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Dilshad Vadsaria

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Dilshad Vadsaria
Born (1985-09-14) September 14, 1985 (age 30)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present
Website www.dilshadvadsaria.com

Dilshad Vadsaria (born September 14, 1985)[1][2] is an American television actress.[3][4] She is best known for the role of Rebecca Logan on the ABC Family television program Greek and for starring in the film 30 Minutes or Less.

Early Life[edit]

Vadsaria was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and is of Indian and Portuguese descent.[5] She moved with her family to the United States at the age of six and spent her childhood in various parts of the country, including Chicago, Richmond, and Philadelphia. She attended the University of Delaware.[4]

Career[edit]

Vadsaria's professional acting career began in 2006 with a part in an episode of the television program Vanished. In 2007 she then landed a regular part on the television program Greek,[6] where she played the character Rebecca Logan[7] one of the Zeta Beta Zeta sisters, a role she portrayed through the show's run.

She also appeared in the movie, Rapture, where she played the role of a teenage mother.[citation needed] In 2011 Vadsaria appeared in the comedy film 30 Minutes or Less.[8]

She appeared in the NCIS episode "Legend (Part 2)" (the backdoor pilot for NCIS: Los Angeles) as Shakira. In 2010 Vadsaria appeared on the Bones season 5 episode "The Dentist in the Ditch" as Padme Booth, a role she reprised in 2015.[9] In 2012 she began a recurring role on the television series Revenge.[10]

In 2015 Vadasria was cast in the major role of Mary Goodwin on the FOX fantasy drama Second Chance[11] (previously titled The Frankenstein Code and Lookinglass[12]).

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Rapture Unknown Role
2006 Within the Ivory Tower Dana Short film
2011 30 Minutes or Less Kate
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Vanished Agent Nanji Episode: "The Tunnel"
2007–11 Greek Rebecca Logan Main role; 74 episodes
Nominated – Best Comedy Performance at NAMIC Vision Awards
2009 NCIS Shakira Zayd Episode: "Legend: Part 2"
2010;
2015
Bones Padme Dalaj Episodes: "The Dentist in the Ditch", "The Loyalty in the Lie"
2010 CSI: Miami Jody Episode: "Miami, We Have a Problem"
2012 Melissa & Joey Ariel Episode: "Mixed Doubles"
2012–13 Revenge Padma Lahari Recurring role (Season 2); 15 episodes
2014 Murder in the First Jasmine Lee Episodes (Season 1): "Who's Your Daddy", "Win Some, Lose Some"
2015 Castle Angela Episode: "The Wrong Stuff"
2016 Second Chance Mary Goodwin Main role

Awards[edit]

Year Result Award Category Nominated Work
2010 Nominated NAMIC Vision Awards Best Performance: Comedy Greek

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dramatic entrance". Vogue India. August 2011. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Girls of Maxim interview and profile". Maxim. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dilshad Vadsaria Dishes 'Greek' Season Two". EveryJoe. August 25, 2008. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "A Chat with Dilshad Vadsaria". The Cornell Daily Sun. September 3, 2009. Archived from the original on March 7, 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ "I miss feeding vultures in Pakistan". Hindustan Times. September 12, 2011. Retrieved January 5, 2016. 
  6. ^ Kimberly Nordyke (March 1, 2007). "ABC Family OK for 'Greek' life". The Hollywood Reporter. Associated Press. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  7. ^ Barry Garron (July 5, 2007). "Greek". The Hollywood Reporter. Associated Press. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  8. ^ Kirk Honeycutt (August 5, 2011). "30 Minutes or Less: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  9. ^ Matt Webb Mitovich (August 10, 2015). "Bones Exclusive: Dilshad Vadsaria Back as Padme Booth — But Where's Jared?". TVLine. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  10. ^ Philiana Ng (August 6, 2012). "'Revenge' Casts 'Greek' Actress in Recurring Role". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  11. ^ Denise Petski (March 11, 2015). "Dilshad Vadsaria Joins Fox’s ‘Frankenstein’; ABC’s ‘The Adversaries’, ‘The Catch’, ‘LA Crime’ Add Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  12. ^ Elizabeth Wagmeister (November 10, 2015). "Fox Changes Title of Frankenstein-Inspired Series ‘Lookinglass’ to ‘Second Chance’". Variety. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 

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