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Archie Panjabi

Archie made her film debut in the British hit film East Is East (1999). Since then she has continued to work on international blockbuster films like Bend It Like Beckham (2002) and The Constant Gardener (2005) to critically acclaimed films like A Mighty Heart (2007) starring opposite Angelina Jolie) and Yasmin (2004) written by Simon Beaufoy. Archie won Best Actress for her role in Yasmin (2004) at the Reims Festival in 2006 and was awarded Shooting Star Award at the Berlin International Film Festival 2005. The award is given to actors who are seen as "the most exciting and emerging actors from across Europe" (European Film Promotion). Previous winners include Daniel Craig and Marion Cottilard Weisz. She was selected from hundreds of actors to represent the UK. She has a great ear for accents. All her major film & TV roles have been in accents other than her own. From Scottish to Indian to American. Archie always knew she wanted to become an actress. It was only when Nick Berry from Eastenders replied to her letter did she start finding an agent. Her first casting was for Eastenders - to play Ricky Butcher's girlfriend. She was recalled but never got the part. She graduated from Brunel University, England, with a degree in Management Studies (BSc). She graduated with a 2:1.

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May 31, 1972 In Edgware, Middlesex, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Emmy Awards 1949-01-25
Latest Project:
Series Next of Kin 2018-01-08
Known For
Poster of San Andreas
Poster of Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Poster of Flying Lessons
Poster of Postman Pat's Magic Christmas
Series Next of Kin Dr. Mona Harcourt 2018-01-08
Series Power Monkeys Preeya 2016-06-08
Movie San Andreas Serena Johnson 2015-05-27
Series Blindspot Nas Kamal 2015-09-21
Series The Widower 2014-03-17
Movie I Origins Priya Varma 2014-07-18
Movie The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her 2014-10-10
Movie The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him 2014-10-10
Series The Fall Tanya Reed Smith 2013-05-12
Series Brooklyn Nine-Nine Unknown 2013-09-17
Movie The Infidel Saamiya Nasir 2010-05-01
Movie The Happiness Salesman Karen 2010-08-01
Series The Good Wife Kalinda Sharma 2009-09-22
Movie Espion(s) Anna 2009-01-28
Series Personal Affairs Jane Lesser 2009-06-16
Movie Traitor Chandra Dawkin 2008-08-23
Movie Flying Lessons Sharmila 2007-01-01
Movie A Mighty Heart Asra Q. Nomani 2007-06-22
Movie I Could Never Be Your Woman Casting Girl 2007-05-11
Series Life on Mars Unknown 2006-01-09
Movie A Good Year Gemma 2006-09-09
Movie Chromophobia Sarita 2005-01-01
Movie A Very Social Secretary 2005-10-10
Movie The Constant Gardener Ghita Pearson 2005-08-31
Series Sea of Souls Unknown 2004-02-02
Movie Yasmin Yasmin Husseini 2004-08-07
Movie Postman Pat's Magic Christmas Postman Pat 2004-10-17
Movie This Little Life Niala 2003-03-19
Movie Code 46 Check In 2003-09-02
Series Grease Monkeys Rita Dhillon 2003-04-22
Movie Bend It Like Beckham Pinky Bhamra 2002-04-11
Movie White Teeth Alsana 2002-09-16
Movie The Secret Nadia's Probation Officer 2002-04-13
Movie Ivor the Invisible Leila (voice) 2001-12-24
Series Harry Enfield's Brand Spanking New Show 2000-09-11
Movie Tough Love Chandra 2000-10-01
Series In the Beginning Basya, Pharaoh's Daughter 2000-11-12
Movie East Is East Meenah Khan 1999-05-14
Series Silent Witness Unknown 1996-02-21
Series The Thin Blue Line Unknown 1995-11-13
Series A Mind to Kill Unknown 1994-11-27
Series The Bill Unknown 1984-10-16
Series Postman Pat Meera Baines (voice) 1981-09-16
Series The Emmy Awards Unknown 1949-01-25