Menaka Deolekar is an actress, comedian, and improviser. She graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Human Resources and Acting. Menaka studied theatre in London, and is a recent graduate of The Second City Conservatory. She moved to Chicago from Maryland, and enjoys playing piano and basketball, watching documentaries, and listening to pop punk music. Past theater credits include Night Mother, Uncle Vanya, and Dog Sees God. She is a founding member of Silly Point – Chicago’s first South Asian improv group. She’s also an ensemble member of Recess, JCVG, and The Worst. She also performs stand-up and sketch comedy around Chicago. Menaka is so happy to be a part of Stir Friday Night, and would like to thank God and her family for their endless love and support.