Popular Indian actress, social activist, and politician, Khushbu Sundar was honored by New York State Assemblywoman Michaëlle Solages in an event organised by Shri Navagraha Devasthanam of North America and India2047 NYC Investors Forum on May 7, 2023.
A women and child rights activist, Sundar was recognised for her philanthropy and efforts to support vulnerable children and women not only in India but around the world. Presenting her with a plaque, Assemblywoman Solages praised Sundar's dedication and leadership. "Her tireless work and advocacy for women and children have been truly inspiring," Solages said highlighting Sundar's contributions to make education accessible for girls in India.
Expressing her gratitude for the recognition, Sundar stated that she will continue to work towards a brighter future for children and women everywhere. In her speech she also emphasized on the role of women in politics and spoke about furthering the US-India relationship.
The event featured a cultural program comprising of speeches, performances, and presentations. Eminent personalities such as Sridhar S and Roopa S, founders and board members, Shri Navagraha Devasthanam of North America, Ravi Karkara, cofounder India2047 NYC Investors Forum, Consul General of India, Deputy Counsel General, Bob Lancia, Former candidate for Congress in Rhode Island, Vibhuti Jha, Jaipur Dialogues, North America, and Mehul Seth, founder at Mr. Paanwala & Paan Casa graced the event.
Currently a member of the Bharatiya Janta Party, the actor-turned-politician serves as a member of the National Commission for Women. She is popularly known for her roles in Tamil cinemas and has acted in over 100 Tamil films. Most recently she was seen in the Rajinikanth-starrer Annaatthe.