Sheetal Sheth

Active - 1999 - 2020  |   Born - Jun 24, 1976   |   Genres - Drama, Comedy

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Biography by Nathan Southern

Actress Sheetal Sheth launched her career in the arts on a well-rounded and prestigious note; a dancer and athlete from early childhood, she enrolled in NYU's acclaimed Tisch School for the Arts (as a drama major) after high school, then played an integral role in a series of New York-based urban workshops designed to bring theater and the arts per se to the metropolitan community as a whole, including grassroots activities at the Lincoln Center Theater and the Public Theater. Sheth formally debuted on-screen with the feature ABCD (directed by one of her NYU classmates) as a bed-hopping young woman sharply torn between two very different young men: a Caucasian man and her Indian best friend from childhood. Sheth followed this up with pivotal roles in such productions as the 2001 American Chai (a seriocomedy that explored some of the same themes as ABCD), the 2005 Albert Brooks road comedy Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (as Brooks' everpresent translator/interpreter), and the 2007 South African period drama The World Unseen (as the proprietor of an anti-apartheid café who finds herself drawn into a passionate lesbian relationship with another young woman).

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