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First NameLast NameRole in theaterHow you identifyHomeAgentEmailWebsite/Online PresenceNotes
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Theatre artists from the South Asian diaspora who want to join this list, please CLICK HERE. (Questions? Email Natasha at sinha.tash@gmail.com)
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NaynaAgrawalPlaywrightSouth AsianCaliforniaNaynaagrawal@yahoo.comNaynaagrawal.comSesame Street fellow
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AnnelyseAhmadActor
South Asia, Indian-American, Muslim-raised, I have family in Pakistan and the Middle East and am familiar with and feel comfortable portraying those cultures, also studied Hinduism and Bharatanatayam dance, and lived for a year in South India.
Chicago, IL, MidwestBMG Talentannelyse.ahmad@gmail.comannelyseahmad.com
"Orange" (world premiere) by Aditi Brennan Kapil. Milwaukee Rep - Emerging Professional Resident (Hot Box dancer in "Guys & Dolls" under Stephen Mear, Fred's wife in "Christmas Carol," "Who and the What" swing). Competitive Bollywood dance troupe and danced in Dhoom 3; theater for Development work in Uganda. Most interested in theater that gives voice to the voiceless. I speak French. Have spoken Hindi for scenes before.
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KaiserAhmedDirector & ActorBangladeshiILGRAY TALENTkaiser@jackalopetheatre.orgwww.jackalopetheatre.orgFounding Artistic Director/Associate Artistic Director of Jackalope Theatre Co.
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SharbariAhmedPlaywrightBangladeshi AmericanCT
Rachel Mills/Furniss Lawton UK
shabini71@gmail.com
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AnneAkhila
Actress, Bharatha Natyam dancer & choreographer
Indian-American, biracial
CA, southern CA, Los Angeles
Aqua Talent for commercial
anne.akhila@gmail.comwww.anneakhila.comSupporting lead in indie feature, principle in commercial
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ZiAlikhanDirector
South Asian/Indian-American
NYC
Ben Izzo (Abrams Artists Agency)
zi.alikhan@gmail.comzialikhan.comCurrently: Resident Director, ‘Hamilton’
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UsmanAllyActor
South Asian, African Born Pakistani American, African-Asian-American.
Currently Cali.
Gray Talent Group and Principal Entertainment LA
allourstoriesinc@gmail.com
www.usmanally.com, @UsmanAlly (instagram) @UsmanAlly (Twitter)
Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Nom, Drama League Honoree, Jeff Nom, SAGAFTRA Best Ensemble Veep, and others.
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KarlAlphonsoStage ManagerAsianOregonalphonsokarl@gmail.com
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ShamindaAmarakoonProduction Manager
South Asian, Sri Lankan-American
CT
shaminda.amarakoon@yale.edu
https://drama.yale.edu/program/technical-design-and-production
Director of Production at Yale School of Drama
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SowmyaAshokkumarplaywright, book writer
Indian-American, woman, LGBTQ+
Los Angeles, Bay Area
sashokkumarwrites@gmail.com
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KaileeAyyarplaywright/actor/dramaturgSouth AsianNew Yorkkailee.asha.ayyar@gmail.comManager of Artistic Development at MCC Theater
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JaclynBackhaus
playwright, new works curator for Fresh Ground Pepper
Punjabi / biracialNew YorkDerek Zasky, WMEjaclynbackhaus@gmail.comjaclynbackhaus.complays include INDIA PALE ALE (MTC, fall 2018) and MEN ON BOATS (Clubbed Thumb,Playwrights Horizons). Playwright in Residence at Lincoln Center. Cofounder of Fresh Ground Pepper (fgpnyc.com)
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FarahBalaactor, producer
Persian-Indian-American
New York CityLuedtke Agencyfarahbala@gmail.comwww.farahbala.comShot a Soderbergh film in March 2018, Voice over and audiobook narration (part of Audible's 2017 #audiblevoices national campaign), leadership coach and trainer for communication and equity-inclusion
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AnyaBanerjeeActor, writer
