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Sheetal Sheth



Actrice américaine.


Sheetal Sheth burst onto the scene with raves in her debut film, playing the lead in « ABCD » – a risky, memorable, and controversial role as a promiscuous young girl struggling with the ties of family and tradition. She paved uncharted territory by being at the forefront of a film revolution starring in five festival-winning films by and starring first generation South Asian Americans. She broke out as the female lead in Shangri-La Entertainment’s film « Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World » starring, written and directed by Albert Brooks, released by Warner Independent. Sheetal won the role after an extensive international casting search. She next stars in multiple awards winning feature « The World Unseen » (Official Selection- Toronto Intl Film Festival 2007) as well as « I Can’t Think Straight » – both released in the US cinemas in the end of 2008.

Sheetal, an NYU TISCH grad, has developed a reputation as a consummate professional with an unmatched work ethic and critical eye when choosing projects. She won the Best Actress Award at the Cinevue Film Festival for her work in « Wings of Hope », and American Chai won the Audience Award at the Slamdance Film Festival and Best Film at the Philadelphia Festival. She was brought on to play opposite Kal Penn and Mimi Rogers in « Dancing in Twilight » and joined a stellar ensemble in the film « The Trouble with Romance ». Sundance director Gene Rhee directed this provocative, sexy and insightful exploration of relationships… Sheetal played a high class call girl looking for love in this wonderful cast including Kip Pardue, Josie Davis, David Eigenberg, and Jen Siebel. She recently completed the adventure thriller « First Fear » (opposite Sean Patrick Flanery and Shannon Elizabeth), and the romantic comedy « Why am I Doing This? ».

Sheetal’s career is not limited to feature film- she loves theatre and has also charmed with voice-overs, music videos, TV pilots and many guest spots.

Sheetal was raised with a strong ethic of community service and while at Tisch, she was selected to be a part of Americorps, President Clinton’s National Service program. Through Americorps, she worked at an inner-city high school, developing progressive lesson plans, tutoring, and dealing with conflict resolution. While at NYU, Sheetal had the distinctive honor of being a Tisch scholar and graduated with honors. Sheetal continues to speak at panels and conferences for students and currently works with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles.

Sheetal isn’t all work and no play. She is loving being the brand ambassador of the REEBOK NY Freestyle Shoe and enjoys extreme sports such as skydiving, hang-gliding and bungee-jumping. She also has a voracious appetite and loves traveling
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