Maleni Chaitoo has been very dedicated to Jade Films/ DeafVision Filmworks' company for more than 10 years. She performed numerous duties as Jade's assistant, actor, and cameraperson. She also worked on two of Jade's documentary films, "On and Off Stage: The Bruce Hlibok Story" and "9/11 Fear in Silence: The Unforgotten Underdogs", and starred in a supporting role in her feature film, "Somalia". She participated at MICA Runway Fashion Show as a model in May 2001, and as a volunteer coordinator for this year's event June 2006. Recently, she took a small role in a short film, "Def Freestyle", which is currently shown on the IFC website.
She is an indigenous resident of the cosmopolitan city of New York where her parents emigrated from the rhythmic and vibrant islands of Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Gallaudet University. Performing arts is one of her inspirations.