Mandee Banga

Most people don’t believe me when I tell them I was born in Punjab, India. It’s the truth folks! I came to California with my family at the age of one andMandee Banga have been living in the Bay Area ever since. For all you international folks …The Bay Area is considered the greater San Francisco area. I reside in San Jose, CA which is about 45 minutes away from SF. I love taking frequents trips to the big city to satisfy my traveling hunger and not to mention…. grab some inspiration while I’m there!

My love for South Asian media/entertainment started in grade school around the age of 7. I remember being mesmersized by Bollywood movies, the songs and dance numbers. I develpoed a keen interest in how this industry actually came to be. I started reading up on all the latest entertainment news, watched star interviews, collected numerous pictures, films and music. That’s when it hit me, I wanted to do something in the South Asian media/enertaintment industry!

Name: Mandeep

Nick names:  Mandee, Deeps and Deepi

Star Sign: Scorpio, we’re known to be mysterious, feisty and ‘stingers’ so watch out!

Favorite entertainment personalities: Kal Penn, Johnny Depp, Jay Sean, Kanye West, John Abraham, Aamir Khan, Bipasha Basu, Russell Peters, Michael Jackson.

Favorite music: Asian Underground, Bhangra, Indi-pop, Bollywood, Alternative, Regaee, Pop, Hip-Hop, R & B, Urban Desi and Middle Eastern sounds.

Guilty pleasures: Chocolate, Facebook and Twitter!

Countires I’d like to travel: U.K., Amsterdam, India, New Zealand, Greece and Egypt.

Favorite pass-time: making art via Photoshop or acrylics on a canvas, hanging out on the beach, going to the movies, downloading music (legally!), exploring downtowns and eating different types of food!

My ideal career: Broadcast journalist for American media or Bollywood.