Model Citizen: NAIRISHA BATADA

NAIRISHA BATADA is a television host, actress and producer born in Mumbai, India and moved to Canada at the age of 7. She landed her first audition as a Lead in a Rogers Wireless commercial at the age of 17 and then went on to host the Canadian Screen Award nominated urban music series V-Mix at Rogers Media, often making appearances on Bollywood Boulevard. Since then, Nairisha has interviewed some of the biggest names in music and film reporting from the Toronto International Film Festival red carpet and hosting for Toronto Men’s Fashion Week, Red Carpet Diary and BestFan TV. Her on-screen hosting work helped her receive a nomination for The Notable Awards in the category of Rising Reporter of the Year. Nairisha decided to take her acting career more seriously in 2018 landing principal roles in various feature indie productions, after which she signed on with STRUTT Central as an actress and commercial model.

Photographer: Natasha Gerschon