Rekha Shanti Sharma is a Canadian actress best known for her portrayal of Tory Foster on Battlestar Galactica.
Sharma was born in Vancouver, Canada, to parents of North Indian descent. Both her father, a Hindu priest, and her mother were from the state of Uttar Pradesh in India before they relocated during the British period. The family resettled in the Fiji Islands before moving to Canada. She has a brother, Sunil, nine years older.
Sharma started pursuing acting as a career in her 20s. She has stage experience but also appeared in television series such as Da Vinci's City Hall, House M.D., The Lone Gunmen, Smallville, Supernatural, John Doe, Dark Angel, The Twilight Zone, Sanctuary, Hellcats, The Listener, and the 2009 re-imagined television series of V.
She also appeared in the movies The Core, Tasmanian Devils, and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. Her hobbies include painting as well as playing the sarangi, a stringed musical instrument