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Edgware, London, England
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The Good Wife
Archana "Archie" Panjabi (born 31 May 1972) is a British actress, best known for her role as Kalinda Sharma on The Good Wife. Her portrayal has earned her a Primetime Emmy Award in 2010 and an NAACP Image Award in 2012, as well as two further Emmy nominations, one Golden Globe nomination, and three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations shared with the cast. Her other notable roles include Yasmin Husseini in Yasmin (2005), Pinky Bhamra in Bend It Like Beckham (2002) and Asra Nomani in A Mighty Heart (2007).
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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).
Archie won Best Actress for her role in Yasmin (2004) at the Reims Festival in 2006 and was awarded the Shooting Star Award at the Berlin International Film Festival 2005. The award is given to actors who are seen as "the most exciting and emerging actors from across Europe" (European Film Promotion). Previous winners include Daniel Craig and Marion Cotillard. She was selected from hundreds of actors to represent the UK.
She has a great ear for accents. From Scottish to Indian to American, all of her major film & TV roles have been in accents other than her own.
Archie always knew she wanted to become an actress. It was only when Nick Berry from EastEnders (1985) replied to a letter did she find an agent and roles. Her first casting call was for EastEnders (1985), the role of Ricky Butcher's girlfriend. She was called but didn't end up getting the part. She graduated from Brunel University, England, with a degree in Management Studies (BSc). She graduated with a 2:1.
Ridley Scott is a big fan of hers.
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Brunel University with a degree in management studies in 1996
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Innovative Artists L.A.
TV commercial for AA car breakdown service (2000)
Long black hair, Large brown eyes
Brown - Dark
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