Ajay Kothari

Ajay Kothari is the president and founder of Astrox Corporation, an aerospace company located in Washington, DC. He has over 40 professional publications and was awarded the National Merit Scholarship. Kothari was also the first Indian-American member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) for the Washington-Baltimore region, having appeared on Law and Order and The Wire TV shows as well as a number of NBC, HBO, Hollywood and independent film productions. He holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland.

Hollywood Does it Again

February 25, 2017

Hollywood does not fairly represent minorities in cinema. The Oscar nominations are proof of that. In 2016, Hollywood actress Jada Pinkett Smith, indignant at the Academy Award nominations, joined the #OscarsSoWhite Twitter storm. Back then, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Yes, African-Americans were sparsely represented in all...

Let’s Head to the Moon

February 16, 2017

The moon is a safer bet, not Mars. Well, at least for now. I still remember the night when my siblings, my father, some workers on the farm and I sat around a fire on a cold night in the middle of a jungle, and listened to a decrepit old...

Hollywood in Black and White

October 06, 2016

Hollywood has no place for ethnic minorities.  As a “person of color”—and how I hate being identified this way—in the acting field, I couldn’t feel any sympathy for the #OscarsSoWhite protest. Forget about not being nominated for the Oscars; we, the people I talk about here, the other larger “visible” minorities, are...