Raj (Rajinder) Kala was born in Northern India (Kashmir). He came to the United States when he was about 4 years old. Raj was primarily raised in Cleveland, OH but considers Atlanta, GA is hometown now.
Raj understands the type of actor he always seems to be portraying. Despite his broad acting range he is more than happy playing the stereotypical roles (store clerk, motel manager, insurgent/terrorist). He actually embraces it and studies every character to ensure he brings out the authenticity. Raj is a versatile, multicultural actor, musician and producer. He has been avidly working and striving forth in the creative world of acting.
Raj has multiplatinum acclaim on numerous albums (as percussionist/harmonium) with various musicians (Outkast, Chamillionare, Nelly, Carlos Santana…). His performing abilities have been showcased from the age of 5 and have matured into a confident entertainer.
Raj knows how to assimilate his cultural East Indian upbringing with the modernism of the West and today’s times. Having to deal with this dualism all of his life, generated many interesting, real life moments and twisted scenarios.The incorporation of his life experiences into his character makes the east meets west so ‘reel’.
Multiple accents, motorcycling, various sports and a slew of additional hobbies/skills are the just the beginning of his attributes.
Raj has been on a recent episode of NBC’s Myteries of Laura (with Debra Messing), The Good Lie, Prognosis, Slice 3, Bloated minds, Ivy League, to name a few.
Also a number of independent features/shorts/webisodes, music videos (Welcome to Atlanta, Ludacris/ Jermaine Dupree & Be Still, Janelle Monet/Big Boi).
With or without accent, Raj can portray a plethora of characters with skillful strength across all genres/styles of productions.
Raj always seeks new challenges and would like the entertainment community to know that he is a character BOOK! He can do comedy, drama, horror, or any genre really. Watch for this up and coming actor/entertainer. He has a lot to offer the entertainment industry and nothing can hold him back from shining like the star he is.