The Next Big Indian Name In Hollywood? Melanie Chandra!
Caroline D'CruzAssociate Editor, POPxo
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Melanie Chandra is currently making us go green with envy. This Indian-origin actor and model (she was born to Malayali-Indian parents in Illinois) has starred alongside some of the biggest names in American showbiz, including Jack Black, David Spade and Chris O’Donnell. She is also starring alongside Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden and heartthrob Raza Jaffrey (of Homeland fame) in CBS’s Code Black, an American medical drama series, where she plays physician Malaya Pineda.
Yes, Melanie is living the good life and her social media posts are totes to die for. And one of the many reasons we love her is that she is a member of POPxo’s Style Council. Remember her dreamy wedding? Well, here are 6 more absolutely legit reasons to follow Melanie Chandra, right NOW!
1. She Manages To Look Hot Even In A Puddle Of Bloody Gore
...as demonstrated in this picture we found on her Instagram handle! Behind-the-scenes action from her new show Code Black.
2. She Has A Great Sense Of Style
Seen here with the cast of Code Black on the red carpet at the Paley Fest.
3. She Can Spar
And not just verbally. She represented the United States in sparring as part of the United States Junior National Karate Team in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Do NOT mess with her!
4. She Is Smart!
Before building a career in modelling and acting, Melanie earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from Stanford University. Beauty with brains!
5. She Provides Healthcare Services In Rural India
Through her non-profit organisation called Hospital For Hope, of which she is the co-founder. This girl sure has a heart of gold!
6. She Is Putting Indian Talent On The Global Entertainment Map
Melanie has been featured in some of the most popular shows across the globe including Rules Of Engagement, Parenthood, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Nine Lives Of Chloe King, The Brink and now, Code Black.