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Cha Da Cup With KayRay is a show by actor, filmmaker, social media influencer, and all around girl boss, Kiran Rai. Come back here every other week to listen to Kiran talking about social issues and fun stories with your favourite influencers and exciting guests.

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30 Episodes
In our final episode before this GLOBAL PANDEMIC ARRIVED ...?? We chatted with YouTube Creator @Stef Sanjati talking about all things related to the idea of over-sharing on social media, her struggle with body issues and mental health to being an advocate for the LGBT+ community! PS. Because of COVID-19, we had to shut down production for Season 2 of Cha Da Cup With KayRay. BUT!!! We are still going to create episodes via IG lives, remote episodes from home and via podcast. We hope you'll be here for the ride. Be sure to tune in and FOLLOW US: ig: twitter: facebook: snapchat: @kiranrai #ChaDaCupWithKayRay: ig: Stef Sanjati: ig: SPONSORS: spacebar co-working: the eastern bazaar: fujifilm: @fujifilm_instax_northamerica
We bring back one of our first guests on the show, fashion designer Mani Jassal! We talk more behind-the-scenes about her upcoming documentary "With Love", produced by KayRayCo.! We also catch up on how she's grown as a designer, meeting her fiancee, and how the Canadian arts industry can improve on how they support artists! FOLLOW US: ig: twitter: facebook: snapchat: @kiranrai #ChaDaCupWithKayRay ig: Mani Jassal: ig: SPONSORS: dil mil: spacebar co-working: the eastern bazaar:
On this episode of Cha Da Cup With KayRay, we feature multi-media artist, Vivek Shraya. From film-making, to publishing books, to recording incredible albums and making her latest play, "How to Fail as a Pop Star" - this multi-threat is letting us know that you can do it all and be successful at it. This week, Kiran sits down with Vivek and discusses the complexity of being the token minority and getting paid, becoming a MAC girl, and turning scary stalker experiences into a work of art. BONUS: You get to hear Vivek singing some fine tunes! Join the watch party, grab your cup of tea and sip some cha with us! FOLLOW US: ig: twitter: facebook: snapchat: @kiranrai #ChaDaCupWithKayRay ig: Vivek Shraya: IG: Website: SPONSORS: spacebar co-working: the eastern bazaar: fujifilm instax north america:
KayRay answers YOUR questions! We cover everything from updates, turning 30, self-care routines and how to deal with loss and grieving. We hope you enjoy this episode! PRE-ORDER YOUR OWN CHA DA CUP MERCH: FOLLOW US: ig: twitter: facebook: snapchat: @kiranrai #ChaDaCupWithKayRay ig: SPONSORS: spacebar co-working:
On this episode of Cha Da Cup With KayRay, we talk to sexologist, intimacy expert and author of her latest book "The Game Of Desire", Shan Boodram aka Shan BOODY! Join the conversation as we chat about sexual myths, understanding your needs, what type of seducer you are, apology languages and SO much more! Grab your cup of tea and sip some cha with us! FOLLOW US: ig: twitter: facebook: snapchat: @kiranrai #ChaDaCupWithKayRay ig:   Shan Boody: Youtube: IG: Book:   SPONSORS: DIL MIL: spacebar co-working: the eastern bazaar:
By far one of our favourite episodes features Drag Queen Manghoe Lassi aka Humza Mian. We spill the tea on everything from the horrific reality of working as a veterinarian tech to why "coming out" as queer isn't for everyone. We end off with a game of Never Have I Ever which will definitely make you ugly-cry-laugh. Grab your cup of tea and sip some cha with us! FOLLOW US: ig: twitter: facebook: snapchat: @kiranrai #ChaDaCupWithKayRay ig:   Humza / Manghoe Lassi: ig:   Special Thank you to FUJIFILM Instax!   SPONSORS: spacebar co-working: the eastern bazaar:
WELCOME BACK! Our first episode of Cha Da Cup With KayRay Season 2 features actor, author and musician Avan Jogia + music producer and composer Ketan Jogia. We get to hear the brotherly duo talk about new music + new films including "Zombieland 2: Double Tap". We also learn more about the perspectives and experiences growing up mixed from Avan's new book "Mixed Feelings". Grab your cup of tea and sip some cha with us! FOLLOW US: ig: twitter: facebook: snapchat: @kiranrai #ChaDaCupWithKayRay   ig:   Avan Jogia: ig: Ketan Jogia: ig:   SPONSORS: spacebar co-working: the eastern bazaar:
