Anjali Jay was raised in Bangalore, in what she describes as a very Bohemian family. She graduated from Sophia's High School and went on to obtain a B.A. from Mount Caramel College, and a Master's degree in Dance Theater from Laban Centre. She performed in a number of…more
Anjali Jay appeared in "Dance Like a Man" as Lata.
Anjali Jay appeared in a production of Jean Genet's "The Maids".
Anjali Jay preformed in the 2000 UK in "Tales of the Arabian Nights."
In 2000, Anjali Jay appeared in "Border Crossings" at the Courtyeard Theatre in Hereford.
In 2004, Anjali Jay preformed as Katie Maruice in the Lilian Bayliss Theatre in "Anne of Green Gables."
From 2004 to 2005, Anjali Jay preformed in an UK theater tour of "The Jungle Book" as Bagheera/ Dulia.
At the Laban Centre she received the Charles Wallace scholarship.
Anjali Jay stared as Juliet in a 2006 UK theater tour of "Romeo and Juliet."
Anjali Jay did a season with the Shobana Jaysingh Dance Company after receiving her degree.
She voiced the character Hester in the 2007 radio production The Making of a Marchioness.
Anjali Jay: Ultimately, I don't think there is one type of Indian family-to say that would be like making a blanket statement about a Subcontinent.
Anjali Jay:(On attending London's Laban Centre for Movement and Dance) If I was to question that journey, it would make no sense. But my family has always understood that I wanted to work in the performance field and they've been very supportive.
Anjali Jay: (On filming Blind Dating) I walked into cameras, make-up ladies, and bumped into every bit of scenery you could find.
Anjali Jay: (On expectations of fame after staring in Blind Dating) We've all grown up watching American movies. But in the end, whatever happens, happens. It's hard not to get excited. In fact, I dare you not to get excited at the thought of working on a film. I've discovered that there are so many talented people, not just performers, but behind the camera and behind the scenes. And they all come together to create this beautiful lie.
Anjali Jay: (Comparing her roles in Robin Hood and Blind Dating) It's a very physical show, there's lots of running around. Leeza was so unapologetically female, and I adored the femininity of her character. But Djaq's a kick-ass chick.
Anjali Jay: (About her movie Blind Dating) I'd read the script, and knew it needed a director to give it a good, happy shape. It's a well-written story with warm humor; it's got this inclusive warmth, not exclusive wit.
Anjali Jay:(On interracial relationships) In this day and age, they work as much as any other relationship works or doesn't work. In the end, it's all about a sense of humor and always having something to talk about.
Anjali Jay:(On the difference between theater and films) When you're onstage, you build up a theatrical stamina, you have to teach yourself not to anticipate things because you've done it 50 times before. With film, you've got to make sure that you don't anticipate again, but with the cameras this time. The main difference between film and theater is the focus of energy.
Anjali Jay:(On her upbringing) I kind of grew up with artists. I guess, if anything, you could call it our family business.