Tarina Patel Plants Trees With Chris Martin For Global Citizen Festival

by Jen Su



South African Bollywood actress and film producer Tarina Patel has been globetrotting around the world in the past week.  Over the weekend, the star planted trees for charity at the Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo with Chris Martin of Coldplay, as well as busy mingling with Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe.

SA actress Tarina Patel plants trees with Chris Martin of Coldplay, for the Global Citizen Festival

Oprah Winfrey, Chris Martin, Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Ed Sheeran were among the international celebrities in Joburg for the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 Celebrations.

Tarina Patel with Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe at the Motsepe Foundation Next 100 Summit

Tarina Patel with Oprah Winfrey at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in Johannesburg

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Just earlier in the week, Tarina was on the other side of the globe, at The Pierre Hotel by Taj in New York City, where she was honoured as the Roshni Media Group’s “Inspirational Women” at  the TIA – The Inspirational Achievers Awards Gala.

Tarina Patel in Jacques LaGrange Couture, at the Roshni Media Group TIA Awards Gala in New York

Tarina awarded one of the foundation’s “Inspirational Women” at the TIA Awards Gala

Founded by Dr. Rashmee Sharma and Ms. Mani Kamboj, the RAYWA non-profit organization gala dinner raised funds for autism, and unveiled a book which featured stories by the inspirational women honoured at the gala.   Tarina is also penning a new book and focusing on her medical foundation, inspired by her late father who was a dedicated physician.

Tarina Patel with Lindsay Lohan at the TIA Awards in New York

Tarina chatted about mutual friends in South Africa, with friend, actress Lindsay Lohan, who presented at the New York gala.  “Lindsay told me she is hoping to come out to South Africa soon for a visit,” recalled Tarina.  “She’s passionate about the healthcare work that my foundation is doing, and our opthamology and paediatric cardiology collaboration with the Sisulu Foundation.”

From left: Tarina Patel, Nish Kamboj, Karan Kapoor, Rohit Roy, and Mrinalini Kumar at the TIA Awards Gala in New York



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