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Melinda Shankar

Born: 18 February 1992 (29 years old)
Gender: Female

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Melinda Shankar is a Canadian actress best known for her starring role as Alli Bhandari in the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation, since 2008.

In 2008, Melinda travelled to Ecuador with the organisation "Free The Children". A documentary of the trip was made for MTV in Canada.

In 2009 Melinda made her lead role debut as Indie Mehta in the YTV series How To Be Indie and was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program.

Melinda played the role of Janie Gibb in the Disney remake of the Nickelodeon classic Harriet the Spy and also starred with Aidan Quinn in the film The Festival of Lights. The movie was filmed in New York City and Guyana.

Melinda has a black belt in Karate and has been studying martial arts for years. She also started taking ballet, pointe and other forms of dance at only three years old.

In February 2010, Melinda accepted an award for Most Promising Actor at the Anokhi Magazine Gala.



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New on TV today: Sunday 11 April

Amazing Voices returns to Mzansi Magic and the drama Council of Dads starts a run on Vuzu.


New on TV today: Saturday 10 April

Reality show Abazali starts on Wethu and Curiosity takes you down The World's Most Dangerous Roads.


New! It's Complicated Teasers - April 2021

Introducing the first teasers for Zee World's new weekend series about Jassi who loves two men.


King of Hearts Teasers - April 2021

Exposed: DD’s conniving plans. And Sid gets arrested for attempted murder.


Begusarai Teasers - April 2021

Begusarai reloads on Zee World on 10 April for weekend double bills at 17h00 and 18h00.


Queen of the South 2 Teasers - May 2021

Teresa and her team are kidnapped.


Ring of Fire Teasers - April 2021

Schedule alert! Ring of Fire loses Saturdays and Sundays from this weekend (10th) with the premieres of It's Complicated and Begusarai (repeat).


Law of the Heart Teasers - May 2021

Andres proposes to Catalina!


New on TV today: Friday 9 April

Four shows start on SABC3 tonight including the mockumentary Tali's Wedding Diary.


The Cost of Love Teasers - April 2021

A mother tries to stop her own daughter from being happy.

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