risky and controversial role as a promiscuous young girl struggling with the ties of tradition in
this groundbreaking film. Since then, Sheetal has developed a reputation as a consummate
professional with an unmatched work ethic and critical eye when choosing projects. She has
starred in over 17 feature films and numerous TV shows and has earned a loyal following.
Perhaps best known to mainstream film audiences for starring opposite Albert Brooks in
LOOKING FOR COMEDY IN THE MUSLIM WORLD, Sheetal has become a favorite in the
independent film world, known for her provocative performances in a wide range of
memorable roles. She won 3 Best Actress nods in the festival circuit 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 equivalent
to the Oscars). ). In 2012, fans voted her ‘Favorite Movie Actress’ in AfterEllen’s Visibility
Awards. She recently starred in the award winning THREE VEILS and co-produced and
starred in REIGN which teamed her with Oscar nominated DP, Jack Green and director
Her latest TV stints include BLUE BLOODS, NCIS: LA, ROYAL PAINS, and NIP/TUCK.
Due in part to her unique ability to appeal to a broad audience in terms of age, gender and
culture, Sheetal has represented such brands as Reebok and CHI haircare. 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 heavily involved in community outreach and causes that are
important to her. She takes an active interest in politics, she's served in AmeriCorps, she
participates in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles, and she supports and promotes organizations such as Women's Voices Now which encourage communities that are under-represented in American media to make their voices heard. She also regularly speaks on panels and forums internationally.