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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Good Wife
The Good Wife Kalinda Sharma
(2009-2015)
Bend It Like Beckham
Bend It Like Beckham Pinky Bhamra
(2002)
San Andreas
San Andreas Serena Johnson
(2015)
The Constant Gardener
The Constant Gardener Ghita Pearson
(2005)

Filmography

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 2017 Controversy (TV Movie) (completed)
Jourdan Price
 2017 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
Tilda Madison
- Commence Fracking (2017) ... Tilda Madison (voice)
 2017 Next of Kin (TV Series)
Mona Shirani
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... Mona Shirani
- Episode #1.5 (2017) ... Mona Shirani
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Mona Shirani
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Mona Shirani
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Mona Shirani
 2016 Power Monkeys (TV Mini-Series)
Preeya
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Preeya
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... Preeya
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... Preeya
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Preeya
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... Preeya
 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
 2016 The Jury (TV Movie)
Kim
 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 / Archie Panjabi
- 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 the Sculpture Trail (2013) ... Meera Bains (voice)
- Postman Pat and the Cheeky Sheep (2013) ... Meera Bains (voice)
 2003-2013 Postman Pat (TV Series)
Meera Bains / Nisha Bains / Katy Pottage / ...
- Postman Pat and Karaoke Night (2013) ... Meera Bains (voice)
- Postman Pat and the Runaway Bees (2013) ... Meera Bains (voice)
- Postman Pat and the Crazy Crockery (2013) ... Nisha Bains / Meera Bains (voice)
- Postman Pat and the Metal Detector (2013) ... Nisha Bains (voice)
- Postman Pat and the Big Bob Bell (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 Espion(s)
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 Lezioni di volo
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)
Neeta
- Little Englander (2002) ... Neeta
 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 Brand Spanking New Show (TV Series)
Various roles
 2000 In the Beginning (TV Mini-Series)
Basya, Pharaoh's Daughter
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Basya, Pharaoh's Daughter
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Basya, Pharaoh's Daughter
 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
- Memsahib Rita (1994) ... Joyoti
 1993 London's Burning (TV Series)
Yasmin
- Episode #6.2 (1993) ... Yasmin
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Other Works:

TV commercial for AA car breakdown service (2000) See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 4 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Archie Panabi

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

I have always let the lack of Indian actors in the industry drive me, not hold me back. I remember an agent in L.A. telling me a few years ago that an Indian actor wouldn't ever make it in Hollywood, but my ethnicity has helped me. See more »

Trivia:

Awarded the Shooting Star Award at the Berlin International Film Festival 2005 for Yasmin (2004). She was selected from hundreds of actors to represent the UK. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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