Gayatri Bahl as TINA
Gayatri Patel Bahl is an actress, dancer, filmmaker, and entrepreneur.
Gayatriâ€™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 16â€² company; and finally to writing, directing and starring in TINA.
Performing for over 25 years, Gayatri has appeared in Martin Scorseseâ€™s Vinyl and on Law & Order SVU, â€œDecaying Moralityâ€ as Jiya Alexander, and on Yash Raj's Rishta.com (Netflix). Her critically acclaimed lead role in the Hindi Film â€œLetâ€™s Danceâ€ 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 NYCâ€™s SummerStage and has been featured inÂ 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, beingÂ involved in the theatre community in high school, and trainingÂ 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 throughoutÂ college such as Naga Mandala, Peter Pan: Or The Boy Who Never Grew Up, and Blind Me Tender.Â
Learn more atÂ 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 â€œThe Marvelous Mrs. Maiselâ€, â€œDivorceâ€, and â€œBlindspotâ€.
She is committed to independent cinema, most recently starring inÂ MalaisiaÂ (dir. Mac Cappucino). Other film appearances includeÂ Thanks For SharingÂ (dir. Stuart Blumberg) and the experimental filmÂ The Lives of Hamilton FishÂ (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 Meindlâ€™s Actor Workshop. Sarah holds an MFA in Acting from ART / MXAT at Harvard University.
Surina Jindal as Sam
SurinaÂ 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.Â
Her producing work is focused on female-driven content including her short film 'Lemon' which premiered at Tribeca last year, has been shown on United Airlines, and won an award for being one of the most-watched shorts on Amazon Prime. She's worked with Gloria Steinem, Eve Ensler (Vagina Monologues creator) and produced commercial campaigns for Get Out the Vote, activist videos sponsored by The National Committee for The Women's March on Washington, branded content campaigns for Oxygen and GoDaddy highlighting female entrepreneurs. She's also worked alongside Chris Moore on the DGA-winning show The Chair on Starz, and James Franco on the indie feature Blood Surf.
She's recently launchedÂ www.10xyourpresence.com, a public speaking coaching business where she changes people's mindset around public speaking by using acting technique to infuse fun into the process.