My name is Kiran (the ray of light) Rai—which often also gets confused with the pronunciation as Ray. My father named me after my parents went to the gurudwara for the Naam Karan ceremony (Sikh ceremony of naming a child) and the letter 'Kakka' came up.
In November 2016, our Brown Girl of the Month Sarish Khan made a huge leap of faith by taking a one-way flight to Pakistan to pursue her dream of an acting career. With no projects lined up, she auditioned until she was discovered and found her way into films.
Nivedita Kulkarni is a writer, actress, and comedian based in NYC. She was recognized as a rising Asian American performer in Hollywood by HBO's East of Main Street. Nivedita has worked in development at Segal NYC, is a nominator for the 2017 Kilroy Awards, and can be seen on TV & commercials nationwide.
Anita Kalathara is an Indian-American actress born in New York and now based in LA. Selected to be in ABC’s Talent Showcase 2015, Anita most recently wrapped YouTube Red’s first feature "Dance Camp," the FOX feature "Mono" and the indie film "Trafficked" with Ashley Judd.
There has never been a better time to be an Indian in Hollywood—and “Family Party” actress Jaya Prasad couldn’t agree more. Prasad, 27, plays the role of Arti on Netflix’s 50-minute narrative that indulges in the Indian-American lifestyle and evokes laughter and emotion while doing so.
As an actor, you dream about that once in a lifetime role, the role that you know you were born to play. Not out of ego, but because the minute you read it, you know who this person is, and you fall in love with the world that the writer has created.
It has been a little over a month since it was announced that the pilot of the new ABC series “Quantico” starring Priyanka Chopra was picked up. The trailer looked promising upon its released and received positive feedback.
Anjali Bhimani has come a long way. She brought Indian flair to her role in the stage interpretation of Kipling’s Jungle Book, and then moved on to other things. Now, fresh from her success with appearances in the hit TV show “Modern Family,” and her new film Miss India America.
Nadia Manzoor used to be a self-admitted liar. Telling a white lie here, a little fib there — it was the only method by which she could successfully navigate through the harrowing terrain of growing up in North London as a Pakistani-Muslim girl — and still maintain her sanity.
Pakistani actress Veena Malik has been slapped with a blasphemy charge of 26 years for acting in a mock wedding on Geo TV while religious music played in the background. Her husband Asad Bashir Khan along with the chief of Geo TV and the host of the show have also been charged with the same offense.
I come from a very unique, and interesting background. My family loved to travel so I have traveled to over 45 countries and grown up in five major cities. After my university graduation in IT and Marketing, I was offered a scholarship to study for a PhD at my alma-mater but, instead, I decided to quick start my corporate life. I worked for investment banks in Sydney, New Zealand and the U.K. I planned to one day have my own firm, but gave up my corporate dream to pursue a career in acting and modeling after awakening my artistic talents and winning a few beauty pageants.
Written and performed by Qurrat Ann Kadwani, “They Call Me Q” is the true epitome of a one-woman show! In June, Kadwani made headlines in the theater world when she became the first South Asian woman to ever have a solo Off-Broadway show. The play tells a story of a young girl growing up in Bronx, New York, with traditional Indian parents, eager to fit in with her culturally diverse peers.
Tiya Sircar, 32, is an American actress of Indian decent who is primarily known for her roles in "The Internship," " Vampire Diaries" and "17 Again." Get to know this budding star better with these seven need-to-know facts!
I'm not really sure what specifically made me choose acting as a career, other than realizing somewhere around high school that this thing I loved to do, performing, was something I could actually do for a living!