“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.
In our Spring 2011 issue, we feature actress Anisha Nagarajan, who plays the shy call center worker Madhuri in NBC’s comedy Outsourced. Here, more of our interview with her.
Audrey Magazine: Your character Madhuri on NBC’s Outsourced is shrouded in mystery, but slowly unraveling her true self. Tell us a little more about her.
Anisha Nagarajan: She’s got a lot more to her than meets the eye. She comes across as this very shy sort of wallflower, but she … can, at times, hold her own when it comes to retaliating when people say things to her about being a wallflower. It’s going be fun to see how people react to the surprises that she’s going to show everyone. I’m enjoying discovering her through the writing and through everybody else’s impression of her. It’s interesting to see where she’s going to go and what’s going to happen.