Born in Tibet, and having moved to Canada, Janki Shori was an important figure in bringing Indian cinema to Vancouver during the 1950s and 1960s. Shori was married at a young age to an older man who died while working at a lumber mill. Not knowing many people in the Vancouver area, she was soon married to a man by the name of Jogi Ram. Ram was involved in the entertainment industry in Vancouver. He owned a club called The New Delhi Cabaret located on 544 Main Street. He was a gambler and was involved with local gangsters and government officials alike. Shori and Ram had three children together, Tab Shori, Sylvia Mahal nee Shori, and Smitra Shori. The couples’ tumultuous relationship came to an end when Janki Shori decided to leave her husband and take her children back to India. Shori and her children lived in Simla for a year. During this time, she started to create a plan to bring South Asian cinema to Canadian audiences. Janki Shori was able to follow through with this idea and became one of the first distributors of Indian films in Vancouver. She organized viewings of the films for the South Asian Canadian community by writing letters to people in the film industry, finding venues to show the movies, and bringing the films to Canada. Raising her children on her own, she worked to support herself and her family. Oftentimes her children would help her by writing letters, creating brochures, and copying flyers. Janki Shori was well-known by members of the South Asian Canadian community in the Vancouver area as someone who was able to bring South Asian entertainment to the West coast shores of the country. Today, Shori is recognized as one of the original South Asian film distributors in Canada.