Uppekha Jain is a Canadian actress, model, TV anchor, writer, dancer and a spoken word artist. She is the first Canadian to essay a permanent role on prime time Indian television, in Star Plus' top-rated soap opera Saath Nibhaana Saathiya. She played the conniving, NRI daughter-in-law, Monika Modi, bent on creating havoc in the Modi household from early 2016 to mid-2017. Uppekha is also internationally known for her viral video #RapAgainstRape (a spoken word rap she wrote & performed), that created worldwide waves shaming rape culture in India. Uppekha was crowned Miss India Worldwide Canada in 2008 and went on to bag the 1st princess Miss India Worldwide title in 2010.
Uppekha and I met working together on the set of Mike Meyer’s film #TheLoveGuru and have been friends since. She gives excellent insight and advice for anyone who is looking to make a cross-over career from #NorthAmerica to #India