10/11/2012 12:09 EDT | Updated 12/11/2012 05:12 EST

Actress Sarena Parmar Gives Back to Girls Everywhere [VIDEO]

Canadian actress and emerging playwright, Sarena Parmar, has performed in film, television and on the stage. Her credits include: Radio Rebel (movie); Degrassi: The Next Generation; The Border; The Voices; Hamlet and Romeo & Juliet.

In this in-depth interview on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner, Parmar discusses her rapid rise in her acting career, how her South Asian background has influenced her work, her interest in human rights and advocacy, and also her involvement with Plan Canada's "I Am A Girl" campaign.

Shannon Skinner is an author, and creator and host of Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner.