Sakina Jaffrey


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Sakina Jaffrey was born on February 14, 1962 in Manhattan, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for House of Cards (2013), The Mindy Project (2012) and Mr. Robot (2015). She has been married to Francis Wilkinson since September 8, 1990. They have two children. See full bio »

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House of Cards Linda Vasquez
(2013-2018)
The Mindy Project Sonu Lahiri
(2015-2017)
Mr. Robot Antara Nayar
(2015-2017)
Raising Helen Nilma Prasad
(2004)

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 2020 Defending Jacob (TV Series) (filming)
Lynn Canavan
- Episode #1.1 (2020) ... Lynn Canavan
- Episode #1.8 ... Lynn Canavan
- Episode #1.7 ... Lynn Canavan
- Episode #1.6 ... Lynn Canavan
- Episode #1.5 ... Lynn Canavan
  Little Voice (TV Series) (post-production)
Vilina
- Episode #1.8 ... Vilina
- Episode #1.7 ... Vilina
- Episode #1.4 ... Vilina
 2019 Lost in Space (TV Series)
Captain Kamal
- Ninety-Seven (2019) ... Captain Kamal
- Unknown. (2019) ... Captain Kamal
- Evolution (2019) ... Captain Kamal
- Severed (2019) ... Captain Kamal
- Shipwrecked (2019) ... Captain Kamal
 2019 Sunnyside (TV Series)
Alisha Modi
- Too Many Lumpies (2019) ... Alisha Modi
 2019 Prodigal Son (TV Series)
Dr. Elaine Brown
- Fear Response (2019) ... Dr. Elaine Brown
 2019 American Gods (TV Series)
Mama-Ji
- Treasure of the Sun (2019) ... Mama-Ji
- The Greatest Story Ever Told (2019) ... Mama-Ji
- The Beguiling Man (2019) ... Mama-Ji
- House on the Rock (2019) ... Mama-Ji
 2019 Late Night
Molly's Mom
 2016-2018 Timeless (TV Series)
Denise Christopher
- The Miracle of Christmas Part I/II (2018) ... Denise Christopher
- Chinatown (2018) ... Denise Christopher
- The General (2018) ... Denise Christopher
- The Day Reagan Was Shot (2018) ... Denise Christopher
- Mrs. Sherlock Holmes (2018) ... Denise Christopher
 2013-2018 House of Cards (TV Series)
Linda Vasquez
- Chapter 69 (2018) ... Linda Vasquez
- Chapter 26 (2014) ... Linda Vasquez
- Chapter 19 (2014) ... Linda Vasquez
- Chapter 15 (2014) ... Linda Vasquez
- Chapter 21 (2014) ... Linda Vasquez
 2014-2018 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
Indian Foreign Minister Chondita Samant / Foreign Minister Chondita Samant
- E Pluribus Unum (2018) ... Indian Foreign Minister Chondita Samant
- Passage (2014) ... Foreign Minister Chondita Samant
 2018 The Equalizer 2
Fatima
 2018 Dark Was the Night
Jane
 2018 Homeland (TV Series)
Dr. Meyer / Doctor
- Clarity (2018) ... Doctor
- Standoff (2018) ... Dr. Meyer
- Rebel Rebel (2018) ... Dr. Meyer
 2018 Red Sparrow
Trish Forsyth
 2015-2017 Mr. Robot (TV Series)
Antara Nayar
- eps3.5_kill-pr0cess.inc (2017) ... Antara Nayar
- eps2.9_pyth0n-pt1.p7z (2016) ... Antara Nayar
- eps2.2_init_1.asec (2016) ... Antara Nayar
- eps2.0_unm4sk-pt2.tc (2016) ... Antara Nayar
- eps1.8_m1rr0r1ng.qt (2015) ... Antara Nayar
 2015-2017 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
Sonu Lahiri
- May Divorce Be With You (2017) ... Sonu Lahiri
- Concord (2016) ... Sonu Lahiri
- Nurses' Strike (2016) ... Sonu Lahiri
- Bernardo & Anita (2016) ... Sonu Lahiri
- The Lahiris and the Castellanos (2015) ... Sonu Lahiri
 2017 The Meyerowitz Stories
Dr. Malini Soni
 2016 Claire in Motion
Maya
 2016 Blindspot (TV Series)
Dr. Albright
