about

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REEMA SAMPAT is a Indian-American actress originally hailing from Houston, TX. She is best known for portraying ‘Shruti Chambal’ on Season 6 of “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix), the show’s first South Asian inmate.

Other credits include “Shades of Blue” (NBC), Marvel’s “Jessica Jones” (Netflix), The Pretenders (dir. James Franco; starring Jane Levy), Blood Surf (starring Lorelei Linklater), I Am Michael (Sundance FF 2015 - starring James Franco & Zachary Quinto), Reclaim (starring John Cusack) and the new pilot “Surina & Mel.”

In addition to acting, Reema is a producer and philanthropist - she actively advocates for better representation in the arts and also helped establish the Save a Gato organization in Puerto Rico.

Reema currently lives in New York City with her husband, their daughter, and their many, many cats.

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