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Meet the NC woman who's a breakout star on Netflix 'Matchmaking' show

Brooke Cain, The News & Observer on

Published in Entertainment News

RALEIGH, N.C. — The second season of the popular reality show “Indian Matchmaking,” which dropped on Netflix on Aug. 10, showcases young Indian professionals looking for mates from Mumbai to New York, Delhi to Los Angeles, Nasik to ... Durham.

Yes, Durham.

Viral Joshi, a 30-year-old pharmaceutical developer who lives and works in Durham, enlisted the services of matchmaker Sima Taparia (also called Sima of Mumbai on the show) to find her perfect match. The show tracks Viral’s journey along with several other men and women, with the ultimate goal, of course, being a proposal.

If you’re new to the show, it’s a fascinating binge — and investing in a local person’s journey is a great reason to jump in.

If you’re not ready to watch but you’re curious about Viral, here’s a brief rundown of her time on the show. Spoilers ahead.

Facts about Viral Joshi

 

We’re introduced to Viral (pronounced “Vee-ral”) in Episode 2, when she talks about her life and accomplishments: she’s smart, beautiful, driven, very successful and debt-free.

Because of her job she travels constantly for work, and she loves it. She owns her own home (which she designed and decorated herself) and she drives a great car.

She’s an only child and she’s devoted to her parents. During one interview, as Viral sat on her massive sofa, we see a cat walk along the back of a cushion.

What Viral Joshi wants in a man

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