Dilshad Vadsaria is an actress born in Karachi, Pakistan. Moving to the US at the age of 6, she moved in several different major cities.
After college, Dilshad moved to New York to study acting, and star in Broadway plays. Then she decided to move to Los Angeles…more
Dilshad bought the movie right to Sarah Mlynowski's novel Fishbowl.
Dilshad enjoys reading, and her favorites books are Picture of Dorian Gray, Rebecca and the Harry Potter series.
Dilshad had auditioned for Greek for the role of Ashley (the main character's best friend), but then was called back for the role of Rebecca Logan.
After graduation in Biology, Dilshad considered a career as a doctor, but decided to pursue acting instead.
Dilshad, for a while, did telemarketing selling windows and other construction material (like siding).
Her name, Dilshad, means "happy heart" or "to bring happiness to the heart".
In 2010, Dilshad was nominated for a NAMIC Vision Award in the category of Best Performance: Comedy for her role in the TV series Greek.
In 2006, Dilshad had her first professional acting job in a part for the TV series Vanished.
In 2010, Dilshad was nominated for a Vision Award in the category of Best Performance - Comedy for her role in the TV series Greek.
During her childhood, and after moving to the US at the age of 6, Dilshad moved around to several places like Chicago, Richmond and Philadelphia.
Dilshad has Portuguese and Indian ancestry.
Dilshad loves motorcycles and hopes to get her motorcycle driver's license one day.
Vadsaria's professional acting career began in 2006 with a part in an episode of the television program Vanished.
Dilshad moved to the US at age 6.
Dilshad feels very strongly about the values of education. She hopes to become more involved in supporting institutions that work to provide children with the proper tools and environment for learning.
Dilshad attended the University of Delaware where she majored in Biological Sciences.
Vadsaria also speaks French and Gujarati.
She likes horseback riding and skiing.
Dilshad: (on the strangest way she was been asked on a date) A slew of people have been asking me out on Twitter lately. It's just weird.
Dilshad: (on approaching men) Sure, I have no problem starting a conversation. But the actual asking out? That would be the guy's job.
Dilshad: (on liking to eat and her willingness to try other things) I love to eat, so I'd go for anything... except something weird, like tongue.
Dilshad: (on what she would like to do in a date) Definitely not the movies, because then we'd just sit there for two hours and not get to know each other. Let's do something active, like skiing.
Dilshad: (on a Bollywood directors she would like to work with) It would also be awesome to work with directors Ashutosh Gowariker and Zoya Akhtar.
Dilshad: (on a Bollywood actor she would like to work with) I'd like to work with John Abraham - he's a cutie pie.
Dilshad: (on not having a preference between movies and TV) I don't have a preference. Maybe I should say film. I like the aspect of focusing so much on a character for five months or however long the film is shot for. But there are really amazing shows on TV that are pushing the envelope.
Dilshad: (on getting a different role in Greek from the one she auditioned for) I auditioned for a different role on the show, but I found out much later that when I walked in, the show runner said to someone else, 'We found our Rebecca today'.
Dilshad: (on how her ethnicity doesn't influence the roles she plays) I also think it's because I've never approached my work that way, so I don't think that's what I get back. When I walk in for a role, I'm so focused on my characters and how I feel the material is going, and that kind of speaks for itself.
Dilshad: (on her co-stars from the movie 30 Minutes or Less Aziz Ansari) There were impersonations that Aziz was very good at. He had Jesse and I laughing quite a bit with his impersonations of the other actors.
Dilshad: (on working with her co-stars from the movie 30 Minutes or Less, Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari) It was wonderful to work with Jesse and Aziz.