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Interview with actress, model, and human rights ambassador Sheena Chohan

Sheena Chohan is an Indian actress and model from Kolkata. She began her career as a model and won the coveted Lakme Miss Kolkata title. She was then picked by Sushmita Sen to compete in the Miss India Universe – I am she contest. At the contest, Sheena won the “I am voice” title.

Sheena made her acting debut in the Malayalam film The Train co-starring Mammotty. After the release of her first film, she was picked up by National Award winning Director Buddhadeb Dasgupta, for 2 films, Mukti and Partralekha, in the lead role, based on Rabindranath Tagore's poems.


Sheena also hosted the first season of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL 2012).


Sheena is not only a talented and hard-working actor but she is also devoted to the cause of human rights. We asked her what inspired her to take up the cause.

and here is her story:



1. How did you come to know about Youth for Human Rights?


I was getting training as Volunteer Minister (VM) in Kolkata. A volunteer minister is a person who helps others in times of stress by providing them physical and spiritual relief. I am in fact, the first fully trained VM in India. I came to know about Youth for Human Rights while I was getting trained.


2. What inspired you to get active in YHRI?


I saw the DVD that has been produced by YHRI. It touched my heart and communicated to me a message...in a way it became me. I always wanted to experience the joy of sharing it with others and help make that difference but did not know how. Somewhere around last year, I was watching it again and there was one right: the right to responsibility which just hit me and got me thinking.


Which is the cause that is closest to my heart and the answer came in a flash. I want to see human rights transforming into reality. I want to see human rights being respected everywhere. This is only possible when people agree that human rights should be respected and for that it is necessary to educate them. This is the reason I decided to become a part of YHRI. Shortly afterwards, I was asked to become the ambassador for Youth for Human Rights and I gladly accepted.

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