Archie Panjabi made her film debut in the British hit East Is East. Her additional feature film credits include Traitor, Bend It Like Beckham, The Constant Gardener, A Mighty Heart, and the title role in Yasmin, for which she earned the Best Actress award at the Reims Festival and the Shooting Star Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. She will next be seen in the upcoming film House Husbands, with John Hannah.
Punjabi has a natural ear for accents, a talent frequently utilized in her film and television roles. She has played everything from Scottish to Indian to American.
Born in England, Punjabi spent part of her childhood in Mumbai (Bombay), and considers herself “part Bombayite, part British.” She graduated from Brunel University, England, with a degree in Management Studies. She currently resides in London. Her birth date is May 31.
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