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Shalini Bathina is an actress, who graduated from USC School of Dramatic Arts with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre and a minor in Cinematic Arts. Prior to college, she trained under Jyothi Lakkaraju at Natyalaya School of Dance in Kuchipudi form of classical Indian dance and has performed solo and group performances in India and California. Falling in love with the arts as a child, she decided to pursue it as a career, studying theatre, performing in college plays and films, being part of the Bollywood team, and choreographing classical and fusion dances at USC. She is now moving forward with her acting career, going on auditions, taking acting classes at The Beverly Hills Playhouse, and dancing with MKM Bollystars since 2013.