Elisha Kriis aka Elisha Patel is a film actress of Indian origin.
She has appeared in American, Hindi and Telugu films.
In United States she has starred in, 2018 human trafficking drama BorderCross, alongside Lorenzo Lamas and Danny Trejo, was the main protagonist in the 2018 crime thriller Body of Sin, played a cyborg in the 2018 SciFi action Ink and Rain, . She has appeared in supporting roles in films like The Recall starring Wesley Snipes and in the trading card comedy feature titled Tournament 2019 starring Ricardo Chavira.[1] In India she has appeared in political drama Wake Up India”.[2] action thriller Zanjeer starring Priyanka Chopra, remake of Zanjeer in Telugu Toofan and NDTV Goodtimes adventure travel documentary titled Kingfisher Blue Mile.

Early life[edit]

Kriis was born and raised in Gujarat, India. Her mother, Bhagwati Patel, and father, Jahangir Patel, served as former judges for the State of Gujarat.[3]

Kriis graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Maharajah Sayajirao University of Vadodara. Her graduation was followed by a studio training program in Mumbai.[3] In June 2014 Kriis was invited as a speaker by College of the Canyons, California, to address the Beyond Barriers women empowerment conference.[4][5] Her lecture at the conference referenced the power of education and empowering others to empower yourself.[6]

Her first theater performance was in the fourth grade and later that year the drama was chosen to be aired by DD1, one of India’s largest broadcasting networks. Growing up she had a huge passion for exploring different places and cultures which made an impact on her life from an early age.[7] She eventually pursued her Bachelor of Business Administration degree at The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, where she won a handful of fashion and beauty contests sponsored by well known brands such as MTV, Cavin Kare, Westside and Pantaloons.[8] While in college she also worked as a host for several corporate award shows and women empowerment workshops. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from MSU and then eventually moved to Mumbai to pursue her career in the entertainment industry.[9][10]

Television[edit]

She started her career as a host for India’s international travel channels such as, Travelxp, Travel Trendz and NDTV Good Times. Her shows have been filmed and televised in multiple countries across Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia in Hindi, English, Telugu, and Arabic languages.[9]

Film[edit]

She made her Hindi film debut with Wake Up India. In this film she plays the role of a fearless reporter that strives to expose the truth behind an alleged rape scandal involving the Chief Minister of the State.[2] In 2013, she has appeared in the Hindi action movie Zanjeer, and the Telugu movie Toofan, also starring Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt and Ram Charan.

In 2014 Kriis started her own production company by the name of Tigress Pictures in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The company plans to focus on making inspirational films. Her first home production will be Barefoot Warriors, an original story and concept by Elisha Kriis, it is a feature film weaved around the passion and history of soccer (football) in India.[11][12][13][14] In 2017 she appeared in a feature film titled BorderCross, based on the subject of Human Trafficking.,[15] In 2018 she was seen in a starring role in the independent feature film Body of Sin, a crime thriller where she portrays the character of Erica Tate, an unapologetic con artist who uses her skills to steal from straying men [16] and Ink and Rain where she plays a Cyborg fight handler in a comic fantasy fight arena.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Show Role Note
2011- 2016 Best from the Rest Host Talk Show
2012 Nordic Quest Host Television Movie
2014- 2017 Travelxp Host [17][18]
2014 Kingfisher BlueMile Herself
2015 Undercover Melissa Television series
2016 Exotic Fashion TV Television Special

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Language Note
2011 Ra.One Party Girl Hindi Uncredited role
2013 Wake Up India Supriya
Zanjeer Shital Bilingual Film
Toofan Telugu
2015 The Better Half English Executive Producer
Hansel vs Gretel Circe
2016 BorderCross Tara
2017 The Recall Eva Kapur
Gudiya Pooja Chopra
The Twisted Doll Pooja Chopra English Short Film.
2018 Ink and Rain Lex English
Body of Sin Erica Tate
2019 Tournament Jasmine
Barefoot Warriors Anjani Original Concept and Story
Awake Alone Trisha
2020 Skate God Jade

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