- Cease Forcing Enemy (2016) ... Dr. Albright
 2015 Halal in the Family (TV Series)
Fatima Qu'osby
- A Very Spooq'y Halloween Special (2015) ... Fatima Qu'osby
- Spies Like Us (2015) ... Fatima Qu'osby
- The Amazing Race (2015) ... Fatima Qu'osby
- B'ully (2015) ... Fatima Qu'osby
 2014-2015 Sleepy Hollow (TV Series)
Sheriff Leena Reyes
- Pittura Infamante (2015) ... Sheriff Leena Reyes
- Mama (2014) ... Sheriff Leena Reyes
- Deliverance (2014) ... Sheriff Leena Reyes
- Root of All Evil (2014) ... Sheriff Leena Reyes
- The Kindred (2014) ... Sheriff Leena Reyes
 2013/III The Necklace (Short)
Sunira
 2012 The Domino Effect
Serena
 2012 Girls (TV Series)
Gynecologist
- Vagina Panic (2012) ... Gynecologist
 2011 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Mrs. Demir
- Thanksgiving (2011) ... Mrs. Demir
 2011 A Gifted Man (TV Series)
CJ
- Pilot (2011) ... CJ
 2011 Breakaway
Livleen Singh
 2011 The Daily Show (TV Series)
Beth Qu'osby
- Ed Gillespie (2011) ... Beth Qu'osby
 2010 Nevermind Nirvana (TV Movie)
Dr. Sarita Mattoo
 2009 Company Retreat
Sareeta
 2008 The Ode
Parin
 2008 The Understudy
Nurse
 2008 The Toe Tactic
Lacticia Utt
 2008 Definitely, Maybe
School Mom
 2007 What Goes On (TV Series)
Asha
- Blue (2007) ... Asha
 2007 The Nanny Diaries
Sima
 2007 Waking Dreams
Rajani
 2007 Dharini (Short)
Kiran
 2007 Where God Left His Shoes
Doctor
 2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Geeta Chanoor
- Outsider (2007) ... Geeta Chanoor
 2006 Heroes (TV Series)
Mrs. Suresh
- Chapter Nine 'Homecoming' (2006) ... Mrs. Suresh
 2006 Hiding Divya
Dr. Sharma
 2003-2005 Third Watch (TV Series)
Dr. Hickman / Hickman / ER Doctor
- End of Tour (2005) ... Dr. Hickman
- How Do You Spell Belief? (2005) ... Dr. Hickman
- In the Family Way (2005) ... Dr. Hickman
- The Kitchen Sink (2005) ... Dr. Hickman
- Broken (2004) ... Dr. Hickman
 2004 The Manchurian Candidate
Mysterious Arabic Woman
 2000-2004 Law & Order (TV Series)
Roya Koutal / Dr. Balikrishan
- Caviar Emptor (2004) ... Roya Koutal
- Endurance (2000) ... Dr. Balikrishan
 2004 Raising Helen
Nilma Prasad
 2004 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Rama Patel
- Splat! (2004) ... Rama Patel
 2003 American Made (Short)
 2003 Ash Tuesday
June
 2002 The Truth About Charlie
Sylvia
 2002 The Guru
Young Woman in Dance Class
 2001 The Mystic Masseur
Suruj Mooma
 2001 Revolution #9
Dr. Ray
 1999 Cotton Mary
Rosie
 1999 Chutney Popcorn
Sarita
 1996 Daylight
Kit's Passenger #1
 1991 Masala
Rita Solanki
 1989 Slaves of New York
Wilfredo's receptionist
 1988 The Perfect Murder
Neena Lal (introducing)
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(March 8 to April 7, 1990) She played Catches Rain in Ellen McLaughlin's play, "Infinity's House," in a Humana Festival production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Ellen McLaughlin (Annie); Greg Porretta (Carl, Kistiakowsky); Christopher Fields (Doolin, Wong, Rabi); Scott Sowers (Joe, Gratz, Katz... See more »

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Trivia:

Danced as a child with the Joffrey ballet at City Center in NYC. See more »

Trademark:

Stars in movies about childcare or raising children e.g. Raising Helen, The Nanny Diaries, and Definitely, Maybe

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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