The Teal Mango, August 2, 2018:
Chandra and Jindal are changing the norm by developing “Surina & Mel.” Their goal isn’t to revolutionize television, although they’re doing it anyway....
Global Malayali, Nov 24, 2017:
Actress Melanie Chandra on making Hollywood a better place for women and minorities: GENDER inequality in filmdom is a touchy subject. Despite the current state of turmoil that the American film fraternity is in, Melanie Chandra is working towards shifting the paradigm. She has, in the past, eclipsed seemingly insurmountable odds and triumphed...[read more]
India West, March 30 2017
Not only is “For Here or To Go” incredibly sharp, deeply engaging and sensitive but thoroughly entertaining as well. [read more}
Four rising Indian-origin stars in American television talk about breaking stereotypes, finding neutral scripts and championing the Indian spirit. [read more]
"Riveting and adding much of the punch that this thrilling drama is known for, Chandra’s character has also brought awareness to a very pertinent cause that is just starting to get the attention it deserves- sexual assault. An enormous part of her character’s trajectory has followed her through the struggle of surviving an attack and trying to overcome PTSD while helping other patients in similar positions. The work is downright harrowing, and the gifted actress more than delivers....[read more]"
"Melanie Chandra has been a stand out these last few weeks, but this week, she was soul-crushing (in the best way). Demanding she be removed from Center Stage, not wanting to be near the man who attacked her, will go down as one of the more memorable television scenes I’ve seen to date"... "Chandra, continues to hit it out of the park with gut-wrenching portrayals of pain, anguish and utter fear in the face of life’s most terrifying challenges." [read more]