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Actor Swara Bhasker Bags Fellowship At University Of Michigan

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Actor Swara Bhasker’s social media account has been ever so active for the past few days. What began with the actor going to take part in the Oscars gala and then the Netflix’s series Bridgerton’s success party ended with many surprises for her followers. Many fans were left wondering why the actor has been posting pictures of the University of Michigan. Well, today Bhasker announced that she had bagged a fellowship at the university.

Bhasker, who has been part of critically acclaimed movies as well as commercial films in Bollywood like Veere Di Wedding, shared a picture of herself in casual dress up with the university in the backdrop. She announced that she has been accepted by the university on Instagram.

Swara Bhasker gets fellowship

Bhasker wrote in her post, “Say hello to ‘Hughes Fellow Artist-in-Residence’ at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Thank you, Centre for South Asia Studies #UMich. Also excited to be one of the keynote speakers at the School of Information symposium on ‘Social Media Influencers & New Political Economy in South Asia & Africa.”


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Swara Bhasker University Of Michigan

This fellowship is only awarded to artists, writers and performers for their achievements. Bhasker told Mid-Day, “I’m honoured by this recognition and grateful for the opportunity to have access to the vast scholarly resources at U-Mich, by way of the faculty, students and the libraries. I’m looking forward to some stimulating conversations and also sitting in on classes of interest here and broadening my understanding of various cultural and academic issues.”

Chair Centre for South Asia Studies Mathhew Hull expressed the feeling of thrill at Bhasker joining the university. Speaking on Bhasker’s contribution to cinema, Hull said, “She brings a wealth of insights on acting, film-making and politics to engage with our students and faculty.”

Bhasker is one of the most opinionated actors in the film industry who never leaves a chance to voice her views publicly on the issues plaguing the country. However, the actor has been subjected to vicious trolling online for being so outspoken.

Born on April 9, 1988, in Delhi, Bhasker is the daughter of an Indian Navy officer C Uday Bhaker and her mother Ira Bhasker is a professor of cinema studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi.


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