As an up-and-coming star and an ambitious woman of color, Sara Banerjee shares how her experience of growing up in a culturally diverse environment made her the powerhouse actress she is today.
Sara has appeared on Criminal Minds Beyond Borders (CBS), Passions (NBC), and the film American Blend. She was also a semi-finalist for the ABC Discovers program and CBS Diversity showcase and has made appearances in national commercials for 24 Hour Fitness, 3-M, and Logitech.
Now that you know what shows she’s starred in, let’s get deeper into who Sara Banerjee is.
Networking for Success
As a California native, Sara grew up in a household with Indian parents and many family members living abroad. Because of this, she naturally grew up with a unique culture that shaped her perspective on life.
This experience has helped her succeed as an adult by providing access to various points of view, which has proven to be instrumental in her personal and professional growth.
These insights have allowed her to connect with a multitude of people, relating to them in a unique way, and bolstered her ability to network.
Growing Up In A Diverse Community
Growing up surrounded by people of different backgrounds has taught Sara Banerjee many things. One of the most important lessons she learned was to be receptive and unbiased.
She was never the type to limit herself to one specific group of people. Sara mingled with everyone and made herself available to a variety of friend groups. This is evident by her bubbly personality and great charisma.
People come from all walks of life. By being open, welcoming, and unprejudiced, one can learn so much from other people’s experiences, such was the case for Sara.
She’s taken her interactions with people, studied them, and created a self-reflection process that has aided her acting ability.
Perseverance, Drive, And Passion
Success is not about what you know, but who you are.
Sara Banerjee’s determination and perseverance have always been a driving force in her life – both as an actress with growing success behind her and in her personal life where she also has a strong connection and influence.
In an effort to better her craft, she continues to privately train and take comedy and drama classes with Scott Sedita and Deborah Quayle.
Sara Banerjee’s tenacity, steadfast resolve, and thirst to succeed manifest in her dedication to continuously improving herself and her skills.
Being from an international family, growing up in a culturally diverse environment, Sara was privy to the need for hard work. As she saw the lack and need around her, she was poised to make things happen for herself.
Standing Out From The Crowd
Women of color in Hollywood are extremely talented and gifted actors.
As a woman of color, Sara Banerjee has faced many challenges throughout her career. Not only is she an actress, but she is also a certified personal trainer and was working toward a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific University.
She’s been told time and again that she needs to be the prototypical student, with an advanced degree and follow along a particular path. However, Sara refuses to live by the expectations of others.
Instead, she’s become one of the most determined women in entertainment today through hard work and determination.
She’s a gifted singer, holds multiple health and fitness certifications, received a graduate degree, and has television credits beyond the normal actor’s resume.
In today’s Hollywood scene, an actor must be more and do more, while building a personal brand that stands for something bigger than herself. Sara is blazing her own trail and will stop at nothing to achieve her ultimate dream of making an impact and sharing her gift with the world.
Ready To Take On The World
Sara Banerjee is a shining example of how someone can grow up in an eclectic environment while still holding on to her roots.
She has been able to adjust fluidly with her success and work as an actress reflecting the very culture she came from.
It’s amazing to see how one person’s life experiences give them more options, more control, and more power over their endeavors.
If there’s anything that Sara has taught us, it’s to be ambitious, driven, and fearless in the pursuit of what sets your heart on fire even in the face of adverse competition.