“There’s no greater joy than when a child stands a little taller or sits a little straighter because you’ve connected with them. It is a privilege to create for children and I take that responsibility to heart. Everyone has a story to tell and my goal is to inspire each child to find theirs. To cultivate their voice and share their hearts in ways only they can.”
Sheetal Sheth is an acclaimed actress/producer, author, and activist.
She is the author of the popular and award-winning Anjali children’s book series (Penguin Random House), the first in this age group featuring an Indian American girl hero. Her latest book, Making Happy is an ode to mental health and self-care and was named one of the best books of 2022.
As an actress, she is known for her provocative performances in a wide range of memorable roles on film and television. She has starred in over twenty feature films, many television shows, and has earned a loyal, international following. Sheetal has become a favorite in the independent film world, having won five best actress awards on the festival circuit.
Sheetal began her career at a time when few South Asians were making their living as actors. Despite being told she’d have to change her name to work, her successful career has trail-blazed paths for other women of color across media. She has had op-eds published on CNN, The Daily Beast, Parents.com, and Thrive Global. She is one of the founders of the non-profit, For the Love of Reading. She served in AmeriCorps and is currently on the board of SAYA and the advisory board of Equality Now.
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