WE MAKIN' IT TO HOLLYWOOD BABY!   Watch "Tiger" this weekend: November 30th! WATCH THE TRAILER: TORONTO: Cineplex Yonge & Dundas, Toronto Cineplex Courtney Park 16, Mississauga VANCOUVER: Cineplex International Village, Vancouver Cineplex Strawberry Hill, Surrey LA: Cinemark 18, 6081 Center Drive New York: Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 247 W 42nd St. *ENTER CONTEST - TICKET GIVEAWAY* Enter for a chance to win 2 tickets to the weekend box office opening of TIGER! To enter: 1. comment on @kay__ray's post about the contest ft. her uncle & let us know know why you want to watch this movie! 2. tag a friend in the post 3. follow @tigerthemovie on instagram WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON NOVEMBER 29TH, 5PM EST *You are eligible to apply from any of the cities the movie is premiering this weekend* If you like what you heard don't forget to leave a rating and comment in the Apple podcast app! Also SUBSCRIBE! FOLLOW Tiger The Movie: insta // twitter: @TigerTheMovie LEARN MORE ABOUT PARDEEP SINGH NAGRA: FOLLOW KAYRAY: insta // twitter: @kay__ray facebook: snapchat: @kiranrai 
How many times have you been scrolling down on Instagram and watch your favourite influencers talk about "Staying Positive", "Rise & Grind!!", "Hustle Harder" and you literally have no desire to do any of these things but you feel guilty to say that out loud? Well, we're on your side. In this episode, we bring back our guest, transformational coach, Raz Soos, who has guided KayRay to healing with her own mental health journey. Everything from how harmful these types of messages can be, to celebrities that have had mental health issues despite "fame and success" to guiding you on how you can take care of your own well-being by being present with your emotions.   As always, if you enjoy this podcast - hit us up with a like, comment and rate!!! And like, subscribe already!   FOLLOW:   @razsoos //   FOLLOW KAYRAY:   insta // twitter: @kay__ray snapchat: @kiranrai  youtube:
This week's episode - we stick to the roots of Cha Da Cup With KayRay, where you ask your questions and we answer them! Everything from the challenges 2018 has brought to acting agent horror stories to struggles of trying to stay consistent -- I get vulnerable with y'all and let you in on what I've been dealing with. We bring back photographer // videographer and overall hype womxn Baljit as a guest!    FOLLOW:   Baljit Singh: @bsinghh //   KAYRAY:   insta // twitter: @kay__ray youtube: snapchat: @kiranrai  
Have you ever had a summer fling that extended a little longer than it needed to be? Listen to our first segment of The eX-files, where we discuss strange things that have happened with our past relationships, flings and over-all encounters with dudes. In this case, we talk about how summer flings turn into things, why guys think it's okay to expose themselves a little TOO much and the grey area around consent.    Let us know about you summer flings & tingz below!    FOLLOW:   Baljit Singh: @bsinghh //   KAYRAY:   insta // twitter: @kay__ray youtube: snapchat: @kiranrai
It's Wedding SZN! And although many of our listeners are probably getting ready for weddings every weekend this summer, we shared our thoughts on healthy / unhealthy partnerships, why being a wife isn't for everyone and what it's like for brown girls to challenge these traditions. This special episode, we celebrate the 10th year anniversary of Brown Girl Magazine (@browngirlmag) with the team: CEO Trisha Sakhuja-Walia, influencer / digital marketing professional Nehal Mehra, mental health advocate Jessie Brar and writer and editor Sandeep Panesar. Brown Girl Magazine is a digital stomping ground for south asians to challenge traditions and embrace feminism.   FOLLOW: @browngirlmag // Trisha Sakhuja-Walia: @tsakhuja_walia Nehal Mehra: @_nehalmehra Jessie Brar: @themhspotlight // @jessieebrar Sandeep Panesar: @sandeepanesar FOLLOW KAYRAY: insta // twitter @kay__ray snapchat: @kiranrai youtube: Wedding SZN Pros and Cons ft. BrownGirlMag
