Goloka Bolte, CSA

Goloka Bolte, CSA

Birthplace: India

Goloka Bolte is an Emmy-Winning Supervising Casting Director and founder of Creative Content Group, a Los Angeles based content, talent development and casting company. She's been nominated for 5 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program, every year since the category was created. In 2020 she won her first Emmy for her work casting RuPaul's Drag Race Season 12.

Goloka Bolte is an Emmy-Winning Supervising Casting Director and founder of Creative Content Group, a Los Angeles based content, talent development and casting company. She's been nominated for 5 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program, every year since the category was created. In 2020 she won her first Emmy for her work casting RuPaul's Drag Race Season 12.

Born in India to Haitian and American parents, Goloka's path from life in the Hare Krishna religious community to unscripted casting director and producer was an unlikely one. In 2003 she was hired to find talent for season 2 of the FOX's hit series Joe Millionaire, and over the last 18 years has gone on to serve as supervising casting director for almost 200 projects, ranging from newsworthy television events like the "Same Love" mass wedding (with Madonna & Queen Latifah) at the Grammys, to the award-winning cultural phenomenon RuPaul's Drag Race.

Goloka's passion is feel-good programming, and she focuses on projects that have that have the ability to change lives, make people laugh, cry, win cash and prizes, spread awareness and tell authentic and important stories. As an avid supporter of civil rights, equality and social justice, she is committed to inclusion and diversity, both in the talent she presents and within her company.

You'll see her work on a multitude of hit series and programs, including RuPaul's Drag Race, Say I Do, The Grammy Awards, the Million Dollar Listing franchise, The Real Housewives of OC & New Jersey, Let's Make a Deal, Millionaire Matchmaker, MasterChef, and upcoming series like The Real Magic Mike, Queen of the Universe, FBoy Island, and many more.

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Awards & Nominations

5 Nominations | 2 Emmys
Outstanding Casting For A Reality Program - 2021
Outstanding Casting For A Reality Program - 2020
Outstanding Casting For A Reality Program - 2019
Outstanding Casting For A Reality Program - 2018
Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program - 2017

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2021 Casting Directors and Executives Nominee Celebration
Goloka Bolte and Ethan Petersen at the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys, September 12, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
Ethan Petersen and Goloka Bolte accept an award at the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys.
Ethan Petersen and Goloka Bolte accept an award at the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys.
Jeannie Gaffigan and Jim Gaffigan presents the award for Outstanding Casting For A Reality Series to Goloka Bolte for RuPaul's Drag Race at Night One of the Creative Arts Emmys.
2019 Casting Directors Nominee Reception
Ethan Petersen, Goloka Bolte
2017 Casting Directors Nominee Reception
2017 Casting Directors Nominee Reception
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2021 Casting Directors and Executives Nominee Celebration
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Cherish Hamutoff and Goloka Bolte attend the 73rd Emmy Awards Nominee Celebration honoring this year’s nominees for Outstanding Casting Directors and Executives at the Television Academy on Friday, September 10, 2021 in North Hollywood, California.

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Goloka Bolte and Ethan Petersen at the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys, September 12, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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Goloka Bolte and Ethan Petersen, winners for Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program, at the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys

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Ethan Petersen and Goloka Bolte accept an award at the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Ethan Petersen and Goloka Bolte accept the award for Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program at the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Ethan Petersen and Goloka Bolte accept an award at the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Ethan Petersen and Goloka Bolte, winners for Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program, at the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys

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Jeannie Gaffigan and Jim Gaffigan presents the award for Outstanding Casting For A Reality Series to Goloka Bolte for RuPaul's Drag Race at Night One of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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Jeannie Gaffigan and Jim Gaffigan presents the award for Outstanding Casting For A Reality Series to Goloka Bolte for RuPaul's Drag Race at Night One of the Creative Arts Emmys.

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2019 Casting Directors Nominee Reception
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Goloka Bolte and Ethan Petersen at the 2019 Casting Directors Nominee Reception on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 1 Hotel West Hollywood in West Hollywood, California.

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Ethan Petersen, Goloka Bolte
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Ethan Petersen, left, and Goloka Bolte arrive the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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2017 Casting Directors Nominee Reception
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Ethan Petersen, Tom Campbell, and Goloka Bolte at The Television Academy's Casting Directors Nominee Reception at The Montage Beverly Hills on Thursday, September 7, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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2017 Casting Directors Nominee Reception
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Jeff Probst and Goloka Bolte at The Television Academy's Casting Directors Nominee Reception at The Montage Beverly Hills on Thursday, September 7, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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