BEHIND THE LENS
Namaste! Hello! Welcome!
Thank-you for stopping by to get to know me! 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.
Now, I'm diving head first into film and television and 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