Toronto: Isabelle Kaif, sister of Katrina Kaif, and an upcoming actress herself in Bollywood, will be this year’s Guest of Honour at the 24th annual Miss India-Canada on Saturday, August 16, 2014, in association with Zee TV Canada. As a rising star, Isabelle will be presented the prestigious Special Achievement Award for contribution to independent cinema.
Isabelle Kaif was raised in India and England. In 2009 she moved to New York City to attend the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. She started out doing theatre in New York and working as an assistant director, which led to independent cinema, with titles such as Summum Bonum (East End Film Festival, Official Selection.) Isabelle now lives in Los Angeles where she continues to work. Recent credits include Jean-Francois Pouliot’s much-anticipated “Dr. Cabbie”, which is set to release September 19 across North America; co-starring Vinay Virmani and Kunal Nayyar.
In addition, Canadian singing sensation, Raghav will perform live at this year’s show. Raghav, is best known for his single “Angle Eyes” which peaked at number 7 in the UK in 2005. At 17, he moved to Los Angeles to develop his vocal skills by Seth Riggs who has trained stars like Madonna and Michael Jackson. In late 2012, Raghav was featured on the track Ishq Shava, from the popular Bollywood movie: “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”. The music was composed by A.R. Rahman, and the film was directed by the late film maker legend, Yash Chopra.
Moreover, this year’s show is presented by Zee TV Canada, who will once again air the event, post show. “This is an event with a rich history and showcases talent and beauty under one roof, and we are proud to support this initiative,” said Hari Srinivas, President of Ethnic Channels Group, Zee TV’s Canadian partner.