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!
Pallavi has starred in several Bollywood and international films including Begum Jaan (2017), the Oscar-nominated drama Lion (2016), Bollywood rom com Besharam (2013), Aussie comedy Save Your Legs (2013), and Indian period drama 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. In 2018 Pallavi shot for CBS and Warner Bros pilot Murder. Pallavi is a 2018 Logies nominee in the category of 'Best New Talent' in Australia for her work on Pulse. She currently plays a leading role in ITV’s new period drama "'Beecham House, directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Bekham) and produced by Fremantle and Bend It Films.
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.
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!