Lucky to have influence of Indian culture while growing up: Clr Charishma Kaliyanda

Indian origin Charishma Kaliyanda is the first Asian Australian to become a councillor at the Liverpool City Council in NSW.

Indian origin Charishma Kaliyanda was elected to the Liverpool City Council in 2017. She is a member of the Labor party. Charishma was born in Bengaluru, India but moved with her family to Australia in the early 1990s. She was named among the ’40 Under 40: Most Influential Asian Australians 2021′ and is a registered Occupational Therapist.

In a free flowing and candid interview with The Australia Today Charishma spoke about her journey into politics, the footprint of the Indian-Australian community in multicultural Australia and the importance of the Australia-India relationship. Catch the full interview with Councillor Charishma Kaliyanda here: