She credits me with getting her into the business, which is quite possibly the highest compliment I’ve ever received. We met in LA in 2007 and hit it off immediately. At the Bollywood Music & Fashion Awards in New York (OK, fine – New Jersey), we spent a weekend together and a lifelong friendship was born. I had the pleasure of managing Melanie Chandra before she got “real” management – and boy, the woman is in the stratosphere now. Even though this was my only phone interview, our closeness is still palpable. One of the kindest people I’ve ever met, she, her husband, my wife, and I are now all good pals. Watching this actress, model, and dancer blossom into an “international pop sensation” has been a pleasure.