Reshma Shetty is a graduate of the famed opera department at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Immediately following graduation, she was cast in the lead role of Priya in A.R. Rahman and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s first Broadway National Tour of Bombay Dreams. Shetty then opened to rave reviews in her Off-Broadway debut at The New Group, starring in Ayub Khan-Din’s Rafta Rafta. Her work on stage immediately parlayed into her next success as she burst on to the small screen in USA Network’s hit series “Royal Pains” as one of television’s first female South Asian series leads. “Royal Pains” aired for eight successful seasons totaling more than 100 episodes. The very next season, Shetty starred as a series regular in Jason Katim’s CBS drama, “Pure Genius.” Additional television and film credits include recurring on “Monarch” (FOX), “Blindspot” (NBC), Netflix’s “She-Ra Princess of Power,” “Instinct” (CBS ), “Odd Mom Out” (Bravo), “Happyish” (Showtime), “Madam Secretary” (CBS), “CSI: Miami” (CBS), “30 Rock” (NBC), and co-starring in the feature film Allegiance.
Shetty was one of the first beautiful faces of Cindy Crawford’s Meaningful Beauty line and Dove’s face for India. She continues to work with various organizations dedicated to public service meant to raise awareness and combat prejudice and discrimination. Some of her favorite organizations include Shanti Bhavan, Lend A Hand India, New York’s New Abolitionists. Most fondly, she partnered with Apne Aap Women Worldwide, a grassroots Indian organization, where Shetty had the opportunity to speak at the United Nations on empowering girls and women to prevent sex trafficking.