Archie Panjabi Biography

Birthday: 1972-05-31
Place of Birth: Edgware, Middlesex
Wiki Biography: Archie made her film debut in the British hit East Is East (1999). Since then, she has continued to work on international blockbuster films, from 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 the 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 Cotillard. She was selected from hundreds of actors to represent the UK. She has a great ear for accents. From Scottish to Indian to American, all of her major film & TV roles have been in accents other than her own. Archie always knew she wanted to become an actress. It was only when Nick Berry from "EastEnders" (1985) replied to a letter did she find an agent and roles. Her first casting call was for "EastEnders" (1985), the role of Ricky Butcher's girlfriend. She was called but didn't end up getting the part. She graduated from Brunel University, England, with a degree in Management Studies (BSc). She graduated with a 2:1. Ridley Scott is a big fan of hers.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
White Teeth 2002 Drama
Canterbury Tales Clare 2003 - 2003
Personal Affairs Jane Lesser 2009
The Good Wife Kalinda Sharma 2015 - 2016 Crime
The Fall Reed Smith 2016
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
East Is East 1999 0
Ivor the Invisible 2001
Bend It Like Beckham 2002 0, Biography, 0
This Little Life 2003 Drama
Yasmin 2005 Drama
The Constant Gardener 2005 Drama, Mystery, Romance
A Good Year 2006 0, 0
Chromophobia 2006 Drama
A Mighty Heart Asra 2007 Drama, History
Traitor 2008 0, 0, Game Show
Espion(s) Anna 2009 Game Show, 0
I Origins Priya Varma 2014 Drama