“It was kind of a fish-out- of-water experience for myself, being your ‘American-Born, Confused Desi,’ going to India and getting submerged in the culture.” — Anisha Nagarajan
ISSUE: Spring 2011
STORY: Katrina Guevara with reporting by Anna M. Park
As Madhuri, the wallflower call center worker on NBC’s hit series Outsourced, Anisha Nagarajan does shy-but-optimistic well. Sure, some question the portrayals of South Asians on the show, which follows an American relocated to India to manage a call center for an Americana novelties company, but Nagarajan sees it a different way.