South Asian, Indian, Bengali, New Zealander
NYCLion Rockanya.banerjee@gmail.comanyabanerjee.comColumbia MFA Acting Class of 2020
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ShreyoBanerjeeActor/PlaywrightIndian-AmericanBrooklynshreyobanerjee@gmail.com
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Shalini BathinaActor, Choreographer, Director
Indian American, Indian, South Asian
Los Angeles and Bay Area
90210 Talentshalinibathina@gmail.com
shalinibathina.com and Insta: @shalini_bathina
Education: USC: BA Theatre and currently- Beverly Hills Playhouse, recent credits: Grey's Anatomy, Baby Daddy, Life in Pieces; Dance: trained in Kuchipudi, and various other styles
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ChrisBeanActor-Singer-DancerFilipino-AmericanNY, NYchrisjaybean@gmail.com
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PurvaBediactress, playwright
South Asian, Indian-American, Punjabi
New York
Stone Manners Salners
purvabedi1@gmail.compurvabedi.comAn Ordinary Muslim (New York Theatre Workshop), Dance Nation (Playwrights Horizons)
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KarishmaBhaganiDirector/Producer/Dramaturg/ActorIndian-KenyanNYC/Kenyakarishmabhagani@gmail.com
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Amisha BhandariActorSouth Asian/British New York
Amisha.amy.bhandari@gmail.com
Current student at Pace University's BFA Musical Theatre program
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AnshumanBhatiaScenic and Lighting DesignerSouth IndianNew York City
Alexis Williams, Bret Adams
anshumanbhatia@gmail.combhatiadesign.com
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JaspalBinningActorBritish-IndianBrooklyn, NYGershjsbinning@gmail.com
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RajeshBoseActorSouth AsianNY/NYCAbout Artistsbrooklynbose@gmail.comimdb.me/rajesh
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ZahraBudhwaniDirector/Playwright/ActorSouth AsianNYC17zahrab@gmail.comTraining at NYU Tisch
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JoyelleCabato
Actor, Arts Administrator (Marketing & Audience Services)
FilipinxNYjoyellemarie@gmail.comMCC Theater - Manager of Audience Services & Accessibility
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JadeCagalawan
Stage Manager/Production Manager/Company Manager
FilipinaLos Angeles, CAjade.cag@gmail.com
Instagram & Twitter: @jadecagawhat
Production Manager/Adj. Faculty at Cal Poly Pomona
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SamratChakrabartiActor/Composer/PlaywrightSouth Asian AmericanNew York
Abrams Artists Agency
writesamrat@gmail.comWWW.SAMRAT.TVhttps://www.facebook.com/facesamrat
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SukanyaChakrabarti
Playwright, Director, actor, dramaturg
South AsianCaliforniasukanya.myself@gmail.comwww.sukanyac.com
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AmithChandrashakerDesignerSouth AsianNYCAmithLD@gmail.comwww.amithld.com
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AdithiChandrashekarActorIndian-AmericanIllinoisStewart Talent
adithi.chandrashekar@gmail.com
Adithic.com
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AnitaChandwaney
Performer, playwright, co-found Rasaka
South-Asian American
IllinoisStewart Talentachandwaney@gmail.comFounding Executive director Rasaka Theatre Company
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Deepsikhachatterjeecostume designerSouth Asiannycdeepsikhachat@gmail.comwww.deepschatterjee.comcostume designer, clothing researcher, faculty at Hunter College, performance researcher
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KimberlyChatterjeeActor
Mixed Race Indian-American
NY
Professional Artists
Kimberly.chatterjee@gmail.com
www.KimberlyChatterjee.comMost recent: World Premiere production of Kate Hamill's Pride and Prejudice with Primary Stages
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KoushikChattopadhyayActor, PlaywrightIndianLos Angeles
Jana Luker Agency (Los Angeles)
koush.chatt@gmail.comwww.koushikchatt.comhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJfDvPt-gwqBeILnPPeVBHg; looking for a theater to sell my play "The Naked Yogi" with me as the lead.
