Melanie Kannokada is an American actress and model from Park Ridge, Illinois.
She is of Indian descent (Malayali). Within a week of moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, she auditioned for and booked a large guest star role in the CBS hit sitcom Rules of Engagement. She has also acted in ABC Family's The Nine Lives of Chloe King, NBC's Parenthood and CBS's NCIS: Los Angeles. Melanie can currently be seen playing the role of Fareeda in the HBO TV series The Brink.