South Asian-American Actress
Get to Know Me!
I am a South Asian - American actress and filmmaker.
When I was nine-years-old, I wrote in my school yearbook that I want to be an actress when I'm older. After spending a lot of time dancing along to Hindi songs imitating the dance moves and facial expressions of Indian actresses (mostly Karishma Kapoor), and re-enacting the entire movie of "Wizard of Oz" in my living room, I auditioned for my first play in middle school. After two failed auditions, I finally landed my first ever acting role as the Cruise Director in the play, "Anchors Aweigh".
After having been heavily involved in theater throughout school, I am now heavily involved in the film world as an Actress, Producer, Editor, Casting Assistant, and Production Assistant.
During the Pandemic, I remotely produced a short film titled "Orchid Daydreams", in which I played a leading role. I garnered multiple semi-finalist, finalist, and honorable mention positions in various film festivals for my performance as Naomi. I also won Best Actress in a Drama at the Best Actor Awards New York, and Best Actor of the Year at the Mumbai International Film Awards.
In addition, my self-tape performance of Rue's monologue from HBO's "Euphoria" won Best Monologue at the Best Actor Awards New York.
My most notable credits include: "Burn It All", "Orchid Daydreams", "Chat", and "The Concurrence".
Some of Jessica's favorite actors are Tom Hanks, Emily Blunt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Downey Jr., Andrew Garfield, and Denzel Washington.