Sheila Shah’s Blog: Lotus Evora GTE Launch With Swizz Beatz

On November 30th, I attended the gala hosted by Lotus and Swizz Beatz  to launch Evora GTE,  one of their new car designs in New York City at the IAC Headquarters. Lotus CEO Dany Bahar partnered the Hethel, England brand with New York rapper and record producer Swizz Beatz.

Celebrities who came out to support Swizz and Lotus included Russell Simmons, Carmelo Anthony, Kid Capri, and Swizz’s wife Alicia Keys. During the evening, Swizz Beatz unveiled his latest car design for the company, a red chrome Limited Edition Evora GTE Road Car.  Swizz and T.I. also gave a great performance at the event.  Look out for this limited edition car.

Sheila Shah takes the lead in the gritty film, Mafia, opposite Ving Rhames. Directed by Ryan Combs, the film also stars Robert Patrick and Pam Grier and is set for release in early 2012. The actress can also be seen in the action drama, Crossroads, also starring UFC fighter/stuntman Roman Mitichyan. Shah performs her own stunts in the film.

In 2007, Shah relocated from Toronto to Los Angeles to pursue acting and landed her first role as an FBI Agent in the 2008 feature film Saw V directed by David Hackl. Her debut was soon followed by another horror/thriller film The Tortured starring Erica Christensen and Jesse Metcalfe. Growing up in Montreal and Toronto, this multi-talented performer won the title of Miss Iran of Canada. Shah holds a Degree in Chemistry, with Post Graduate studies in Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs. She is fluent in English, French and Farsi, and also holds an Arts Degree in Merchandise Marketing from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

The sister of twin brothers, one with cerebral palsy, Sheila hopes to create awareness for the disease. As an official Ambassador for the March of Dimes organization, one of her goals is to spearhead unique fundraising events, calling for nationwide support to find a solution to this neurological disease, improve the quality of life for those already afflicted, and further research and education.

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