This week, our guest is director/ producer/writer V.T. Nayani (pron. 9'knee). Her first feature documentary SHADEISM: DIGGING DEEPER (2015) has been traveling around the world for the past few years, starting difficult conversations in our own diasporas. Nayani's long list of accomplishments includes being an alum of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Workshop for Diverse Creators, the HotDocs Festival's Doc Accelerator Program, and the 2017 ReelWorld Film Festival's Emerging 20 Program, and the recipient of the 2017 UN Women Yvonne M. Hebert Award. In 2018, Nayani's first feature drama film, THIS PLACE, was selected as a recipient of Telefilm Canada's inaugural Talent to Watch Program. Nayani is also a Co-Founder and Executive at  43°North Productions, a production company that she runs with her producing partners Camaro West and Simone Ince. Through their work together, they are focused on centering stories from the margins, featuring Black, Indigenous, and other people of colour. In this episode, we talk about the deep-rooted racism within our own communities, why it's important to acknowledge the anti-blackness and shadeism in our diasporas in a healthy way and how to use media as a way to break these stigmas.    If you enjoy this episode, you know what to do!!! Hit that comment, like and rate!    FOLLOW:    instagram // twitter: @_9knee film:    FOLLOW KAYRAY:   instagram // twitter: @kay__ray youtube: snapchat: @kiranrai
LIVE FROM VANCOUVER! It's our first episode with a live studio audience thanks to our friends at @5xfest! This week, join KayRay while she chats with Punjabi superstar, Jasmine Sandlas, Basement Bhangra legend - DJ Rekha and welcoming back dance choreographer, Manpreet Toor! Listen to us talk about everything from the struggles of working in the Punjabi music industry to juicy stories from our questionable past - lol. It's a fun one! If you enjoy this podcast, hit that subscribe / rate!    Watch the full video version of this podcast:   FOLLOW OUR GUESTS:   Jasmine Sandlas: @jasminesandlas // Manpreet Toor: @toor.manpreet // DJ Rekha: @djrekha //   FOLLOW KAYRAY:   insta // twitter: @kay__ray youtube: snapchat: @kiranrai  
Episode 15- #Pride

Episode 15- #Pride


Happy Pride everyone! This week’s guest panelist is comedian Anasimone George. She is the founder of comedy show “SHADE”, that is inclusive of LGBTQ, womxn and POC comedians. In this episode, we talk about the beauty of Pride as well as the complexities, understanding Pride’s political roots and how we can ensure the safety of our queer/trans siblings. Plus you could hear us talk a lotta shit about the recent elections! If you think we’re funny don’t forget to rate and subscribe on the Apple Podcast app!    FOLLOW:  instagram: @theanasimone // @shadetoronto twitter: @idoughnutcare    FOLLOW KAYRAY:   insta // twitter: @kay__ray youtube: snapchat: @kiranrai   Make sure to comment / rate / subscribe!
Hemali Mistry, more popularly known by her brand name, Ready To Glow, is an upcoming beauty blogger / influencer from Toronto. She is best known for making fun and quirky make-up / hair tutorials. Garnering over 100k followers on Instagram, Hemali not only shares her artistry through consistent video posts but also sharing her own struggle with body image and mental health issues. She is now working and collaborating with some of the world’s top beauty brands. This week, KayRay sips cha with one of her most frequent collaborators to talk about their journey working in the fashion and wedding industries, why representation matters in beauty world and why it's important to promote self-love and inner beauty. Watch the video version of this episode: FOLLOW:  instagram: youtube:   FOLLOW KAYRAY:   insta // twitter: @kay__ray youtube: snapchat: @kiranrai   Make sure to comment / rate / subscribe! 
