Nitya Vidyasagar

Nitya Vidyasagar (Leela) returns to Sesame Street for her fifth season. Originally from India, she received her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she trained at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Credits include Smash, The Good Wife, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Split Ends, Sita Sings the Blues, The Glorious Ones (Lincoln Center Theater), Serendib (Ensemble Studio Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Love’s Labor’s Lost (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Coney Island Avenue (NYTW) and Monetizing Emma (NYC Fringe). As the first Indian-American character on the show, Vidyasagar brings her vibrant culture and heritage to the neighborhood of Sesame Street.