Roopashree Jeevaji was born in India and raised in Mumbai. At a young age, she trained in Bharata Natyam, a classical Indian dance form where her interest for acting developed right after. As a teenager, Jeevaji became the face of Bru Coffee, India’s largest coffee brand. She is an actress, mentor, and philanthropist.
Jeevaji performed well in school, being the youngest of the top fifty selected students from India for the international quiz competition Exploration to Mars held by renowned astrophysicist, Carl Sagan and The Planetary Society. But her heart was in wanting to study theater and to perform. She then moved to attend college in the United States. Jeevaji was awarded a scholarship at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in Los Angeles after Anna Strasberg saw her performance on scene night. She was at the theater for three years.
Her film debut was in the romantic comedy Wedding Crashers. In 2012, Jeevaji competed against seven thousand actors and comedians from all over the country and was chosen to be among the top 22 to participate in the much acclaimed CBS Diversity Showcase held in Los Angeles. From then on, she has starred in other movies including the soon to be released Taco Shop along with Eric Roberts and Tyler Posey; In search of America, Inshallah, for which she received the Best Actress Award at the California Women’s Film Festival in 2014; and Disney’s Planes. She also starred in NBC’s Outsourced, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and appeared in the ABC’s daytime show General Hospital. In 2013, she was also chosen to be a part of the Producers Mentoring Program at Women In Film.
Philanthropically, Jeevaji is involved in the non-profit organization Stop Acid Attacks as their International Envoy, and is on the Board of Advisors for Women’s Voices Now.