L-BEACH # 5, 2014
“Who the hell is Papi?” asked Leisha Hailey alias Alice Pieszeki in the fourth season of The L Word. Papi – the womanizer whose countless love affairs crashed Pieszeki’s “Chart” server. The answer followed in the guise of an irresistible Janina Gavankar.Guess what? “Papi” will continue to turn your heads as our special guest at Weissenhaeuser Strand. If you’re into TV series you might have rediscovered the actress with Indian-Dutch roots as shape-shifter Luna Garza in the vampire epic True Blood. But Gavankar is more than just that.Besides acting, the trained musician performs on film scores, has released a cover of Kanye West’s song Love Lockdown, and her newest piece “Waiting for Godot” has won numerous film festival awards. And when she’s not involved in fine arts projects, the self proclaimed geek gives lectures at panels about social media topics – for which she has received awards.