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AshokChaudhryActor/WriterSouth AsianNYC/Haryana/Mumbaiaashokftii@gmail.comFB: ibdfnycchoreographer for commercial Hollywood and Bollywood projects: film and theater
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NikitaChaudhry
Actor, Producer, Choreographer, Dancer
Indian American Woman
NYC / LA
Au Courant Films - Nancy Scanlon (Manager)
nikita.chaudhry.14@gmail.com
nikitachaudhry.com (@nikita.chaudhry)
Co-Founder of Tamasha with Hypokrit Theatre Company, Women's March Women's Convention Co-Organizer
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NikkiChawlaActorIndian AmericanNY, open to jobs in LA
Emerging Talent LLC
Ckaurnikki@gmail.comSNL parodies, Discovery ID
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MeetuChilanaActor/SingerSouth AsianNYCmeetu.chilana@gmail.comwww.meetuchilana.com
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NickChoksiActor, musician, composerIndian-AmericanSt. Louis, MOStone Mannersnickchoksi@gmail.comwww.nickchoksi.comAlso an animator
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KabirChopraActorIndian, South AsianNew York, NYkabir@kabirchopra.comwww.KabirChopra.com
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NaveenChoudhuryPlaywrightSouth AsianNYC
naveen.choudhury@gmail.com
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RaniChoudhuryActor, Director
Indian American; Biracial; Bengali
New York, New Yorkranitchou@gmail.comCurrently Studying at NYU Tisch
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Shayok MishaChowdhuryDirectorBengali, South AsianBrooklyn, NY
shayok.misha.chowdhury@gmail.com
shayokmishachowdhury.comArtist-in-Residence at Ars Nova, SohoRep, New York Theatre Workshop, and Williams College
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LaikaConstantinoActor/Wardrobe FilipinoPortland, ORNoneLaikaconstantino@gmail.com
Instagram.com/laikacons (I also have a Twitter; same username as my instagram)
Young Player in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.
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BehzadDabuActor, Producer
Zoroastrian, Indian-American, Persian-American, SouthAsian, Middle-Eastern
Los Angeles, Chicago
ArtistsFirst, CESD, Paonessa
behzaddabu.com@gmail.combehzaddabu.com
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BilalDardai
Playwright, Actor/Performance Artist
Pakistani-American, Indian-American
Illinoisbilald@gmail.com
bilal-dardai-theatre.weebly.com
Lifeline Theatre (Ensemble), The Neo-Futurists (Ensemble Alumnus, Former Artistic Director)
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SonnyDas
Director, Playwright, Dramaturg(e), Adaptor, Deviser, and erstwhile Performer
I guess Indian and/or South Asian, though I pretty much think of myself at American
Chicagosonnydas@hotmail.com
LinkedIn (working on a website, not on the facebook)
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ValerieDavidActorMiddle Eastern, Iraqi,New York
American Talent Management
valerieadavid@gmail.comhttp://pinkhulkplay.comHad been touring in the U.S. with my award-winning, critically acclaimed solo show, The Pink Hulk, which has gotten into 20 different play festivals in less than 2 years' time
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SanjitDe SilvaActorwww.silvadollarfilms.com
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Mashuq Mushtaq
DeenPlaywrightSANYCSusan Gurmanmashuqmushtaqdeen.com
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AjinkyaDesaiActor, Playwright, DirectorSouth AsianNew YorkNone.ajinkya.grad@gmail.comwww.ajinkya-desai.comOld Globe MFA alumnus
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AngelDesaiactor/singer/musician/activist
South Asian and East Asian American
New York, NY
Stewart Talent/Patty Woo, manager
angelkdesai@gmail.comRecent credits: An Ordinary Muslim at NYTW, Jessica Jones Season 2
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SnehalDesaidirector/writer
Indian-American/Southasian
Los Angelessdesai@eastwestplayers.orgProducing Artistic Director East West players
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SeanDevare
Actor, director, singer, violinist, graphic designer
Indian-American, Chinese-American, Hapa
NYsjdevare@gmail.comwww.seandevare.com
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AmritaDhaliwal
Actor, Director, Devisor, Physical, Teacher
Punjabi, South Asian, Indian
LA/CHI/TX/NYC
ELEMENT TALENT (M.GOLDBERG@ELEMENTTALENT.COM)
adhaliwal@gmail.comamritadhaliwal.comRecent booking: Guest Star on Netflix's Grace and Frankie
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ArjunDhawanActor/Singer/DancerSouth AsianNew York, NYemailme@arjundhawan.cohttps://arjundhawan.coQueer Theatre Festival, Hunchback at Argyle, Dancer for DSP on Tour. Stage management experience as well. Can speak Hindi/Urdu.
