A colleague spotted a Sikh character on the television comedy “Back in the Game,” a new show on ABC about a woman who returns home to live with her father and ends up coaching her son’s little league baseball team. The character was a Sikh boy in a full turban who is a player on the team.
According to the Internet Movie Database, the character is named Parvu Singh and is played by actor Sepehr Pazoki. He has only appeared in one episode thus far in a non-speaking role, but perhaps we may hear from him in the future. The character also appears in the background of another photo on the television show’s official website.
The inclusion of a turban-wearing Sikh boy in this television show is certainly noteworthy in that it’s rather unusual, but certainly welcome, especially after vandals recently targeted a Sikh American little league coach in a racist act in Yuba City, California.
Find out more about the television show on the ABC website. Thanks to Sher Singh Tucker for the photo.