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The very first time I signed on with a talent agency I was 13 years old and simply fascinated with the concept of being in television commercials.

I had asked my parents to drive me into the city for this meeting with my soon to be agent. But unfortunately this request was a tall order for my immigrant parents. They didn’t quite understand this acting business, but they could see how desperately I wanted to be signed with an agency.

Being the supportive parents they were, they loaded up the car with the whole family, including my brother, Aunt and Uncle, and off we went to the exciting downtown core of Vancouver. I guess you can say we were the Indian version of the Beverly Hillbillies.

Thankfully, only my mother came into the meeting with me while everyone else stayed in the car? In that meeting I had signed my very first contract with an agency. What a thrilling experience it was. It was the first time anyone had ever asked for my signature. I was excited. Ecstatic! I thought to myself, 'here I come Hollywood.’

But unfortunately my parents, like many immigrant parents, weren’t as empathetic towards my creative side. And so driving me around to auditions for FREE was not a task my parents were about to embark on.

Fast forward twenty some years later, and here I am, still in some shape or form in television....and this time driving myself around to auditions!

After graduating from Simon Fraser University in 2006 I went straight into radio and television.

For almost a decade now I have been hosting and co-hosting various life-style and entertainment shows while landing various TV&Film roles.

But no matter what opportunity I'm diving into I always seem to remember my starting point with fondness.

As my parents continue to be f’n hilarious, hillbilly style, of course, I always appreciated their efforts from the very start!

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