical Theater...