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Janina Gavankar


Janina Gavankar was born on November 29, 1980 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Janina Zione Gavankar. She is an actress, known for True Blood (2008), The League (2009) and Star Wars: Battlefront II (2017). See full bio »

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Known For

True Blood
True Blood Luna Garza
(2011-2013)
The League
The League Shiva
(2009-2015)
Star Wars: Battlefront II
(2017)
The L Word
The L Word Papi
(2007-2009)

Filmography

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 2017 Star Wars: Battlefront II (Video Game) (post-production)
Iden Versio (voice)
 2016 Norman Pinski Come Home (Short) (post-production)
Reporter
 2017 Sidney Hall
Gina
 2016 Pee-wee's Big Holiday
Party Guest
 2015 The History of Us (TV Movie)
Sabrina
 2009-2015 The League (TV Series)
Shiva
- The Curse of Shiva (2012) ... Shiva
- A Krampus Carol (2012) ... Shiva
- The Hoodie (2012) ... Shiva
 2014 Far Cry 4 (Video Game)
Amita (voice)
 2014 Garfunkel and Oates (TV Series)
Dr. Sharma
- Third Member (2014) ... Dr. Sharma
 2014 Think Like a Man Too
Vanessa
 2014 Code Academy (Short)
Madame Counselor
 2014 Nikki & Nora: The N&N Files (TV Series)
Lea Sadina
- Episode #1.6 (2014) ... Lea Sadina
- Episode #1.7 (2014) ... Lea Sadina
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... Lea Sadina
- Episode #1.5 (2014) ... Lea Sadina
 2013 The Vampire Diaries (TV Series)
Tessa
- Handle with Care (2013) ... Tessa
- Monster's Ball (2013) ... Tessa
- Original Sin (2013) ... Tessa
 2013 Husbands (TV Series)
Kajal
- I Dream of Cleaning (2013) ... Kajal
 2013 The Final Moments of Karl Brant (Short)
Detective Hostetler
 2013 Just Face It (TV Mini-Series)
Ava
 2013 Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf?
Katia Amour / The Stud
 2013 The Goodwin Games (TV Series)
Hannah
- The Birds of Granby (2013) ... Hannah
 2013 Bizarre Bracket Behavior (Video short)
 2013 Love Is Dead (TV Movie)
Marisol Rajagopal
 2012 Satellite of Love
Michelle
 2012 The Tournament Challenge Challenged (Short)
Actress
 2012 Self Rehearsal (Short)
 2012 Choke.Kick.Girl: The Series (TV Series)
Katie
 2012 The Exes (TV Series)
Kerry
- My Dinner with Phil (2012) ... Kerry
 2011 Victory or Death (Short)
Selah
 2011 Touring (Short)
 2011 The Custom Mary
Ms. Rime
 2011 God Reschedules Rapture (Short)
 2011 Traffic Light (TV Series)
Alexa
- Best Man (2011) ... Alexa
- Breaking Bread (2011) ... Alexa (as Janina Gavanka)
- En Fuego (2011) ... Alexa
 2010 Men, Interrupted (Short)
Cece Twain
 2010 ACME Hollywood Dream Role (TV Series)
- Janina Gavankar (2010)
 2009 Indian Gangster (Short)
Geeta
 2009 Three Rivers (TV Series)
Ada Rahimi
- Place of Life (2009) ... Ada Rahimi
 2009 The Cleaner (TV Series)
Usha Patel
- Trick Candles (2009) ... Usha Patel
- The Projectionist (2009) ... Usha Patel
 2009 Dollhouse (TV Series)
Lynn
- Epitaph One (2009) ... Lynn
 2009 ACME Saturday Night (TV Series)
Guest host
- Janina Gavankar (2009) ... Guest host
 2009 NCIS (TV Series)
Angela Lopez
- Caged (2009) ... Angela Lopez
 2008 Shattered!
Maria
 2008 Factory (TV Series)
Laura (2008)
 2008 My Boys (TV Series)
Terri
- The Transitioning (2008) ... Terri
 2007 Dash 4 Cash (TV Movie)
 2006 BBQ Bill (Video short)
The Fiance
 2005 Cup of My Blood
Iona
 2005 Just Speak (Short)
Melody
 2004 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Nurse Juni
- Omissions (2004) ... Nurse Juni
 2004 Barbershop 2: Back in Business
Field Reporter
 2003 Dark
Kaya
 2002 Barbershop
Fine Woman
 2001 Why Is God... (Short)
Mina
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Other Works:

Was the celebrity host for Acme Comedy's first live online feed of "Acme Saturday Night" See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Alternate Names:

Janina Gavanka

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

I've always done the safest thing, which is to assume that it's going to feel like that, to assume that you're going to feel like a freshman in a group of seniors - if you expect the worst, then it's never going to be that bad. See more »

Trivia:

Grandniece of Mangesh Desai.

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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