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Melanie Kannokada

Actress Known for Her Roles in CBS' "Rules of Engagement" and HBO's "The Brink"

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Melanie Kannokada was born to Malayali parents Suresh Kannokada and Sujatha at Buffalo Grove, a small suburb in Illinois.

Before entering the entertainment industry, Melanie was an athlete, pianist, and an engineering student. She is a 2nd degree black belt holder in Shotokan Karate and a two-time bronze medalist in the Pan American games, where she represented the United States in sparring as part of the United States Junior National Karate Team in Sao Paolo, Brazil in 2000, Caracas, Venezuela in 2001, and Orlando, Florida in 2002.She was also a captain of her high school's varsity cheerleading squad which won statewide and national championships over multiple years. Melanie studied piano from the age of 6 and performed frequently at school and community events.

After high school, Melanie traveled to California to earn her degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. While at Stanford, she was a member of the Cardinal Cheerleading Squad and served as Student Body President for one academic year. She was also accepted in Stanford's Mayfield Fellows Program, a prestigious tech entrepreneurship fellowship offered to twelve engineering students a year. Toward the end of her college career, she entered and won the 2007 Miss India America contest.

Melanie initially began working at consulting firm McKinsey & Company, a job she left to concentrate on her interest in modeling and acting and become further involved within the entertainment arena.

She has worked as a model and commercial actress in national and international campaigns including Nescafe, Verizon, Glamour Magazine, P&G, Crocs, Acura, Herbal Essences, LG, DSW, Verizon, Kohls, and Clinique.

Within a week of moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, she auditioned for and booked a large guest star role in the CBS hit sitcom "Rules of Engagement" opposite comedian David Spade. She has also acted in ABC Family's "The Nine Lives of Chloe King," and "NBC's Parenthood."

Her first film role was in "Sex and the City 2" in which she played a minor role as a flight attendant. In 2012, Melanie played the title role in the indie feature film "Love, Lies and Seeta." Most recently, Melanie has been cast in the upcoming HBO series, "The Brink."

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Melanie Kannokada

Actress Known for Her Roles in CBS' "Rules of Engagement" and HBO's "The Brink"

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Melanie Kannokada Biography

Melanie Kannokada was born to Malayali parents Suresh Kannokada and Sujatha at Buffalo Grove, a small suburb in Illinois.

Before entering the entertainment industry, Melanie was an athlete, pianist, and an engineering student. She is a 2nd degree black belt holder in Shotokan Karate and a two-time bronze medalist in the Pan American games, where she represented the United States in sparring as part of the United States Junior National Karate Team in Sao Paolo, Brazil in 2000, Caracas, Venezuela in 2001, and Orlando, Florida in 2002.She was also a captain of her high school's varsity cheerleading squad which won statewide and national championships over multiple years. Melanie studied piano from the age of 6 and performed frequently at school and community events.

After high school, Melanie traveled to California to earn her degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. While at Stanford, she was a member of the Cardinal Cheerleading Squad and served as Student Body President for one academic year. She was also accepted in Stanford's Mayfield Fellows Program, a prestigious tech entrepreneurship fellowship offered to twelve engineering students a year. Toward the end of her college career, she entered and won the 2007 Miss India America contest.

Melanie initially began working at consulting firm McKinsey & Company, a job she left to concentrate on her interest in modeling and acting and become further involved within the entertainment arena.

She has worked as a model and commercial actress in national and international campaigns including Nescafe, Verizon, Glamour Magazine, P&G, Crocs, Acura, Herbal Essences, LG, DSW, Verizon, Kohls, and Clinique.

Within a week of moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, she auditioned for and booked a large guest star role in the CBS hit sitcom "Rules of Engagement" opposite comedian David Spade. She has also acted in ABC Family's "The Nine Lives of Chloe King," and "NBC's Parenthood."

Her first film role was in "Sex and the City 2" in which she played a minor role as a flight attendant. In 2012, Melanie played the title role in the indie feature film "Love, Lies and Seeta." Most recently, Melanie has been cast in the upcoming HBO series, "The Brink."

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  • How to book Melanie Kannokada?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Melanie Kannokada for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Melanie Kannokada, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Melanie Kannokada or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Melanie Kannokada?

    Booking fees for Melanie Kannokada, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Melanie Kannokada, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Melanie Kannokada?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Melanie Kannokada for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Melanie Kannokada for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Melanie Kannokada or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Melanie Kannokada or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Melanie Kannokada is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Melanie Kannokada for your event is available upon request. Melanie Kannokada generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Odeya Rush, Elaine Hendrix, Stephanie Fantauzzi, Moran Atias and Louise Bourgoin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Melanie Kannokada for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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