American Girl has officially revealed its 2023 “Girl of the Year”: Kavi Sharma.
The first-ever South Asian “Girl of the Year” character, Kavi, short for Kavika, lives with her close-knit Indian American family and lives just a short train ride from New York City and Broadway which is her “favorite place in the world.”
“The world of this 18-inch doll is filled with play sets that bring her story of performing on stage to life—from Kavi’s songwriting accessories to Kavi’s backstage set to Kavi’s Bollywood dance costume. Plus, Kavi’s ultimate collection includes everything to imagine her in the spotlight. Like the 18-inch dolls for our 2021 Girl of the Year™ and 2022 Girl of the Year™, Kavi highlights issues important to girls’ success today,” said American Girl online.
Kavi is passionate about performing, from playing piano to dancing and singing and for her 12th birthday, Kavi is “beyond excited” to see her first Broadway show, said American Girl.
Kavi’s personal story, written by New York Times bestselling author Varsha Bajaj, inspires kids to “share their talents, pursue new interests, and take pride in who they are.”
This is “just as Kavi and her family honor their Indian/Hindu heritage,” American Girl wrote in a press release.