Indian-German Actress, Philanthropist and Wellness advocate
Evelyn Lakshmi Sharma is an Indian-German actress, philanthropist and wellness advocate. She marked her film debut at the age of 17 with the Hollywood film “Turn Left” and celebrated her break through in Bollywood with Ayan Mukerji’s 2013 blockbuster “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani” (YJHD) opposite Ranbir Kapoor, produced by Karan Johar. JYHD soon turned into a cult film for this generation and Evelyn into a youth icon, generating millions of followers from India and around the world and rose in popularity with her following stints in films like Divya Khosla Kumar’s “Yaariyan”, David Dhawan’s “Main Tera Hero”, Imtiaz Ali’s SRK starrer “Jab Harry Met Sejal” and her first lead role in “Ishqedarriyan” portaying the role of a young girl from Himanchal set out to help the ones in need.
Discovering her Indian roots and whilst gaining more and more fame, Evelyn felt the strong urge to give back to the society by starting her own charity foundation Seams For Dreams (SFD) in 2015, that supplies clothing to the less privileged from Mumbai across the country. Completing two successful years and around 100 outreach efforts already, Evelyn has not only proved to have excellent leadership and business knowledge, but has also been able to draw in the attention of the Indian film and fashion industry. SFD emerged as the favored place to discard used clothing of the rich and famous and with it’s high profile supporters sees glamorous events each year to raise funds in support of it’s social development projects.
With her commendable sense of responsibility at her young age and inspiring story of faith, Evelyn has been honored with many awards, such as the “Pride Of India” in 2017, named “Youth Ambassador” for Habitat For Humanity – India and was invited to speak at countless public events, including “The 65th National Prayer Breakfast” hosted by The Congress and The President of The United States Of America before more than 3000 international dignitaries.