Gayatri Bahl as TINA
Gayatri Patel Bahl is an actress, dancer, filmmaker, and entrepreneur.
Gayatri’s desire to live an inspired life has led her on an exhilarating journey through Bollywood as the lead of the Hindi Film "Let's Dance"; from founding Textured, a web development company, to co-founding Leblum, a Techstars NYC 16′ company; and finally to writing, directing and starring in TINA.
Performing for over 25 years, Gayatri has appeared in Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl and on Law & Order SVU, “Decaying Morality” as Jiya Alexander, and on Yash Raj's Rishta.com (Netflix). Her critically acclaimed lead role in the Hindi Film “Let’s Dance” proved her versatility as a seamless actor and dancer.
Gayatri will be seen next in Rearview Mirror, a TriBeCa All Access Project.
Gayatri has graced the stage of the world renowned Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theatre and NYC’s SummerStage and has been featured in Elle Magazine US, Times of India, Real Bollywood, Sa Dance Company, Filmfare Magazine and ETC Networks.
Shalini Bathina as The Dancer
Shalini Bathina is an American actress currently residing in Los Angeles. Prior to college, she was always passionate about dance and acting, being involved in the theatre community in high school, and training in a form of Indian Classical Dance called Kuchipudi for fifteen years.
Dedicated to pursue a career in the arts she graduated from USC with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, and a minor in Cinematic Arts, where she studied contemporary and classical theatre, along with On-camera training, and audition technique. She has been a part of various plays throughout college such as Naga Mandala, Peter Pan: Or The Boy Who Never Grew Up, and Blind Me Tender.
Learn more at ShaliniBathina.com
Sarah Baskin as Dr. Jane Friedman
Sarah Baskin is a New York based actor with an affinity for developing new work and the collaborative process of making things. Sarah has worked Off Broadway, including productions at the Roundabout, 59E59, Urban Stages, and with several downtown theatre companies.
Regionally, she has performed at Portland Center Stage, American Repertory Theatre, The Theatre Center in Toronto, and Gulfshore Playhouse. On the film and television front, Sarah has been seen recently on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, “Divorce”, and “Blindspot”.
She is committed to independent cinema, most recently starring in Malaisia (dir. Mac Cappucino). Other film appearances include Thanks For Sharing (dir. Stuart Blumberg) and the experimental film The Lives of Hamilton Fish (written & directed by Rachel Mason).
Sarah is a creative producer for the award winning production company Subway Token Films, with whom she wrote, produced, and starred in the short-film iHEART (dir. By Felix Solis). Sarah is a company member of VIRAGO, and also a company member at The Actors Center.
Alongside acting, Sarah is also an experienced acting teacher, heading up the New York studio for Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop. Sarah holds an MFA in Acting from ART / MXAT at Harvard University.
Surina Jindal as Sam
Surina is a producer, actress, and entrepreneur who's appeared on NBC"s Outsourced, 90201, The Young and the Restless and will be in the upcoming HBO show Succession.