Melinda Shankar is a Canadian actress. She started her acting career in the late 2000s. This was after landing the role of Allia “Alli” Bhandari on the popular Canadian series Degrassi: The Next Generation. She was part of the show’s main cast until its end in 2015. Simultaneously, she landed the lead role on the French-Canadian TV series How To Be Indie. She had also starred on the TV movie Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars. At the same time, she starred in the movie Festival of Lights. She next starred on the TV films Trigger and Alive. This year, she starred as Monica in the movie Filth City.