Archie Panjabi


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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 which won a Bafta for Best Film. She then went onto ... See full bio »

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Wed, Aug 17 8:00 PM PDT on TNT (042)
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Feeding the Rat (S3, Ep4)
Thu, Aug 18 3:00 AM PDT on KCBSDT2 (1255)

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I Origins Priya Varma
(2014)
A Good Year Gemma
(2006)
San Andreas Serena Johnson
(2015)
The Good Wife Kalinda Sharma
(2009-2015)

Filmography

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 2022 Fairytale (post-production)
Dr. Jeanne
  Hijack (TV Series) (announced)
Zahra Gahfoor
- Episode #1.1 ... Zahra Gahfoor
 2019-2022 Departure (TV Series)
Kendra Malley
- The Tempest (2022) ... Kendra Malley
- Witness (2021) ... Kendra Malley
- Don't Tread on Me (2021) ... Kendra Malley
- Wrecking Ball (2021) ... Kendra Malley
- Walk the Line (2021) ... Kendra Malley
 2022 Snowpiercer (TV Series)
Asha
- Setting Itself Right (2022) ... Asha
- Ouroboros (2022) ... Asha
- Born to Bleed (2022) ... Asha
- Bound by One Track (2022) ... Asha
- The First Blow (2022) ... Asha
 2021 Star Wars: The Bad Batch (TV Series)
Depa Billaba
- Aftermath (2021) ... Depa Billaba (voice)
 2016-2020 Blindspot (TV Series)
Nas Kamal
- Iunne Ennui (2020) ... Nas Kamal
- Warning Shot (2018) ... Nas Kamal
- Lepers Repel (2017) ... Nas Kamal
- Senile Lines (2017) ... Nas Kamal
- Solos (2017) ... Nas Kamal
 2020 I Know This Much Is True (TV Series)
Dr. Patel
- Six (2020) ... Dr. Patel
- Five (2020) ... Dr. Patel
- Three (2020) ... Dr. Patel
- Two (2020) ... Dr. Patel
 2020 Run (TV Series)
Fiona Hatwal
- Jump (2020) ... Fiona Hatwal
- Chase (2020) ... Fiona Hatwal
- Fuck (2020) ... Fiona Hatwal
 2019 Still Open All Hours (TV Series)
Jasmine
- Christmas Special (2019) ... Jasmine
- Episode #6.6 (2019) ... Jasmine (as Archi Panjabi)
- Episode #6.5 (2019) ... Jasmine
- Episode #6.4 (2019) ... Jasmine
 2018 Next of Kin (TV Mini Series)
Mona Harcourt
- Episode #1.6 (2018) ... Mona Harcourt
- Episode #1.5 (2018) ... Mona Harcourt
- Episode #1.4 (2018) ... Mona Harcourt
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... Mona Harcourt
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... Mona Harcourt
 2017 Controversy (TV Movie)
Jourdan Price
 2017 Bull (TV Series)
Arti Cander
- The Devil, The Detail (2017) ... Arti Cander
 2017 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
Tilda Madison
- Commence Fracking (2017) ... Tilda Madison (voice)
 2016 The Jury (TV Movie)
Kim
 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
 2015 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series)
Lieutenant Singh
- The Funeral (2015) ... Lieutenant Singh
 2015 San Andreas
Serena Johnson
 2009-2015 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Kalinda Sharma
- Wanna Partner? (2015) ... Kalinda Sharma
- Don't Fail (2015) ... Kalinda Sharma
- The Deconstruction (2015) ... Kalinda Sharma
- Winning Ugly (2015) ... Kalinda Sharma
- Loser Edit (2015) ... Kalinda Sharma
 2013-2014 The Fall (TV Series)
Prof. Reed Smith
- The Perilous Edge of Battle (2014) ... Prof. Reed Smith
- The Mind Is Its Own Place (2014) ... Prof. Reed Smith
- Beauty Hath Strange Power (2014) ... Prof. Reed Smith
- Night Darkens the Street (2014) ... Prof. Reed Smith
- These Troublesome Disguises (2014) ... Prof. Reed Smith
 2014 The Widower (TV Mini Series)
Simone Banarjee
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... Simone Banarjee
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... Simone Banarjee
 2014 I Origins
Priya Varma
 2003-2013 Postman Pat (TV Series)
Meera Bains / Nisha Bains / Katy Pottage / ...
- 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)
- Postman Pat and the Sculpture Trail (2013) ... Meera Bains (voice)
 2010 The Happiness Salesman (Short)
Karen
 2010 The Infidel
Saamiya Nasir
 2009 Be Good (Short)
Animal Adoption Officer
 2009 Personal Affairs (TV Mini Series)
Jane Lesser
- Connectivity (2009) ... Jane Lesser
- Vital Statistix (2009) ... Jane Lesser
- Fool on the Hill (2009) ... Jane Lesser
- Between a Rock and a Hard Place (2009) ... Jane Lesser
- A Decent Proposal (2009) ... Jane Lesser
 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 A Mighty Heart
Asra
 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
 2006 A Good Year
Gemma
 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
 2004 Sea of Souls (TV Series)
Megan Sharma
- That Old Black Magic: Part 2 (2004) ... Megan Sharma
- That Old Black Magic: Part 1 (2004) ... Megan Sharma
- Mind Over Matter: Part 2 (2004) ... Megan Sharma
- Mind Over Matter: Part 1 (2004) ... Megan Sharma
- Seeing Double: Part 2 (2004) ... Megan Sharma
 2003 Cross My Heart
Sumi
 2003 Canterbury Tales (TV Mini Series)
Clare
- The Man of Law's Tale (2003) ... Clare
 2003 Code 46
Check In
 2003 Final Demand (TV Movie)
Farida
 2003 This Little Life (TV Movie)
Niala
 2002 Black Nor White (Short)
Sangeeta
 2002 Single Voices (TV Series)
Neeta
- Little Englander (2002) ... Neeta
 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
 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 Mini Series)
Basya, Pharaoh's Daughter
- Part II (2000) ... Basya, Pharaoh's Daughter
- Part I (2000) ... 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
- Memsahib Rita (1994) ... Joyoti
 1993 London's Burning (TV Series)
Yasmin
- Episode #6.2 (1993) ... Yasmin
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Provides the voice for Meera (5), Nisha (30s) and Katy (10) in Postman Pat Series. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Instagram | Official Site | See more »

Alternate Names:

Archie Panabi | Archi Panjabi

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)

Spouse:

Rajesh Nihalani

Parents:

Panjabi, Padma | Panjabi, Govind
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Personal Quote:

I'd love to say I made the smart decision of picking projects that became hits, but with 'The Good Wife,' I read the script and something inside me said, 'I love this, I want to do this.' See more »

Trivia:

Won Best Actress for her role in Yasmin (2004) at the Reims Festival in 2006. See more »

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