The Asmi Project

Conversations with Kick-Ass South Asian Women

Asmi / Sanskrit / I Am

The Asmi Project celebrates diversity among South Asian women. We strive to encourage creativity and ambition while honoring the dreamers and explorers. Most importantly, we empower girls to be the truest version of themselves.

The Asmi Project has very personal roots. Growing up in America, there was a major lack of female South Asian role models. Fortunately, this wasn’t because there weren’t South Asian women achieving wonderful things, but because they weren’t very visible. The Asmi Project aims to alleviate that problem by highlighting women making strides in a range of industries. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us. Otherwise, see below for some of the amazing women we’ve been able to profile!

Asha Dahya

Asha DahyaAsha Dahya is a host and content creator. She is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of GirlTalkHQ, a women’s news media site focused on female empowerment. Prior to GirlTalk, Asha spent more than a decade hosting and producing TV shows in Australia, the UK, and the U.S. She has worked for Disney, Fox, MTV, Nickelodeon, ABC, TV Guide, and more. Asha is passionate about discussing feminism, women’s reproductive rights, the representation of women in film & TV, diversity in the media, and gender equality measures. She lives in Los Angeles.
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Asha Rangappa


Asha Rangappa is a Senior Lecturer at the Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and a former Associate Dean at Yale Law School. Prior to her current position, Asha served as a Special Agent in the New York Division of the FBI, specializing in counterintelligence investigations. Asha has been a contributor on numerous television and radio outlets, and is now a legal and national security analyst for CNN.
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