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AnnalisaDiasplaywright, director, performerIndian-AmericanWashington DC
http://annalisadias.weebly.com
Producing Playwright at The Welders; 4380 NIGHTS recent world premiere at DC's Signature Theatre as part of the Women's Voices Theatre Festival
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BrindaDixitActress + Bharatanatyam DancerIndian-American CaliforniaDDO Artists brindasdixit@gmail.com
insta @brindaclixit or www.brindadixit.com
Upcoming dev. lab of Bhangin' It with Jerome Robbins Foundation/Lincoln Center
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RyanDobrin Director, Actor, CollaboratorBiracial (Goan/White)NYCryandobrin@gmail.comryandobrin.com Artistic emer
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Ratnesh DubeyActor/ComicIndianNYCratnesh.dubey@gmail.comwww.ratneshdubey.net
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RoddFarhadiActor, Singer, Dancer
Iranian-American, Middle-Eastern
NYC/Los AngelesKMRroddfarhadi@gmail.com
@roddfarhadi www.roddfarhadi.com
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DanishFarooquiActor
Asian, South Asian, Pakistani, Punjabi
NYC
Ben Padua /Avenue B Talent, and Michael Raymen /DonBuchwald
dfarooqui10@yahoo.comDanishFarooqui.com Gandhi(Original/Regional): Mo(lead). Global Problem Solvers (Spanish Cartoon): Satoshi(Recurring, 2 Seasons). A Shoebox: Jamal(lead/screen-writer)
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AizzahFatimaactress/writerSouth asianNYSteinberg Talentaizzah@gmail.comwww.aizzahfatima.com
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MinitaGandhiActor, Playwright
South-Asian, Indian-American
Los Angeles, CA
Gray Talent Group (talent), Robert Freedman (Literary)
minitagandhi@yahoo.comwww.minitagandhi.comMuthaland, Chicago Fire, Brown Girls
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DeekshaGaur
Theater Administrator / Startup Founder
Indian, British Indian, Brindian, South Asian
New Yorkdeeksha.gaur@gmail.comshow-score.comMarketing and PR Director for Woolly Mammoth, Two River, and Long Wharf
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MohitGautamActor/WriterIndian-AmericanLos Angeles, CABuchwaldmohit.v.gautam@gmail.comIG: @mohitvgautam Semi Finalist- MACRO Episodic Lab
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Johann GeorgeActor, Director Indian-AmericanNew York
Madison Roberts at The Mine
Johanngeorge01@gmail.comHammoudy/Mahdi in The Corpse Washer at the Humana Festival at ATL, Fakir in The Secret Garden at TUTS/5th Avenue Theatre
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KarinyaGhiara
Playwright/Director/Dramaturg/Actor
South AsianNY, NYkarinya@ghiara.com
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SevanGreeneActor-Playwright
Middle Eastern-South Asian
New York
Roth & Associates, East
sevankgreene@gmail.comwww.sevangreene.comDead Are My People - NOOR Theatre/NYTW
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DipikaGuhaWriterIndianKolkata, India
Michael Finkle and Dani Potter WME, Robert Lazar Marathon Management
Dipikaguha@gmail.comWww.dipikaguha.comYOGA PLAY(South Coast Rep Commission) Upcoming: Moxie Theatre San Diego, Gateway Theatre Vancouver and SF Playhouse San Francisco, currently writing for Sneaky Pete on Amazon
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DeepaliGuptacomposer, lyricist, playwright, actorIndian-AmericanNYCdeepalikgupta@gmail.comdeepaligupta.net
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DeeptiGuptaActor, playwright, directorSouth-Asian/IndianLos Angeles, CAcontact@deeptigupta.comwww.deeptigupta.comFluent in Hindi and Udru. Audiobook Narrator www.deeptiguptanarrates.com
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Neal GuptaActor Indian - American NYCBuchwald nealgupta123@gmail.comnealgupta.com
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GautamGurnaniActor/content creatorIndianNYCgurnanigautam@gmail.comwww.JokerFaceFilms.comContent Creator in the field of entertainment. www.GautamGurnani.com
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KayhanIraniPlaywright, PerformerSouth Asian, ParsiNYCkayhan@artivista.orgwww.artivista.orgAlso a Theater and Social Justice trainer and facilitator
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ElishebaIttoopSound designer/composerIndian AmericanNYCAbramselisheba.ittoop@gmail.comwww.elishebaittoop.com
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AnnaIttyActor
Indian American, South Asian
New Jersey/NYC
Dream Maker Talent
annaitty.actor@gmail.comanna-itty.comRecently was part of a reading of India Pale Ale at Manhattan Theater Club