This week, we feature Spanish filmmaker, Alba Sotorra. Her work primarily focuses on stories of genuine characters that reflect on controversial issues. Through creative documentary, she aims to open spaces for reflection and discussion to facilitate understanding of the world in constant change. The world premiere of her latest documentary, Commander Arian - A Story of Women, War and Freedom is premiering at the HOT DOCs festival. The documentary follows the Kurdish resistance in Syria and Commander Arian Afrin in the Women’s Protection Unit (YPJ) with her fight against ISIS. KayRay sits with Alba to discuss the struggles of documenting in a war-zone place, women empowering women and their ultimate fight against patriarchy in Syria as a collective.   FOLLOW:   Alba Sotorra:   facebook:   FOLLOW KAYRAY:   insta // twitter: @kay__ray youtube: snapchat: @kiranrai   Make sure to comment / rate / subscribe! 
This week, we are focusing on the importance of using social media to highlight women who are making waves in the tech industry. Our guest speaker, Sarena Bahad, is on a mission to help close the diversity gap in tech, using media and storytelling as the main tool to achieve this goal. She is the Founder of the WomenInTech Channel which won the award for Best Snap Account of the Year at the 9th Annual Shorty Awards. Also as a yoga teacher and meditation practitioner, she shares her practices through social media, especially for those who work in fast-paced environments. This week, KayRay, Sarena and Bali talk about how Women In Tech are changing the industry globally, why it's important to practice meditation / spirituality and ways to disrupt male dominated spaces. Follow: @WomenInTech @Sarenabahad insta // twitter: @kay__ray youtube: snapchat: @kiranrai  
This week, we feature Anubha Momin on a special episode of #LetsTalkAboutSex. Anubha is the creator of Finding True North, an award-winning blog about life in Nunavut, a remote town of 8,000 people in the Canadian Arctic, where she lived for the last four and a half years. Anubha has transitioned from writing to film and television jobs, working as a host, producer, and digital content creator on various projects with VICE, The CBC, and Netflix. She was named one of 50 Outstanding Canadians by the Huffington Post in 2016. She most recently got into the  Conservatory at Second City, allowing her to pursue her dreams as a comedian. When Anubha's not doing all these incredible things, she is a huge advocate of sexual health and why it's important to get more knowledge on sex ed.   This episode, we'll be talking about the difference between the liberation of being sexual vs. the harm of being sexualized, why sex is considered to be a taboo topic in South Asian communities and how we can better take care of ourselves when it comes to sexual health.    FOLLOW: @anubhamomin   Follow: insta // twitter: @kay__ray youtube: snapchat: @kiranrai
Episode 10 - Rupi Kaur

Episode 10 - Rupi Kaur


Rupi Kaur is a poet, artist, and performer. Over the last 3 years, her works have taken the literary world by storm. Her new book, the sun and her flowers—an instant global bestseller, is an artistic sibling to her debut, milk and honey—America’s best selling book of 2017. “i am the product of all the ancestors getting together and deciding these stories need to be told” Rupi sees her work as an articulation of this vision. She’s an eternal artist. In the years since, milk and honey has become an international phenomenon. It’s sold over 2.5 million copies, been translated into more than 30 languages, and landed as a #1 New York Times Bestseller—where it continues to sit for over the 80th straight week. Rupi explores a variety of themes in her work ranging from love, loss, trauma, healing, femininity, migration, and revolution. She’s a Forbes 30 under 30, an editor of the 2016 Mays Literary Anthology of New Writing from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and one of BBC’s 100 women of 2017. Rupi hopes to continue her artistic exploration through art and poetry—searching for ways to understand and articulate This week, Rupi sits with her long-time friend KayRay to talk about our humble beginnings, breaking barriers in the mainstream and what it means to stay authentic to your craft. If you enjoyed this podcast - be sure to leave us a comment / rate! And like, subscribe already! Follow: @rupikaur_ // Follow: insta // twitter: @kay__ray youtube: snapchat: @kiranrai
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