BEHIND THE LENS
Namaste! Hello! Welcome!
I'm an actor, a coffee lover, and most definitely a cat lady - among other things.
I was born in Jabalpur, India to a South-Indian mom and Punjabi dad so I speak Hindi, Malayalam, and Punjabi fluently. I started acting when I was 11 --- studied theatre extensively all the way through college and received a BA in Theatre Arts. For five years, I was the artistic director and producer of The Cranbrook Court Theatre Company, a theatre group that was created by young actors to help educate children about theatre and find passion in the arts.
I've been acting in film and television for a little over seven years. I hope to create positive and powerful images of South Asian women on mainstream media.
I currently live in Los Angeles, California with my wonderful husband, Peter Kingra-Mickelsen and our two beautiful cats! When I'm not working, I like to cozy up with coffee, my cats, and books - I'm currently reading So You Want to Talk About Race, by: Ijeoma Oluo