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LavinaJadhwanidirector
South Asian, Indian, cancer survivor, femme
Chicago, ILlavina@lavinajadhwani.comwww.lavinajadhwani.com
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ChitraJagannathanPerformerIndian America Boston chitrajxx@yahoo.com@cintraaa_BFA, Boston University
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RaginiJainActress/DancerSouth AsianNYCraginij@aol.com
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RaviJain
Artistic director/director/playwright/actor
south asianToronto, Canadaravi.c.jain@gmail.comwww.theatrewhynot.org
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DevanandJankiDirector/Choreographer/ProducerIndian-AmericanNYCMark Sendroffdevanand.janki@gmail.comwww.devanandjanki.comArtistic Director Live and in Color (Formerly Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat)
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NinaJayashankaractor, singer, dancerIndian-AmericanChicago, New YorkGray Talentninaj96@gmail.comLions and Tigers (Timeline Theatre), Peter Pan (Music Theatre Works), Oliver (Windy City Music Theatre)
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JJhaActor
Transgender, Gender Non Conforming, Femme, Queer, Brown, Immigrant, South Asian, Indian-American,
San Francisco, California Stars Agencypankajkjha5@gmail.comwww.pankajkjha.comMarketing Manager, Theatre Bay Area;
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Swarali K Choreographer/performerIndian-AmericanNYCswaradance@gmail.com
www.youtube.com/c/swaralikarulkar
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QurratKadwaniWriter, Actress, ProducerIndianNew York
Emerging Talent Agency
qkadwani@gmail.com
theycallmeqshow.com and intrusionshow.com and imdb
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MahiraKakkarActor, Writer
South Asian/ Indian - American
New YorkDGRWemkay01@hotmail.comwww.mahirakakkar.com
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ShivaKalaiselvanActor, producer
Malaysian, South Asian, Sri Lankan
Malaysia
APA (Sasha Passero)
Shivashobitha@gmail.com
Shivakalaiselvan.com / Insta: @shivashobitha
https://m.imdb.com/name/nm9173661/?ref=m_nv_sr_2
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VanitaKalraActor (Female)
South Asian, Indian-American
New York, Southeast, DC, Philadelphia
vanita.rani.kalra@gmail.comwww.vanitakalra.com
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MrinaliniKamathPlaywrightIndian-AmericanNYCmkamath07@gmail.commkwriter.com
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AditiKapilPlaywright, Director, Actor
South Asian, Indian-Bulgarian, mixed race
Los Angeles, CA
Antje Oegel - AO International; CAA
aditikapil@yahoo.comwww.aditikapil.comAmerican Gods, season 2 on Starz; Imogen Says Nothing at Yale Rep; Orange at SouthCoast Rep
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DebayaniKar
Solo performer, playwright, actor, writer
South AsianBrooklyn, NYdebi.kar@gmail.comhttps://www.nyhussie.org/
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J. MehrKaurDirector & Producer
South Asian American, Punjabi
New York Cityjmehrkaur@gmail.comwww.jmehrkaur.comCurrently: Kultar's Mime ongoing International Tour
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KatelynnKenneyPlaywright and Director
Biracial Filipino-American
New York, New Yorkkatelynnjkenney@gmail.com
https://newplayexchange.org/users/3559/katelynn-kenney
Finalist for SPACE on Ryder Farm's 2018 Greenhouse Residency. Currently in Production of VOID, a dark tragicomedy with Filipino folklore, produced by Skeleton Rep and Hosted by The Tank NYC .
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DeekshaKetkarActorIndianNew York
Stefanie Talent and Entertainment (STE)
deeksha.ketkar@gmail.comwww.deekshaketkar.com
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LeahKhambataActor
South Asian with Persian ancestry (Am Parsi)
New York City, NYLeahkhambata@gmail.com
http://www.imdb.me/leahkhambata
Co-Lead in "A Sketch of New York" and Lead in a Student play in London that reached the semi-finals of the London Student Drama Festival. I'm also a singer-songwriter.
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ShahbazKhan
Director, actor, props master, playwright
Pakistani AmericanSeattle, Washingtonshahbazthebat@gmail.com
http://www.instagram.com/Snapperworth
Director, Crewmates - Annex Theatre
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MayaKherani
Opera singer (lyric coloratura soprano)
Indian-American / Tamilian
San Francisco, CAmkherani@gmail.comwww.mayakherani.comI've sung 35 operatic roles in my 7 year career
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