Indian Actresses Working in US Film and Television.

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1. Mindy Kaling

Actress | The Office

Mindy Kaling was born on June 24, 1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Vera Mindy Chokalingam. She is an actress and producer, known for The Office (2005), Inside Out (2015) and Wreck-It Ralph (2012).

2. Archie Panjabi

Actress | I Origins

Archie is an Emmy Award winning British actress best known for her role as Kalinda Sharma in The Good Wife, for which she was nominated for an Emmy three times in a row and went on to to be honored with a Golden Globe Nomination. She made her film debut in the critically acclaimed East Is East ...

3. Priyanka Chopra

Actress | Baywatch

Priyanka Chopra Jonas (née Chopra) was born on July 18, 1982 in Jamshedpur, India, to the family of Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra, both Indian Army physicians. She had a very varied upbringing. She started her education at La Martinière Girls College in Lucknow as a resident student; ...

4. Hannah Simone

Actress | New Girl

Hannah Simone stars on FOX's hit series, New Girl (2011), opposite Zooey Deschanel. Simone hosted HGTV Canada's popular design show, "Space for Living", before moving onto Canada's largest music channel, "MuchMusic". After MuchMusic, Simone moved to Los Angeles, where she hosted two seasons of WCG ...

5. Freida Pinto

Actress | Slumdog Millionaire

Freida Selena Pinto was born in Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India, to Sylvia, a school principal, and Frederick Pinto, a senior bank branch manager. She is from a Mangalorean family.

Pinto traversed the modeling circuit in Mumbai (represented by Elite Model Management India) for two years ...

6. Janina Gavankar

Actress | Blindspotting

Janina Zione Gavankar (born November 29, 1980) is an American actress and musician. Gavankar is also trained as a pianist, vocalist, and orchestral percussionist. She majored in Theatre Performance at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Gavankar's roles include Papi, a lesbian lothario in The L ...

7. Sarayu Blue

Casting_department | Chain Reaction

Sarayu Blue is known for her work on Chain Reaction (1996), Monday Mornings (2013) and Lions for Lambs (2007). She is married to Jonathan M. Blue.

8. Tiya Sircar

Actress | The Good Place

Tiya Sircar is a lead on the upcoming ABC series "Alex, Inc." which premieres in 2018. Based on the podcast StartUp, Sircar plays the wife to Zach Braff's character, 'Alex Schuman,' who is a brilliant radio host who quit his job and start his own company. Sircar is also on the NBC hit comedy "The ...

9. Mouzam Makkar

Actress | The Fix

Mouzam Makkar is an actress and producer, known for The Fix (2019), The Exorcist (2016) and The Vampire Diaries (2009).

10. Aparna Brielle

Actress | Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

Aparna Brielle is an American actress who was born in Portland, Oregon. After an extensive childhood career as a professional dancer, she moved onto theatre, television, and film. She is best known for portraying Sarika Sarkar on the NBC comedy "A.P. Bio" after appearances in series such as "Grimm"...

11. Aarti Mann

Actress | Danny Collins

Aarti Mann was born on March 3, 1978 in Connecticut, USA as Aarti Majumdar. She is an actress and assistant director, known for Danny Collins (2015), The Big Bang Theory (2007) and Heroes (2006). She is married to Purvesh Mankad. They have one child.

12. Punam Patel

Actress | Special

Punam Patel is an actress, known for Special (2019), Kevin from Work (2015) and I Feel Bad (2018).

13. Indira Varma

Actress | Bride & Prejudice

Indira Anne Varma (born 27 September 1973) is a British actress. Her film debut and first major role was in Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love. She has gone on to appear in the television series The Canterbury Tales, Rome, Luther, Human Target, and Game of Thrones (as Ellaria Sand). In September 2016, she ...

14. Geraldine Viswanathan

Actress | Blockers

Geraldine Viswanathan was born as Geraldine Indira Viswanathan. She is an actress, known for Blockers (2018), Emo the Musical (2016) and Janet King (2014).

15. Summer Bishil

Actress | Under the Silver Lake

Summer Bishil was born in Pasadena, California. She and her family moved overseas when she was three. Summer attended British and American schools while her family lived overseas, She returned to her home town of Pasadena just shy of her 14th birthday. In love with the idea of becoming an actress ...

16. Noureen DeWulf

Actress | Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Actress Noureen DeWulf was born in New York and raised in Georgia. Her parents are from Pune, India. She was educated at Boston University's School of the Arts. One of DeWulf's first roles was in the Oscar winning short West Bank Story (2005). Acting success continued with roles in TV hits such as ...

17. Melanie Chandra

Actress | Code Black

Melanie is an actress, producer, martial artist, and pianist. A native of Illinois, she grew up with a knack for physics and mathematics and ultimately completed a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, while studying improvisational comedy on the side. After graduating from ...

18. Kiran Deol

Actress | How to Get Away with Murder

Kiran Deol is an actress and director, known for How to Get Away with Murder (2014), New Girl (2011) and Farah Goes Bang (2013).

19. Nidhi Ghildayal

Actress | NCIS: New Orleans

Nidhi Ghildayal is an actress, known for NCIS: New Orleans (2014) and Z Nation (2014).

20. Pallavi Sastry

Actress | Blue Bloods

Pallavi Sastry is an actress and producer, known for Blue Bloods (2010), Master of None (2015) and Invisible: The Film.

21. Rachna Khatau

Actress | Baby Daddy

Rachna Khatau is an actress and producer, known for Baby Daddy (2012), The Big Bang Theory (2007) and Downward Dog (2017).

22. Sujata Day

Actress | Insecure

The daughter of a mechanical engineer and housewife, Sujata became involved in the performing arts at a very young age. She began with dance (ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, and East Indian folk and classical dance) and then became equally interested in acting, singing and musical theater. She ...

23. Dilshad Vadsaria

Actress | Greek

Dilshad Vadsaria was born in Karachi, Pakistan, of Portuguese and Indian descent. She moved with her family to the US at the age of six and spent her childhood in various parts of the country, including Chicago, Richmond (Virginia) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She eventually moved to New York to...

24. Rebecca Hazlewood

Actress | Bad Girls

Rebecca's career began when she was cast as Mina in the Film4 feature 'Dog Eat Dog' alongside David Oyelowo and Ricky Gervais. She gained recognition and a cult following in the UK for her role as Arun Parmar in psycho drama 'Bad Girls', one of the first transsexual characters to ever appear on ...

25. Lilly Singh

Actress | Bad Moms

Lilly Singh is a successful, famous Canadian YouTuber, known as Superwoman. She is also known for her role in the movie "Dr. Cabbie" (2014) and the YouTube series "Giving Back Glam" (2014) ; "The Tube's Hautest" (2014) and "Lana Steele : Make Up Spy" (2015). She is also known for her rapping skills...



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