Melanie Chandra


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Melanie is an actress and producer passionate about bringing more empathy to this world through her work. In line with that mission, she uses her platforms both on-screen and behind the camera to share powerful and diverse stories about women and minorities. She is best known for her work as Malaya Pineda on CBS's Code Black. Born in Illinois, ... See full bio »

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Code Black Malaya Pineda
(2015-2017)
The Brink Fareeda
(2015)
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  Lie Hard (post-production)
Katie Reynolds
 2021 Clifford the Big Red Dog (completed)
Susan (uncredited)
 2021 Distancing Socially
Ella
 2020 Rain Beau's End
Kendra
 2019 Sucked In
Reyna
 2019 Surina & Mel (Video)
Melanie
 2019 Josiah (Short)
 2019 Draupadi Unleashed
Sita
 2017 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Lela Samra
- Sanctuary (2017) ... Lela Samra
- American Dream (2017) ... Lela Samra
 2015-2017 Code Black (TV Series)
Malaya Pineda
- Fallen Angels (2017) ... Malaya Pineda
- The Devil's Workshop (2017) ... Malaya Pineda
- Vertigo (2017) ... Malaya Pineda
- Unfinished Business (2017) ... Malaya Pineda
- One in a Million (2017) ... Malaya Pineda
 2016 Brown Nation (TV Series)
Roli
- Dhansukh Dilemma (2016) ... Roli
- Need to Fire Matt (2016) ... Roli
- The Baby Issue (2016) ... Roli
- 5 Year Anniversary (2016) ... Roli (credit only)
- I'm a Supastar (2016) ... Roli (credit only)
 2016 Nashville (TV Series)
Stephanie Leigh
- The Trouble with the Truth (2016) ... Stephanie Leigh
 2015 The Brink (TV Series)
Fareeda
- Who's Grover Cleveland? (2015) ... Fareeda (as Melanie Kannokada)
- Sticky Wicket (2015) ... Fareeda (as Melanie Kannokada)
- Tweet Tweet Tweet (2015) ... Fareeda (as Melanie Kannokada)
- Swim, Shmuley, Swim (2015) ... Fareeda (as Melanie Kannokada)
- Baghdad My Ass (2015) ... Fareeda (as Melanie Kannokada)
 2015 For Here or to Go?
Shveta (as Melanie Kannokada)
 2014 A New Man (Short)
Attractive Young Mom (as Melanie Kannokada)
 2014 Bollywood Stripper (Short)
Panchgula (as Melanie Kannokada)
 2014 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
Ayesha
- Allegiance (2014) ... Ayesha (as Melanie Kannokada)
 2013 D for Dopidi
Shalini (as Melanie Kannokada)
 2012 Love, Lies and Seeta
Seeta McKinsey (as Melanie Kannokada)
 2012 Parenthood (TV Series)
Kirsten Matai
- Politics (2012) ... Kirsten Matai (as Melanie Kannokada)
 2011 Safiya's Story (Video short)
Safiya (as Melanie Kannokada)
 2011 The Nine Lives of Chloe King (TV Mini Series)
Nikki Amaral
- Girls Night Out (2011) ... Nikki Amaral (as Melanie Kannokada)
 2011 Rules of Engagement (TV Series)
Simran
- The Set Up (2011) ... Simran (as Melanie Kannokada)
 2011 Son of Morning
TV Spectator (as Melanie Kannokada)
 2010 A Holiday Greeting from FourLoko (Short)
Diane (as Melanie Kannokada)
 2010 Bicycle Bride
Beena (as Melanie Kannokada)
 2010 Sex and the City 2
Flight Attendant (uncredited)
 2010 How to Make It in America (TV Series)
Hot Hipster Girl (as Melanie Kannokada)
 2009 Nice Brothers (TV Series)
Dancer
- Nice Brothers in Bollywood (2009) ... Dancer (as Melanie Kannokada)
 2008 The Daily Show (TV Series)
Bollywood Girl
- Ron Howard (2008) ... Bollywood Girl (as Melanie Kannokada)
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Alternate Names:

Melanie Kannokada

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Graduated Stanford University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. She was a member of the university's cheerleading squad and served as the Student Body President in her senior year. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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