The 2016 edition of the Indian Premier League is underway and it’s entertaining the masses like it does every year. Time and again, the IPL has given us many on and off-field moments to cherish. Whether it’s the players or the commentators, everybody tries to bring their own flavour to this festival of cricket.
This year, the IPL introduced a new anchor who we’ve all been watching on TV and it’s safe to say that she’s doing a marvelous job. Her confident and fiery presentation made us curious and it turns out she’s been around the entertainment canvas for a while now.
This new anchor we’re talking about is Pallavi Sharda.
Some of you may remember her as the lead actress from the Ranbir Kapoor-debacle, Besharam, but here’s a whole lot of stuff that you don’t know about her:
1. She was born in Australia.
Born in 1988 in Perth, Australia to IIT graduates, Pallavi’s parents moved to Australia before her birth. Her father is a professor of Computer Science at Victoria University and her mother is the Director of South Asian Relations at the University of Western Australia.
2. She’s a trained Bharatanatyam dancer.
Despite growing up in Australia, she was well-connected with her roots and culture in India, which eventually got her interested in taking up the classical Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam.
3. She’s more educated than probably all of us.
Pallavi holds degrees in LLB, BA (Media & Communications) and a diploma in Modern Languages (French) from the University of Melbourne.
She was well on her way to pursue careers in more conventional channels when in 2010 she happened to take part in the Miss India Australia beauty pageant which she ended up winning.