Birthday: 24 June 1976, Phillipsburg, New Jersey, USA
Height: 163 cm
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 Albe...
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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, as the female lead, Maya, winning the role after an extensive international casting search.Raised in a small New Jersey city, she discovered her passion for acting in high school and subsequently enrolled in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. After supplementing her education with a summer in Amsterdam as part of the intensive, International Theatre Workshop studying under renowned acting teachers like Kristin Linklater, she graduated with honors.Sheetal has starred in over 18 feature films, appeared in many TV shows, and is a seasoned voice-over artist. She has become a favorite on the festival circuit for her provocative performances and has earned a loyal, international following. She won 3 Best Actress nods for 'The World Unseen' and 1 for her role in 'Wings of Hope', with the former premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival and then going on to win 11 SAFTA's (South African equiv to Oscars). In 2012, fans voted her 'Favorite Movie Actress' in AfterEllen's Visibility Awards.Sheetal's career and personal reputation have drawn the attention of companies worldwide. She has represented such brands as Reebok and CHI hair care. She was also the first Indian American to appear in Maxim. Moreover, Sheetal is known as much as an actress as she is someone who's outspoken and heavily involved in community outreach. Sheetal takes an active interest in politics, she writes a popular blog, she's served in AmeriCorps (President Clinton's National Service program), BBBS of LA, and she promotes organizations which encourage communities that are under-represented to make their voices heard. She also regularly speaks on panels and forums internationally.You can see Sheetal on the cover of several magazines including Anokhi, Audrey, Woman International as well as featured in magazines ranging from Best Life to Venice. Show less «