ABOUT

Sheila is a South Asian actress, executive producer, writer and activist dedicated to using her platform to uplift marginalized voices through powerful storytelling.

· Who I Am
I am an Indian-American actor, singer, producer and writer. Living in Hollywood, CA
· What I do
Acting

Recent credits include a supporting role opposite Denzel Washington in Warner Bros' "The Little Things", a role in Michael Bay's feature "Ambulance" as well as a recurring role in an upcoming Netflix project. Sheila is also one of the lead actresses in the Webby Award-winning film "Night, Mother".

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Producing

Sheila is the Executive Producer/Creative Visionary behind the Webby Award-winning film "Night, Mother", a "hybrid" film produced exclusively for Twitch.tv. Sheila specializes in unique, creative strategies and solutions for film and media projects.

Writing

Sheila was selected as one of 4 librettists (writers) for the Seattle Opera's Jane Lang Davis Creation Lab, an initiative dedicated to providing a platform for young writers and composers from traditionally marginalized groups. Sheila co-created an analogue horror opera titled "The Nightmare of Orpheus", a piece loosely based on Dante's Inferno and the original greek myth of Orpheus and Euridyce. As a writer, Sheila loves using high concept, surrealist elements to explore the human psyche.

Singing

Sheila was the featured soloist at the 2017 Celebrate Asia concert where she sang excerpts from A.R. Rahman's "The Lord of the Rings: The Musical" and his "Passage Suite" in collaboration with the Grammy Award-winning Seattle Symphony Orchestra. A frequent collaborator with A.R. Rahman, she also performed in his "Jai Ho" reprisal at The Venetian Las Vegas and has a featured part in his 20th anniversary music video for his iconic hit "Maa Tujhe Salaam". Sheila also sang/played the role of Violent in the Seattle Symphony Orchestra's production of the musical "Wonderful Town" in 2018. Sheila can be heard on the soundtracks for the hit video game Destiny 2 as well as for Cirque du Soleil's show VOLTA.

advocacy

Sheila is a passionate advocate for mental illness and is deeply committed to doing her part to help #endthestigma. She's worked with national organizations such as the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, the Take This Org, Tasveer (a group dedicated to healing members of the South Asian community through the arts) and NAMI to help spread awareness on the reality of PTSD, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation. Sheila is an ambassador for Project Heal, an organization dedicated to covering the costs of eating disorder recovery for underserved communities, as well as AbilityE, a new platform to help Hollywood hire folks of differing abilities at all levels of production.