Modern-day Hollywood is emphasizing ethnic diversity and inclusion; and one person who is contributing her own bit to this movement is Aparna Brielle. Brielle is an Indian-American actress who has taken Hollywood by storm. She has appeared in several movies and TV series. She is, however, most famous for her role as a brainy student, Sarika Sarkar, on the NBC comedy, A.P. Bio. Even though Brielle’s career is still in relative infancy, she has already bagged some awards and is one rising star to watch out for.
Aparna Brielle Biography
Aparna Brielle (birth name – Aparna Parthasarathy) was born on the 5th of February 1994 in Clackamas, Oregon. Her birth was initially supposed to take place at the St Vincent’s hospital, Southwest Portland, but the hospital ran out of beds and her parents had to head to Clackamas. Brielle spent her formative years in Cedar Mill, Portland, and completed her freshman and sophomore year at Valley Catholic High School. After that, she transferred to the Arts and Communication Magnet Academy, Beaverton where she obtained her high school diploma. Her educational pursuits did not stop at this juncture. The actress also studied marketing at Linfield College, Oregon. She was quite an exceptional student during her college days and obtained her degree in three years rather than the regulation of four years.
Aparna Brielle first realised that she wanted to be an actress when she was just a child. She loved watching TV shows and Disney movies and aspired to be like the people she saw on TV. The young Brielle communicated her aspirations to her parents and they got her into various classes; both music and dance. One of such classes was for Bharatanatyam – an Indian classical dance performed solo by a woman or girl. Brielle was quite exceptional at it and completed her class in just three years. She did her debut onstage performance (known as Arangetram) when she was just nine. Brielle also took classes to hone her acting skills. Additionally, she participated in several school productions and also joined the Northwest Children’s Theatre.
Movies and TV Shows
Aparna Brielle made her Hollywood debut in the year 2014; appearing in an episode of the NBC supernatural drama, Grimm. After that, she garnered a string of guest appearances in other TV series including The Librarians, Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life, and D-Sides. All of Brielle’s hard work paid off in 2018 when she landed a recurring role on the NBC comedy, A.P. Bio. A.P. Bio revolves around a disgraced former Harvard professor, Jack Griffin, who takes a job as a biology teacher in a high school. He subsequently uses his students to get back at people he believes has wronged him. In A.P. Bio, Brielle plays the role of a career-driven and brilliant student known as Sarika Sarkar. Her character sees through Griffin’s B.S. and mobilizes her fellow students to undermine his schemes. A.P. Bio debuted in March 2018 and has received positive reviews. Brielle, in particular, has been singled out for praise with her character described as the highlight of the show.
Aparna Brielle hails from a family of four. Her father’s name is Partha Rajagopal while her mother’s name is Girija Parthasarathy. The actress has previously described her parents as wonderful people and the reason is not far-fetched. They not only supported her acting aspirations but also financed all the classes she took to hone her skills. Brielle also has a younger brother named Vijay. She loves him very much and on the 19th of September 2017; she used her Instagram handle to wish him a happy birthday.
Boyfriend and Husband
Aparna Brielle is neither married nor does she have any boyfriend. The actress seems more focused on building an accomplished Hollywood career rather than getting entangled in romantic liaisons. Despite this lack of a love life, Brielle has a network of loyal buddies whom she can always rely on. One of her very good friends is Harley Quinn Smith. Smith is an actress and musician as well as the daughter of the filmmaker, Kenny Smith. In fact, Brielle and Smith co-starred in one of her father’s films titled Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.
Net Worth – How Rich is Aparna Brielle?
Brielle’s net worth is still under review and is not yet available. However, there is no doubt that she must have accumulated a small fortune from her young but impressive career. Asides from TV shows, the Portland native has also appeared in s few movies including Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. The movie is the eight film in the View Askenniverse franchise. It follows the attempts of two men to stop the shooting of a film which infringes their names. In the movie, Brielle portrays a member of a girl gang named Jihad.