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It all started when...
My sister, Keertana, and I had the most All-American upbringing with the most rooted sense of culture and heritage. I played sports to fit in with all the cool kids on weekdays and we traveled around the country singing Indian music with my mom on weekends.
It wasn’t until 9th grade, when one of my teammates on the basketball team overheard me singing along to my walkman to Mariah Carey and then secretly told the coach that I should be singing the National Anthem at all the school sporting events. I was SO NERVOUS but I knew that this exposure was going to change my life.
When I look back at early adulthood, I can honestly say that being involved in the arts was the reason why I never even noticed that I was one of 5 Indian kids in the entirety of good ole Bastrop, TX...even when 9/11 happened and having brown skin was like wearing a big red target, bullying wasn't even an issue because music was a common ground.
I went on to receive a scholarship to study musical theatre at the University of Oklahoma and moved to New York City in 2008 to pursue the life of a working actor. Today, I celebrate credits on Network Television, Film, Off-broadway, National Tours, and Commercials. I thrive on collaborating with forward thinking filmmakers to portray the EVERY WOMAN regardless of race, religion, upbringing, preconceived beauty standards, or economic status.
I'm also a wife, motivator, visionary entrepreneur, and fiercely loyal friend/daughter/sister. Along the way I've found that taking care of my instrument, has given me so much clarity and allowed me to not only show up for my craft, but actually SEE the longevity I've created for my life. I want to help as many people as I can, create that same longevity for themselves, and be a Voice for Integrated Life!
I plan to exploit this privilege that I have as an artist and this platform as a woman of color to CREATE positive change. Care to join me??? GREAT...
Motivation is ACTION driven by inspiration...Let's do this 💪🏾 🙏🏾 🙌🏾
"Oh, the places you'll go..."
I'm also passionate about traveling, taking in all of the world's wonders, and relishing in all its flavors. Check out my travel map marking my stops around the globe and upcoming destinations!
BEEN THERE, DONE THAT