Hewitt in 2012
|Other names||Tara Hewitt|
|Spouse(s)||Jessie Pavelka (separated 2015)|
Sitara Hewitt (also known as Tara Hewitt) is a Canadian film and television actress.
Sitara Hewitt is the daughter of Dr. Kenneth Hewitt, originally from Wales, and Dr. Farida Hewitt, from Pakistan. Her parents are professors at Wilfrid Laurier University. Sitara was raised primarily in Elora, Ontario During her childhood she spent time living in the Himalayan mountains, specifically in the Hunza Valley of Gilgit-Baltistan where her parents did their academic field research on both the glaciers and in the small villages in the valleys.
Hewitt was married to American actor Jessie Pavelka and divided her time between Toronto and Los Angeles. Pavelka and Hewitt separated in 2015 and divorced late 2016. She is fluent in both Urdu and English and semi-fluent in Balti. Hewitt was raised Christian as both of her parents are Anglican Christians.
Previously, Hewitt made the transition from professional dancer to actor and performed in theatre productions like Crimes of the Heart and Second City's Tony and Tina's Wedding as Tina. Making her start as a dancer in Bollywood/Hollywood, she continued her acting training and soon landed lead roles in the independent films Fragile and Bolly Double. Hewitt also hosted TV shows for Sportsnet and TSN while studying acting in Toronto and trained with World Wrestling Entertainment in the United States.
- McKenzie, Heidi (7 February 2008). "Little Mosque's Sitara Hewitt heads home — to the GTA — for the holidays". Toronto Star. Toronto.
- Azhar-Hewitt, Farida (2011). The Other Side of Silence: The Lives of Women in the Karakoram Mountains. iUniverse. p. xii-xvi. ISBN 978-1450287678.
- EGO Magazine: Sitara Hewitt EGO Magazine. October 8, 2008.
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