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Archie Panjabi


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). ... See full bio »

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 2016 The Jury (TV Movie) (post-production)
Kim
 2016 Shetland (TV Series)
Asha Israni
- Episode #3.6 (2016) ... Asha Israni
- Episode #3.5 (2016) ... Asha Israni
- Episode #3.4 (2016) ... Asha Israni
- Episode #3.3 (2016) ... Asha Israni
- Episode #3.1 (2016) ... Asha Israni
 2015 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series)
Lieutenant Singh
- The Funeral (2015) ... Lieutenant Singh
 2014 The Widower (TV Mini-Series)
Simone Banerjee
 2008-2013 Postman Pat: Special Delivery Service (TV Series)
Meera Bains / Nisha Bains / Meera Baines / ...
- Postman Pat and the Rubber Duck Race (2013) ... Nisha Bains / Meera Bains (voice)
- Postman Pat and the Amazing Weather Machine (2013) ... Nisha Bains (voice)
- Postman Pat and the Didgeridoo (2013) ... Meera Bains (voice)
- Postman Pat and Karaoke Night (2013) ... Meera Bains (voice)
 2010 The Happiness Salesman (Short)
Karen
 2009 Be Good (Short)
Animal Adoption Officer
 2009 Dead Space: Extraction (Video Game)
Catherine 'Karen' Howel / Additional Voices (voice)
 2009 Spy(ies)
Anna
 2008/I My World (Short)
Teacher
 2008 Traitor
Chandra Dawkin
 2007 Love Triangle (TV Short)
Friend (voice)
 2007 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Amita Joshi
- Peripheral Vision: Part 2 (2007) ... Amita Joshi
- Peripheral Vision: Part 1 (2007) ... Amita Joshi
 2007 I Could Never Be Your Woman
Casting Girl
 2006-2007 Life on Mars (TV Series)
Maya Roy
- Episode #2.6 (2007) ... Maya Roy
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Maya Roy
 2007 Flying Lessons
Sharmila
 2005 A Very Social Secretary (TV Movie)
Ashley
 2005 The Constant Gardener
Ghita Pearson
 2005 Chromophobia
Sarita
 2003-2004 Grease Monkeys (TV Series)
Rita Dhillon
- Love Bug (2004) ... Rita Dhillon
- Middleman (2004) ... Rita Dhillon
- Power and Passion (2004) ... Rita Dhillon
- Grey Days (2004) ... Rita Dhillon
- Disco Fever (2004) ... Rita Dhillon
 2004 Yasmin
Yasmin Husseini
 2003 Cross My Heart
Sumi
 2003 Canterbury Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Clare
 2003 Code 46
Check In
 2003 Final Demand (TV Movie)
Farida
 2003 This Little Life (TV Movie)
Niala
 2002 Arranged Marriage (Short)
Shashi
 2002 White Teeth (TV Mini-Series)
Alsana
- The Return of Magid Iqbal (2002) ... Alsana
- The Trouble with Millat (2002) ... Alsana
- The Temptation of Samad Iqbal (2002) ... Alsana
 2002 My Family (TV Series)
Dental Assistant
- Of Mice and Ben (2002) ... Dental Assistant
 2002 Tough Love (TV Movie)
Chandra (Mr Jones)
 2002 Holby City (TV Series)
Ali Saffron
- From This Moment On (2002) ... Ali Saffron
 2002 The Secret (TV Series)
Nadia's Probation Officer
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Nadia's Probation Officer
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Nadia's Probation Officer
 2002 Bend It Like Beckham
Pinky Bhamra
 2002 Black Nor White (Short)
Sangeeta
 2002 Single Voices (TV Series)
- Little Englander (2002)
 2001 Ivor the Invisible (TV Movie)
Leila (voice)
 2001 Delilah (Short)
Adult Pim
 2001 The Bill (TV Series)
Shanaz Azad / Shanaz Arad
- Home Run (2001) ... Shanaz Azad
- A Pound of Flesh (2001) ... Shanaz Arad
 2001 Murder in Mind (TV Series)
WPC Jill Evans
- Vigilante (2001) ... WPC Jill Evans
 2001 A Mind to Kill (TV Series)
Lamisa Khan
- Colour Blind (2001) ... Lamisa Khan
 2000 In the Beginning (TV Movie)
Basya, Pharaoh's Daughter
 2000 Brand Spanking New Show (TV Series)
Various roles
 1999 East Is East
Meenah Khan
 1998 Escape to Somerset (Short)
Samina
 1997 Dad (TV Series)
- Dadmestic (1997)
 1996 The Thin Blue Line (TV Series)
Nazia Habib
- Alternative Culture (1996) ... Nazia Habib
 1995 Under the Moon (TV Movie)
Heena (as Archie Panabi)
 1995 Bideshi (Short)
Joyoti
 1994 Siren Spirits (TV Mini-Series)
Joyoti
- Bideshi (1994) ... Joyoti
 1993 London's Burning (TV Series)
Yasmin
- Episode #6.2 (1993) ... Yasmin
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Other Works:

Played Blaze, an Indian Princess wannabe actress in BBC World Service Radio Drama, Westway. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 4 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Archie Panabi

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

I knew from a young age that I wanted to be an actor. I never even thought about other careers. The acting field is certainly not the path many Indian parents encourage their children to take, but mine were very supportive. They wanted me to have an education, but understood that this is what I wanted to do. See more »

Trivia:

She spent part of her childhood in Mumbai (Bombay), which is why she considers herself "Part Bombayite, part British". In fact she based the character Gemma/Jessminder in Ridley Scott's A Good Year (2006) on someone she knew in Mumbai. See more »

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Gemini

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