Dilshad Vadsaria will soon be seen starring in the upcoming FOX drama, Second Chance; a modern reimagining of the Mary Shelley classic. In the series, a disgraced 75-year-old ex-sheriff, whose life ends at the hands of corrupt cops in his son’s home (Tim DeKay), is brought back to life by a pair of young tech scientists (Vadsaria & Adhir Kalyan) and given a second chance as a 35-year-old with unpredictable near-superhuman abilities (Rob Kazinsky). The show, from executive producer/writer Rand Ravich and executive producer Howard Gordon, will premiere in early 2016.
Dilshad is perhaps best known for playing the role of 'Rebecca Logan’ on the hit ABC Family series, Greek. The show ran for four seasons and marked the first leading role of her television career. Dilshad has guest starred on shows such as Bones, NCIS, and CSI: Miami. She most recently recurred opposite Taye Diggs on the TNT drama, Murder in the First, from executive producer Steven Bochco.
Dilshad portrayed financial analyst 'Padma Lahari' on the ABC drama, Revenge. Over the course of the show's second season, her work association with 'Nolan,' played by Gabriel Mann, grew as a trusted confidante, and eventually, into a loving relationship. Keeping in line with the exciting and suspenseful nature of the show, 'Padma' met her untimely and shocking demise; a result of sacrifices she made for those she loved most.
Vadsaria made her feature debut in Columbia Pictures, 30 Minutes or Less. In the film, directed by Ruben Fleischer and produced by Ben Stiller, Dilshad plays Jesse Eisenberg's girlfriend and Aziz Ansar's sister.
Dilshad is quite passionate about gender equality and the rights of girls and women to an education. Her strong belief that education is a human right is propelling her involvement in organizations committed to effective change internationally. She also believes in the power of storytelling to educate and inspire people, and seeks to participate in projects that capture people’s attention, and engages them in meaningful ways to create social impact.
Dilshad studied acting in New York and shortly after moved to Los Angeles where she currently resides.