THE MOODYS follows a tight-knit, but slightly dysfunctional family of five, all of whom gather in their hometown of Chicago for the “perfect” holiday. From break-ups to arrests to sharing one bathroom, each family member is packing his/her own eccentricities and hiding secrets from the others – as if the holidays were all about carols and eggnog!


Playing the character Mukta on FOX TV’s THE MOODYS, premiering December 4th!



A rare and cherished moment with the three of us all together. Even more special because we all just performed excerpts of our two Dancing Storyteller shows, Indian Mythology and Me and The Summ of All Things at this year’s Arts Teach Showcase at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts!


Visit the official site of The Dancing Storytellers.


Starwater Yoga

We recently had a chance to chat with Ulka Simone Mohanty, a multi-faceted and talented artist and one of our Starwater Yoga models! She is a film and voiceover actor, dance artist and choreographer for Disney and certified yogini. She joins us in an interview to talk about how she incorporates yoga in her daily artistic life and how our yoga mats have enhanced her practice…

Read the full article here.


Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Featuring Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his furry friend Dug, from the Disney•Pixar animated film “Up,” as they discover bird species from around the world. Led by senior Wilderness Explorer Anika, “UP! A Great Bird Adventure” features a close-up look at various bird species from around the globe.


A fun and heartwarming adventure with choreography by Ulka, featured daily at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando.


Socratica Studios

Our Python Tutorials will help you learn Python quickly and thoroughly. We start with “Hello World” and then move on to data structures (sets, lists, tuples and dictionaries). Next we’ll cover classes, and give a variety of in-depth examples and applications.


Watch the entire series here, as cyber-Ulka instructs in the finer points of Python Programming, and stay tuned for new episodes!


Master Key Productions

“When Yusef discovers his beloved wife Ayana is a Sleeper, a living android bomb left over from a past war, he has only one choice: flee with her to the border of the Machine homeland in the desert, and pray they can make it before time runs out.”


Playing the character of Commander across actor Oded Fehr. Watch the movie online at


NBC Universal / Sprout

“NINA’S WORLD tells the story of imaginative 6-year-old Nina and best friend, Star, having everyday fun within her vibrant and colorful neighborhood.”


Voicing the character of DR. KAPUR in a new original series on NBC UNIVERSAL’S SPROUT NETWORK. All seasons now available on iTunes Canada and iTunes USA! The show is a proud winner of the HUMANITAS prize.


Amazon’s Audible & iTunes

Books narrated by Ulka S. Mohanty, now available to download on Amazon’s Audible and iTunes. Genres include: Young Adult, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller, Contemporary and Romance.


Check out the full list on Audible and Goodreads!


Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Get swept away in a timeless show that celebrates the beauty of all living things. With a brilliant fusion of water, sound and light, it’s quite unlike anything you’ve experienced before! Mysteriously, the show’s “storytellers” never utter a word. Instead, they communicate volumes through fascinating forms of authentic Asian dance, music, song and shadow puppetry. The lush lagoon setting is a central character itself—an ever-changing canvas for the unveiling of an unforgettable tale.


A beautiful new nighttime spectacular rooted in Indian classical choreography, now playing nightly at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando.


a new TV/web series

THE DINNER BASH is a new TV/web series – “Part Sit-Com, Part Cooking Show, Part Talk Show this hybrid of genres is all out fun. Join Brie, Jasmine and Ginger as they cook, laugh, love and BASH their ex’s and try and find true love as three professional chefs.”


Written, produced and performed by Chefs Ulka, Manouschka Guerrier & Betty Fraser. Follow the series on the YouTube channel, IMDB and on!


Food Network Show


Bringing back the “best of” chefs, the heat is on, as Alton Brown takes his culinary revenge on us four poor chefs, stranded in the wilderness! Can the LITTLE NINJA CHEF hack it in the great outdoors AND serve up her usual deliciousness? Watch and see.


Catch Ulka’s episode on THE FOOD NETWORK, Camp Cutthroat 2: Alton’s Revenge: Heat Three, We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat.


Arshad Khan/ Gray Matter Productions

International student Maria is left to her own devices once her student visa expires. She must find creative ways to stay in her beloved city of Montreal. Doggoned is a visually captivating comedy about the trials and tribulations of a young international student trying to navigate a national landscape that she can never truly be a part of.


Playing the lead role of MARIA, a featured short at various film festivals: CSAFF, (Chicago) VISAFF (Vancouver), ReelWorld (Toronto), and River to River (Florence). Watch the film here and also check out Arshad Khan’s award-winning documentary ABU.


Video Game / Other Ocean

Giant Missions, Giant Fun in pint sized Micro City. You are the Giant Cop.
Giant Cop is a satirical, narrative driven game, a vibrant, 70s styled open world with a sandbox design, giving you the freedom to fight crime in a giant way.


Voicing the characters (Eng/Fre) of COMMISSIONER, the cantankerous GRANNY and others. Featured at San Diego Comic-Con. Play the game on Oculus!


JFA Productions

An unexpected event unravels as a group of Iranian intelligence officers raid Dr. Dariush’s home. Cyrus, the doctor’s son, filled with resentment and bitterness, is unable to cope with the past and push forward. At the turn of events, Cyrus finds himself face to face with his father’s killer, now leaving him with a unique opportunity to seek vengeance or redemption.


Playing the role of SHOREH, in the language Farsi. Read more about the film, or stream on Amazon.


Nik/Nak Productions

A young bride questions her sanity as she faces abuse at the hands of her new family – until the day she decides to fight back.


Playing the lead role of VAIDEHI, in KHAZANA, a dramatic thriller, directed by Rahul Nath.