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Beyond the Page: Sheetal Sheth

This week we are excited to feature Sheetal Sheth, author of Always Anjali (Bharat Babies, May 2018). Get to know her through fun questions below.

What’s your favorite (current or all-time) movie, dessert, and adult book?

Although I am not fond of picking favorites I will try my best – just know, this means I love these picks as much as maybe a few others. 🙂

Favorite all time movie: Dead Poets Society

Favorite dessert: Warm chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and nuts

Adult Book: Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

What is your zodiac sign? Which zodiac sign personality trait do you relate to most and least?

I am a Cancer and fully relate to our ‘crab’ symbol. I am definitely a ‘moon maiden,’ as they say and very drawn to the water. I feel things very deeply, love fiercely, and am as loyal as they come.

What is the weirdest random fact that you know?

Arachnobutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter! P.s. I know that because I was a spelling bee kid and I remember that coming up in 4th grade.

Tell us one fun insider-fact about Always Anjali.

Mary, Courtney, and Angela were names of my best friends when I was a kid.


Sheetal Sheth

Sheetal Sheth is an acclaimed actress known for her provocative performances in a wide range of memorable roles on film and television. She has starred in over 20 feature films and many TV shows and has earned a loyal following. Perhaps best known to mainstream film audiences for starring opposite Albert Brooks in Warner Bros’ LOOKING FOR COMEDY IN THE MUSLIM WORLD, Sheetal has become a favorite in the independent film world. She won 3 Best Actress nods in the festival circuit for THE WORLD UNSEEN, 1 for her role in WINGS OF HOPE, and most recently for GRIN. In 2012, fans voted her ‘Favorite Movie Actress’ in AfterEllen’s Visibility Awards. She just completed filming on the feature, HUMMINGBIRD, which she also produced. Sheetal has represented such brands as Reebok and CHI hair care. She was also the first Indian American to be featured in Maxim. She regularly speaks on panels and forums internationally and takes an active interest in politics. She served in President Clinton’s AmeriCorps and is currently on the advisory board of Equality Now and an ambassador for The Representation Project. Her first children’s book, Always Anjali, was published in 2018 to wide praise and is already in its 2nd printing.

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