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Parminder Nagra was born on October 5, 1975 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Parminder Kaur Nagra. She is an actress, known for Bend It Like Beckham (2002), ER (1994) and Ella Enchanted (2004). She was previously married to James Stenson. See full bio »
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Bend It Like Beckham
Bend It Like Beckham Jesminder 'Jess' Kaur Bhamra
ER Neela Rasgotra
Ella Enchanted
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The Blacklist Meera Malik


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 2016 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series)
Senator Rota Nadeer
- Uprising (2016) ... Senator Rota Nadeer
 2016 Fortitude (TV Series)
- Episode #2.3 (2016)
- Episode #2.2 (2016)
- Episode #2.1 (2016)
 2015 Evil Men (TV Movie)
Sarah Killas
 2015 Kingmakers (TV Movie)
 2015 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
Ella Deshai
- Expiration Date (2015) ... Ella Deshai
 2014 Postman Pat: The Movie
Nisha Bains (voice)
 2013 Psych (TV Series)
- Dead Air (2013) ... Rachael
- Cirque du Soul (2013) ... Rachael
 2013 Reckless (TV Movie)
 2012 TRON: Uprising (TV Series)
- Isolated (2012) ... Ada (voice)
 2012 Twenty8k
Deeva Jani
 2011 Horrid Henry: The Movie
Miss Lovely
 2011 Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (Video Game)
 2010 The Whole Truth (TV Series)
Pilar Shirazee
- Liars (2010) ... Pilar Shirazee
 2010 Tere Ishq Nachaya
Harpreet (Kamal's cousin) (as Parminder Kaur)
 2008 Compulsion (TV Movie)
Anjika Indrani
 2008/II In Your Dreams
 2008 Batman: Gotham Knight (Video)
Cassandra (voice)
 2005 Maya the Indian Princess (Short) (voice)
 2004 Ella Enchanted
 2003 Second Generation (TV Movie)
Heere Sharma / Sonali Sharma (as Parminder K. Nagra)
 2002 Always and Everyone (TV Series)
Sunita Verma
- Episode #4.1 (2002) ... Sunita Verma (as Parminder K. Nagra)
 2002 The Swap (TV Movie)
Hotel Receptionist (uncredited)
 2001 Judge John Deed (TV Series)
Ishbel McDonald
- Exacting Justice (2001) ... Ishbel McDonald
 2000 Holby City (TV Series)
- The Trouble with the Truth (2000) ... Tina
 2000 Donovan Quick (TV Movie)
Radhika (as Parminder K. Nagra)
 2000 Goodness Gracious Me (TV Series)
- Episode #3.5 (2000) ... Various
- Episode #3.2 (2000) ... Various
 1999 Park Stories (Short)
 1996-1998 Casualty (TV Series)
Asha Guptah / Ayisha
- Next of Kin (1998) ... Asha Guptah (as Parminder K. Nagra)
- Land of Hope (1996) ... Ayisha
 1998 King Girl (TV Movie)
Ayshe (as Parminder K. Nagra)
 1997 Turning World (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Sabina (as Parminder K. Nagra)
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Sabina (as Parminder K. Nagra)
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Sabina (as Parminder K. Nagra)
 1991 Dushmani Jattan Di (as Parminder Kaur)
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Print ad for Estee Lauder, 2004.

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4 Interviews | 6 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Parminder Kaur | Parminder K. Nagra


5' 3" (1.6 m)

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The top question I always get is, "What was it like to kiss Jonathan Rhys Meyers, you lucky cow?" What can I say? He was great to kiss. Good lips. It was embarrassing, actually. The first time we had that kissing scene, I actually forgot my lines, I got so lost in it. "There was silence all around me and I thought 'Why is everything so quiet?' I looked around and then said, 'Oh, it's me, isn't it... See more »


A portrait of Nagra, painted by Stuart Pearson Wright, hangs in London's National Portrait Gallery. See more »



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