Chriselle Almeida was born and raised in Bombay, India and moved to New York City at the age of 14.  She was able to have the best of both worlds- she learned about her roots but also trained to get an American accent so she could adapt to her new life.  She has a BFA in Acting from the University of Connecticut where she studied the Suzuki Acting Technique for 4 years. Highlights of her acting career include playing Lakshmi, a love interest for Raj on The Big Bang Theory as well as Grey's Anatomy, Melissa and Joey, Switched at Birth, Body of Proof, Gossip Girl and Sex in the City 2. Chriselle is very grateful to have the opportunity to work as a professional actor in Los Angeles in Film, TV, Voiceovers, Commercials and Print.