Pallavi Sharda knows what chasing your dreams is all about. Aged three, living in Suburban Melbourne, she knew she wanted to become a Bollywood actress. She was enthralled by its magic.
Pallavi went on to become a classical (Bharatha Natyam) and contemporary Indian dance exponent in Australia and taught and performed extensively as a teenager before finally deciding it was time to fly 'homeward', to India, to fulfil that childhood dream!
After much hard work, Pallavi has successfully starred in several Bollywood and international films including Begum Jaan (2017), the oscar nominated film Lion (2016), Bollywood rom com Besharam (2013), Save Your Legs (2013), Hawaizaada (2015). She has critically acclaimed performances across genres and is known by her fans in India for her unique rhythmic dancing.
In 2017 Pallavi went back into her Aussie backyard where she starred in ABC Australia's new television drama Pulse - making her the first Indian origin actress to have been a leading actress on the Aussie big and small screens. Pallavi has recently been cast as a series regular in CBS Network pilot Murder.
An honours graduate from the University of Melbourne Law, Arts and Languages schools, Pallavi is also an advocate for the promotion of India-Australia relations and strengthening intercultural links between the two countries.
Pallavi speaks widely on topics such as Asia literacy in western countries, multiculturalism in our global society, and womens' rights. Pallavi is on the board of advisors for, E-Kutir, a socially focussed enterprise based out of Odissa. Pallavi has been an ambassador for 'OZ FEST', Australia's largest cultural festival in India and was the 2015 'Queen of Moomba', playing figurehead in Melbourne's most iconic public cultural festival alongside cricketing legend Shane Warne.
When Pallavi is not dancing or shooting, she takes off to a new corner of the globe, practices yoga and is always in search of good conversation and the next best flat white!