South Asian Characters Currently Thriving On TV

Although South Asian representation in TV and film still isn’t the greatest, in the past 5 years of TV and film there have been vast improvements. There have been a bunch of new character, not only proving they can be more than just a stereotype but also becoming either hit series or fan favorites. Here’s a list showing which characters are currently in their prime.


The Mindy Project – Mindy Lahiri

The Night of – Naz Khan

Master of None – Dev Shah

Quantico – Alex Parrish


Big Bang Theory – Raj Koothrappali

Silicon Valley – Dinesh Chugtai


iZombie – Ravi Chakrabarti


New Girl – CeCe

Sense8 – Kala Danderkar