Prajakta Koli wins Emmy nomination for documentary with Michelle Obama

Prajakta Koli
Prajakta Koli

Indian YouTube sensation’s film also features Indian American actress Liza Koshy.

With over 6.5 million YouTube followers, India based Prajakta Koli is used to getting noticed, but her latest achievement left even this social media sensation stunned.

The 27-year-old YouTube sensation, Koli’s 2020 documentary, ‘Creators For Change’ focusing on former first lady Michelle Obama has just won a nomination for the upcoming Daytime Emmy Awards.

Popularly known for her YouTube channel, Mostly Sane, Koli’s YouTube original documentary also features Indian American actor and You Tuber Liza Koshy and South African YouTuber Thembe Mahlaba,

Read: Indian American Director Andrij Parekh wins an Emmy (September 24, 2020)

The documentary has been nominated under the category of Outstanding Daytime Non-Fiction Special for the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards to be aired on streaming services Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) and Paramount+ on June 25.

The nominated series tracked the experiences of adolescent girls in Vietnam, India, and Namibia overcoming adversity to pursue their education.

Prior to her rendezvous with Michelle Obama, Prajakta had travelled to Lucknow and interacted with the students of Prerna Foundation to get a better perspective on the challenges of education in smaller districts and towns of India.

Excited at her big nomination, Koli said, “This news is unbelievable. The Emmys are such prestigious awards. Being nominated for a project this special is a win in itself. Big hugs to YouTube and Michelle Obama for giving me the opportunity of being a part of something so amazing.”

Read: Aziz Ansari becomes 5th South Asian-origin actor to be nominated for an Emmy (July 15, 2016)

Popular among youngsters as her YouTube alter ego, Mostly Sane, Koli  has been narrating relatable comic skits that have a strong connect with viewers. She has been also  an active campaigner for socially relevant youth centric issues.

As a global ambassador for YouTube’s Creators For Change, she threw light on trolling, female subjugation and homophobia through ‘No Offence’ which was showcased on International Tolerance Day at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

In 2019 she was invited by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for their annual Goalkeepers Summit.

This will be the 48th edition of Daytime Emmy Awards. The awards are presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATS).

The ceremony will be held virtually this year due to the Covid pandemic. More than 40 categories of awards will be given out during the event.

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