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Sarita Choudhury


After her debut film Mississippi Masala (1991) became an art house hit, Sarita Choudhury was determined not to "go Hollywood," focusing her acting energies on independent film instead. Raised in Jamaica, Mexico, and Italy, the half-Indian, half-English Choudhury studied economics at Queens University in Ontario before switching to acting. She ... See full bio »

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 2015 Wake O Wake (Short) (post-production)
Lila
 2017 The Last Photograph
Hannah
 2016-2017 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
Prime Minister Jaya Verma
- Swept Away (2017) ... Prime Minister Jaya Verma
- On the Clock (2016) ... Prime Minister Jaya Verma
 2017 After Louie
Maggie
 2016 Divorce (TV Series)
Courtney
- Church (2016) ... Courtney
 2016 Elementary (TV Series)
Gira Pal
- A Study in Charlotte (2016) ... Gira Pal
 2016 Recon (TV Movie)
Farrah
 2015 Love Comes Later (Short)
 2015/I Sweets
Sweets
 2014 Roman Buildings
Sarita
 2014 Learning to Drive
Jasleen
 2014/V Innocence
Dr. Vera Kent
 2014 The Disinherited
Anna
 2013 Give Into the Night (Short)
Veena
 2013 Admission
Rachael
 2012 Monarchs and Men (Short)
Nadzia
 2012 Midnight's Children
Prime Minister
 2012 Gayby
Ushma
 2011 Death in Paradise (TV Series)
Avita
- Episode #1.7 (2011) ... Avita
 2011 Aazaan
Menon
 2011 Bar Karma (TV Series)
Sarita
- Man Walks Out of a Bar (2011) ... Sarita
 2010 Bored to Death (TV Series)
Lakshmi
- Forty-Two Down! (2010) ... Lakshmi
 2010 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Simran Verma
- Mock (2010) ... Simran Verma
 2010 Mercy (TV Series)
Dr. Carrozzi
 2009/II Coup de Grâce (Short)
 2009 For Real
Priya Singh
 2009 The Philanthropist (TV Series)
Rhada Shivpuri
- Kashmir (2009) ... Rhada Shivpuri
 2009 Kings (TV Series)
Helen Pardis
- The New King: Part One (2009) ... Helen Pardis
- Pilgrimage (2009) ... Helen Pardis
- The Sabbath Queen (2009) ... Helen Pardis
- Judgment Day (2009) ... Helen Pardis
- First Night (2009) ... Helen Pardis
 2009 Entre nos
Preet
 2009 Possible Side Effects (TV Movie)
Callie
 2008 Woman in Burka (Short)
Sarita
 2007 Damages (TV Series)
Sleep Therapist
- She Spat at Me (2007) ... Sleep Therapist
 2006 Lady in a Box (Short)
Ms. Pullman
 2005 L'est de la brúixola
Dabashree
 2005 The War Within
Farida S. Choudhury
 2004 Indocumentados
Mrs. Guerrero
 2004 The Breakup Artist
Mona
 2004 PBS Hollywood Presents (TV Series)
Charmaine
- Cop Shop (2004) ... Charmaine
 2004 Law & Order (TV Series)
Nadira Harrington
- Paradigm (2004) ... Nadira Harrington
 2004 She Hate Me
Song
 2004 Marmalade
Angelica
 2004 Exactly (Short)
Lily
 2003 It Runs in the Family
Suzie
 2003 Rhythm of the Saints
Mariela
 2002 Refuge
Girl
 2002 Just a Kiss
Colleen
 2001-2002 100 Centre Street (TV Series)
Julia Brooks
- Hurricane Paul (2002) ... Julia Brooks
- Zero Tolerance (2002) ... Julia Brooks
- End of the Month (2002) ... Julia Brooks
- Daughters (2001) ... Julia Brooks
- Queenie's Tough (2001) ... Julia Brooks
 2001 Trigger Happy
Alison
 2000-2001 Deadline (TV Series)
Sahira Ondaatje
- Red Herring (2001) ... Sahira Ondaatje
- Just Lie Back (2001) ... Sahira Ondaatje
- Howl (2000) ... Sahira Ondaatje
 2001 3 A.M.
Box
 2000 Come On
Sarita
 1999 Gloria
Angela
 1998 Restless
Jane Talwani
 1998 High Art
Joan (uncredited)
 1997 Story of the Red Rose (Short)
Infanta
 1997 SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (TV Movie)
Humera (segment "Honey-Getter")
 1997 Dinner Party (Short)
Rosie
 1996 Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
Tara, the Queen
 1995 Down Came a Blackbird (TV Movie)
Myrna
 1995 The Perez Family
Josette
 1994 Fresh Kill
Shareen Lightfoot
 1992 Wild West
Rifat
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She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Much Ado About Nothing," at the Playhouse Theatre in London, England with Matthew MacFadyen, Saskia Reeves, Stephen Mangan, Bohdan Poraj, Paul Goodwin, Justin Salinger, Raad Rawi, Derek Hutchinson, and Seam Bealey in the cast. Declan Donnellan was director. See more »

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Trivia:

Her parents, Prabhas Chandra Choudhury and Julia Patricia Spring, married in 1964 in Lucea, Jamaica. She has one younger brother, Kumar Michael Choudhury, and one older brother, Chandra Paul Choudhury. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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