Janina Gavankar was born on November 29, 1980 in Joliet, Illinois, U.S.. Being interested in acting when she was younger, she first busied herself performing on theater. She eventually started a career on television and film. In 2001, she made her screen debut in the movie Why Is God. During this period, she went on to appear in other films playing small characters.
In 2007, she landed her first notable role on television, playing Papi on The L Word. She appeared on the show until 2009. Afterwards, she landed the recurring role of Angela on NCIS. She went on to star in the independent films Men, Interrupted and 6 Month Rule. During this period, she played the part of Shivakamini Somakandarkram on The League. From 2011 to 2013, she became known for her role as Luna on True Blood. She also played Mckenna Hall on Arrow. From 2014 to 2016, she starred as Meredith Bose on The Mysteries of Laura.
Has Janina Gavankar had Plastic Surgery?
The former True Blood star is turning 37 this year, but she looks significantly younger than her actual age. She has a more youthful face and her body has always been slender and fit, which makes her appear younger, too. Being in Hollywood, it can be stressful to maintain a great physical appearance. This contributes to the continuous rise of both men and women going to a plastic surgeon. Could this be the case for Gavankar? At some point in her life in the show business has she had plastic surgery to improve her looks?
From her interviews about beauty and fitness, it doesn’t seem so. The actress, though she recognizes the pressure of staying perfect in Hollywood, doesn’t give in to such pressures by dieting to be skinny or having plastic surgery to address her physical insecurities. When asked about Hollywood pressure, she said: “I’m not going pretend that I don’t but I made the decision — I’m not going to be skinny, I’m going to be strong. That’s my thing. I’m not going to diet like a crazy person. I eat healthy, of course, but I’m never going to make [dieting] a priority.” Thus, if she’s not resorting to any fad diets, this could also mean that having plastic surgery is the last thing on her mind.