Dilshad Vadsaria began her professional acting career portraying the memorable role of 'Rebecca Logan' in the hit ABC Family series, Greek. The show ran for four critically acclaimed seasons and marked the first leading role of her television career. Next up, you will see Dilshad on Sony Crackle's hit new show "The Oath", produced by 50 Cent and created by Joe Halpin. Dilshad will play a leader of an organized crime ring. Most recently Dilshad recurred on the ABC legal drama, Notorious. Inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker, the series took a provocative look at the unique, sexy, and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media. Dilshad portrayed 'Sarah Keaton', the victim of a horrible crime who has a complicated past with 'Jake', played by Daniel Sunjata.
Dilshad starred in the FOX drama, Second Chance; a modern reimagining of the Mary Shelley classic, Frankenstein. 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, ran for one season.
Vadsaria made her feature debut in the Columbia Pictures comedy, 30 Minutes or Less. In the film, directed by Ruben Fleischer and produced by Ben Stiller, Dilshad plays Jesse Eisenberg's girlfriend and Aziz Ansari's sister.
She has guest starred on shows such as Castle, Faking It, NCIS, and CSI: Miami. Dilshad recurred opposite Taye Diggs on the TNT drama, Murder in the First, from executive producer Steven Bochco, and reprised her role as 'Padme Booth', in the FOX series Bones 11th season premiere.
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.
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 has propelled her commitment to become a proud Active for Education Ambassador for Room to Read, an organization which has impacted over 16 million children internationally through literacy and girls' education programs. 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 has also started a blog, located here on this website, which seeks to give a platform to truly inspiring people who either knock down walls to pursue their dreams or are making a difference in this world by dedicating their lives, creativity and efforts into helping others.
Dilshad studied acting in New York and shortly after moved to Los Angeles where she currently resides.