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Harleen’s passion for film making and media was ignited while she was working at the National Geographic and History Channel. While her role was largely behind the scenes, she picked up a flair for story telling.
Currently working on her second film Drawn Together - Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes, Harleen is challenging the notion of stereotypes based on gender, race or appearance. With a backdrop of superheroes and comic books, the film follows three cartoonists and comic book creators who are defying biases and racism through their art.
Born and raised in India, Harleen now calls San Francisco bay area as her home. Here she devotes her time to various organizations including serving as a member of the jury for the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF). Her other interests include photography and golf. Her first film, The Odd Couple, a story of two triathletes, was critically acclaimed at numerous film festivals worldwide.
Harleen holds an MBA from the Indian School of Business, where she was the founding president of the Media Club, a legacy that she deeply cherishes.