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Sheetal Sheth

Sheetal Sheth is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She began her film career in the emerging Asian American cinema, starring in five festival-winning films by and featuring first generation South Asian Americans.

Acting was the first thing the New Jersey native felt passionate about. While waitressing and bartending in New York after graduation, Sheth was cast as the lead in ABCD (1999), a film about the issues confronted by first generation Americans. The controversial film received critical praise and won awards at festivals in Bombay, Calcutta, Houston and Austin, including Best Film at the latter two.

Next Sheth starred in Pocketful of Dreams (2001) followed by Wings of Hope (2001). For Wings she won a Best Actress award at the Cinevue Festival. In American Chai (2001), Sheth played the female lead in the coming-of-age romantic comedy. The same year she starred in Indian Cowboy.

She then relocated to Los Angeles and did a television movie, The Princess and the Marine, as well as guest spots on Strong Medicine, The Agency and Line of Fire. She also did her first cartoon voiceover. In 2004 she returned to the big screen, co-starring in Dancing in Twilight, a family drama with Kal Penn and Mimi Rogers. About her role as the modern, intelligent Delhi woman in Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World, Sheth says, "From the minute I heard about this project, I felt that I needed to do it."

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.
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Sheetal Sheth Facts

BirthdayJune 24, 1976 (47)
BirthplacePhillipsburg, New Jersey, USA

Selected Filmography

Yes, We're Open
I Can't Think Straight
Indian Cowboy: A Love-Love Story
Why Am I Doing This?
The World Unseen
The Wisdom Tree
The Narrative of our Lives
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
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