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Ansuya Rathor (born 29 January 1976; age 41) is an actress, model, and professional bellydancer who appeared as a holographic artist in the Star Trek: Voyager fourth season episode "Scientific Method". She filmed her scenes on Tuesday 29 July 1997 on Paramount Stage 16.
Born in Ojai, California to bellydancer Jenaeni Rathor, she started to learn bellydance at a very young age. Today, she produced over fifteen exercise and training DVD's, is a three-time winner of the Golden Belly Award, performed around the world, and received the Best Cabaret Bellydancer of the Year Award from the International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance.
Rathor modeled in Japan and Hawaii and appeared in commercials for Toshiba, FOX Sports Promo, and World Gym. On television, she appeared in episodes of Judging Amy, Days of Our Lives, V.I.P., Jack & Jill, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Live with Regis and Kelly. As choreographer, she also worked on a bellydance scene for the daytime soap The Young and the Restless.