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2015 'was a huge year for South Asian celebrities'

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NBC’s Sunday night drama Quantico, starring Indian actress and bollywood Priyanka Chopra had a ratings spike even during the World Series. Canadian writer Shinan Govani described her as being “on the threshold of being the first Indian global superstar.”

Zayn Malik holds the crown of being one of the most globally desired South Asians since 70s Anglo-Indian crooner Engelbert Humperdink.

And his departure from boyband One Direction provoked 3 of the years most retweeted tweets, along with his selfie with bollywood superstar and fellow muslim Shahrukh Khan being India's 'golden tweet' of 2015.


Neelam Gill is the most success South Asian in the western fashion industry since Yasmeen Ghauri’s in the ’80s.
The British Sikh became Burberry's first South Asian model ever and just recently became the face of notoriously white Abercrombie and Fitch.
Gill isn't afraid to rant about racism in the fashion industry. “Some shows have lineups that look like robots. They all have blonde hair and pale skin, and you can’t tell them apart. I don’t think people realize what I have to go through, and how much harder it is for me to get modelling jobs. But that just motivates me.”

Other South Asian models making waves of note are Pooja Mor, male model Tarun Nijjer and Bhumika Arora.

Mindy Kaling's sitcom the Mindy Project has still not been cancelled, proving that occaisonally, non white mediocrity can occaisonally triumph + be rewarded, same as white mediocrity.
Kaling’s book prompted Indian-American model Sabrina Behl to penn an open letter regarding the discrimination she’s faced in the fashion industry. “I had no idea my Indian heritage would have such an impact on my career, that being Indian would be the sole reason why I wasn’t considered for certain jobs,” she wrote.

You can't escape comedian Aziz Ansari thanks to his sitcom Master of None, and is credited with bringing the term 'brownface' into the popular consciousness.

Deepa Mehta wrote and directed, controversial film (it deals with Sikh gag activity in British Columbia) Beeba Boys, which is one of the most anticipated pictures at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

The Raid cast members, Indonesian actors Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian (who played Mad Dog and Prakoso in the films) and Cecep Arif Rahman will be in the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While their roles 'won't be huge' director JJ Abraham's is a huge fan of The Raid, and has said 'they were incredible' and 'they were wonderful to have in the film'



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have you ever been not considered for a job because of your race? are you a fan of any of these people?

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