Anokhi Pulse TV / #TIFF15: ACTRA Toronto Celebrates Diversity In Media & Entertainment

#TIFF15: ACTRA Toronto Celebrates Diversity In Media & Entertainment

Anokhi Pulse TV Nov 30, 2015

ACTRA TORONTO celebrates diversity with an exclusive industry only party during #TIFF15.

2015 has been a year of great opportunity when its come to the representation of ethnic diversity on television, especially for the global South Asian community which has seen great growth and opportunity in the United States. Take Priyanka Chopra in ABC's Quantico, Mindy Kaling in Hulu's The Mindy Project and Aziz Ansari in Netflix comedy Master of None as prime examples. 

At this year's #TIFF15 festivities, ACTRA TORONTO held an exclusive industry party celebrating diversity in Canadian entertainment which has seen some growth for Canadian South Asian talent over the years. There was Zaib Shaikh and Sitara Hewitt in CBC's Little Mosque on the Prairie, Agam Darshi in CTV's Played and now Huse Madhavji in CTV's Saving Hope

ANOKHI MEDIA was an exclusive sponsor at this year's ACTRA TORONTO party and was able to speak to various South Asian talent from the Canadian entertainment field to talk about the challenges faced in diverse ethnic representation in mainstream media and entertainment.

Photo Credit: Ryan Singh Photography / ACTRA TORONTO

Daniel Pillai

Daniel Pillai


Daniel is the Digital Media Manager for ANOKHI MEDIA and the host for ANOKHI's entertainment channel, PULSE TV. As part of the dream team, Daniel manages all multiple channels under ANOKHI’s portfolio, while also training new on-air talent, and showing budding p...


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