INDIAN BORN GIRL IS TAKING OVER HOLLYWOOD!
As a little girl, our very own, Ayushi Chhabra, was crowned ‘Miss Beautiful’ at a local pageant in Ghaziabad, and since then, she has been winning the hearts of people across the world, with her God gifted talent and irresistible charm. In January 2020, Ayushi had a major debut on American Television as the character ‘PEL’, on STAR TREK : PICARD. Casting Directors in Los Angeles get over 20,000 submissions for a role like this, and from those, they only audition a handful of actors. Ayushi was selected from thousands of actors to audition for this part, and she was instantly likeable, because of her extraordinary screen presence.
In addition to this monumental breakthrough, Ayushi just wrapped her first Indian language feature film in Telugu, by acclaimed American writer and producer, Sandy Sai. This film titled ‘919’ is set to release later this year, in the United States and in India. Ayushi attributes her success to her humble upbringing in India, and to her family that still lives here. She said, “One of my most fond memories, is of my entire extended family getting together, every Sunday, and telling each other funny stories while enjoying fresh, hot Aloo Parathas made by my Badi Mummy…my cousins and I would spend hours, reenacting Bollywood movie scenes and playing our own versions of Boogie Woogie dance competitions. I owe my dance talent to my cousins and my ‘crying on cue’ skills to my Bua.
I grew up in a vibrant family, who took great pleasure in story-telling and that’s where I found my passion to perform.” Today, Ayushi is a leading actor and model, in the United States with over 50 national and international commercials for brands like U.S. Census 2020, GAP, Emirates, Samsung, Google Pixel, Motorola, Walmart, Vitamix, Keurig, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Snapchat, Facebook, Google Translate, Tea India, State Farm, Hyatt, Qualcomm and the list goes on! As if these accolades weren’t enough, Ayushi’s latest powerhouse role on Star Trek along with a major feature film on the way, have made her one of the most sought after South Asian actors in the United States. If things return to normal soon, Ayushi will be coming to India later this year to promote ‘919’ across India. In the meantime, she wishes everyone good health and peace of mind. She says, “I carry India in my heart no matter where I go, and even though I am so far away, not a day goes by, when I don’t think about my loved ones in India, and about the city that gave me so much love and the most beautiful memories. Hope to be back there soon.” We wish you all the best, Ayushi, and we hope you continue to make us proud internationally.