I am an actress living in California (I was born and raised here). To know about my acting and modeling, please visit dipikaparmar.com. I love everything South Asian (Desi*), from music and movies to food and culture. Growing up in the United States, initially no one really knew much about South Asian culture. I remember when I was a child, people would ask, “What nationality are you?” I would say, “Indian,” and they would ask, “Native American,” to which my reply would be, “No, I am Indian, from India.” They didn’t understand why I had oil in my hair or henna tattoos on my hands, and I would always get asked what the dot on the forehead meant.
Forward to today, and everyone is fascinated by and interested in South Asian culture, whether it’s bindis, yoga, clothing, food or Bollywood. Being South Asian is now the “in thing.” South Asians have found success in so many fields, thriving as actors in movies and TV shows, and as entrepreneurs, with many doing things that are “outside the box.”As someone who loves meeting people and asking questions, I want to meet these South Asians, find out more about them and share my experiences with you. I hope you enjoy this journey with me as I explore the South Asian community.
*Desi – “A term referring to something or someone who is from the Indian subcontinent. The Indian subcontinent is comprised of the following major countries: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives.” By UrbanDictionary.com
Web Video Producer
Christine Ann Iglesias has an intensive background in music, having taken lessons since the age of six, and was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She gravitated towards filmmaking and video production, and now runs a SF-based video production business that consist of a team of filmmakers and video professionals, C Sharp Video Productions (csharpvideo.com).
She has also developed a movie production company called GlobalTek Productions that consists of filmmakers with over 30 years of experience in the movie industry. The company is being created to produce a series of feature films over the next several years the first of which is a film to be released in major theaters in the next couple of years, emilythemovie.com.
The idea of collaborating with artists is intriguing because the crew is able to develop something greater as a group. Seeing the project come together through the efforts of many is what fascinates her the most. “Creating video is like a symphony. It involves many lines of individual voices that swell in harmony. Together, it touches the heart and soul whomever sees and hears it.”