Pallavi is an advisory board member for eKutir, a socially driven enterprise based out of Odissa, aimed at providing development solutions across rural India using a BoP (Base of Pyramid) model. Pallavi has worked with the team at eKutir to promote sanitation, mother & child nutrition and to uplift conditions for rural farmers through sustainable means.
Continuing her work as an ambassdor for cross-cultural relations in Australia, Pallavi was appointed the 2015 Moomba Queen, the first ever Indian-Australian to hold this prestigious title. Spin King Shane Warne was Pallavi's 'King'. Moomba is Melbourne's largest cultural festival held every year over Labour Day weekend.
Pallavi featured as a panelist on ABC's QandA India special alongside Shashi Tharoor, Karan Thapar and Stuart McGill. With the topic being "India: More than Bollywood and Batsmen", Pallavi spoke about the changing face of Australia's diaspora, women in India, and the role of film in society.
Pallavi Sharda (seen here with Dwayne Bravo) was a special guest ambassador at the Big Bash League game against the Sydney Sixers at the Etihad Stadium. http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/dwayne-bravo-out-to-impress-in-bollywood-bash-20151222-gltnux.html
LISTEN to Pallavi's BOLDtalks presentation on the theme 'Game Changers and Risk Takers", as broadcast on ABC Radio National's Life Matters: 'To India With Love: Risking it all to Chase a Childhood Dream' Pallavi details her inspirational journey of following a childhood dream of becoming an actress in India against the odds of being an outsider in the Indian film industry and in the country of her heritage.
In 2012-2013 the Australian High Commission in India held an 'Oz fest', an India-wide cultural campaign. Pallavi was an 'Oz Fest' Ambassador alongside Brett Lee, and MasterChef Australia's Gary Mehigan and George Colambaris.
Pallavi was a guest speaker at 'Business and Professional Women' Melbourne, on the occasion of International Womens Day, she spoke on the topic of "Women Making Dreams Happen".
Pallavi was a guest speaker at the Australian Financial Review's Bespoke Summit held at the Sydney Opera House where she spoke about fashion as an agent for intercultural communication and understanding.