Indian American Actresses BiographySource(google.com.pk)
Actress, Star Trek Into Darkness
Born in Mumbai, India and raised in Nigeria, Africa until the age of 7, Contractor was well versed in world travels and a variety cultures at a very young age. She attended boarding school in London from seven to nine years old, then her family moved to Toronto, Canada where she spent the majority of her childhood and young adulthood...
“ Played Timmy's Indian fiancee in "Rules of Engagement". ” - minidodo
Hannah Simone stars on FOX's hit series, "New Girl", 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: Ultimate Gamer" for the SyFy channel...
“ My father is Indian, my mother is half German-Italian and half Greek-Cypriot ” - minidodo
Mitra was born in Paddington, London, England, the daughter of Antony, who is a cosmetic surgeon, and Nora Mitra. She has an older and a younger brother. Her father is of Bengali Indian and English descent, and her mother is Irish. In 1984, when Mitra was eight, her parents divorced, and she was sent to boarding school...
Actress, I Can't Think Straight
Sheetal, who was raised in a small New Jersey city, burst onto the scene with raves in her debut film role, playing the gutsy lead in ABCD - a risky and memorable role as a promiscuous young girl struggling with the ties of family and tradition. She discovered her passion for acting in high school and subsequently enrolled in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University...
Actress, I Can't Think Straight
Lisa Ray was finishing high school in Canada with aspirations of majoring in Journalism at University when a celebrated fashion magazine approached her to model for them, and she ended up on the cover. This catapulted her into a state of instant celebrity. Her high-profile career got her noticed by Indian filmmakers...
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Actress, Jodhaa Akbar
Born into a traditional south Indian family, Aishwarya started modeling at a young age. This green-blue-eyed beauty appeared in advertisements for many prestigious firms; the ones that brought her into the limelight were the garden sari and the Pepsi ad. Crowned Miss India 1994 runner-up, she was a hot favorite in the run for miss world title...
“ Well, not really a hollywood actress, but known well enough here so... ” - minidodo
Self, Sin City Vice
“ Well... she is on top of this list and she is not really an actress! What can I say ? :-D ” - minidodo
Actress, Conan the Barbarian
Laila Rouass was born in London to Moroccan/Indian parents. Laila studied in Britain but decided to drop her studies and travel in India for a few months. A few months turned into six years. Whilst living in Bombay, she worked for MTV, BBC, and TNT. Her step into movies came when she was spotted by Italian director Aditya Bhattacharya and whisked off to Messina to shoot Senso unico.
Actress, Teen Patti
“ Interestingly she is a reverse exception, Indian origin, known internationally (for modeling) but has worked primarily in Bollywood. ” - minidodo
Actress, Ocean's Thirteen
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. Acting success continued with roles in TV hits such as CSI: NY...
Actress, The Prestidigitation Approximation
Actress, Sand Legs
Actress, Slumdog Millionaire
Freida Pinto traversed the modeling circuit in Mumbai [represented by Elite Model Management India] for two years before gaining her big break when director Danny Boyle picked her out in the audition process to play the female lead, Latika, for his project Slumdog Millionaire. In a promo interview, Boyle likened spotting her to his discovery of Kelly Macdonald for Trainspotting...
Actress, House of Sand and Fog
“ The buxom Indian mathematician in Numb3rs.
Also, played the punk hottie in 24's 1st season, who was a arrested along with hero's daughter (Elisha Cuthbert). ” - minidodo
Actress, Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
She was born Geetali Norah Jones Shankar to legendary Indian musician, Ravi Shankar, and Sue Jones in New York City. Fittingly, her birth name, Geetali, carries the meaning of "song" or "melodious", but no one could have possibly imagined how fully she would later embody it. Norah Jones was raised by her mother in a Dallas suburb...
Actress, Bend It Like Beckham
“ She is too bollywoodish to be here.. but who knows how it might help ” - minidodo
Actress, Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Persis Khambatta was born on October 2, 1948 in Bombay, India. At age 17, as Femina Miss India, she entered Miss Universe 1965, dressed in off-the-rack clothes she bought at the last minute. Khambatta became a model for companies such as Revlon. Her biggest acting break was getting the role of Lieutenant Ilia...
“ The original star trek hottie. ” - minidodo
Actress, A Perfect Murder
After her debut film Mississippi Masala became an art house hit, Sarita Choudhury was determined not to "go Hollywood," focusing her acting energies on independent film instead. Raised in Jamaica, Mexico, and Italy, the half-Indian, half-English Choudhury studied economics at Queens University in Ontario before switching to acting...
Actress, Brick Lane
Actress Fagun was born in Leicester, England, she moved to London when she was accepted at University College London to study medicine. She then went on to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. As a straight 'A' student' Fagun studied several particularly challenging fields simultaneously. So...
Actress, Host, Model and Beauty Queen, Pratima Anae grew up in a small Amish town in the heart of the Midwest. In this unlikely setting, her parents, Indian immigrants, began their families' quest for the American dream. Pratima, the middle of three children, rose above convention and expectation when she was crowned Miss Indiana USA...
Namrata Singh Gujral
Actress, House of Sand and Fog
Namrata Singh Gujral is a Sikh Indian-American actress/producer, who is also a breast cancer survivor and cancer advocate. A 1998 graduate from the University of West Florida, Namrata was born in India, but left at an early age. She moved to Hollywood in 2001 from Pensacola, Florida and was "taft-hartleyed"...
Critically acclaimed British actor Aruna Shields achieved an academic scholarship to boarding school. Later gained distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and a writing degree from Central St Martins. Secured the gritty lead role in epic adventure,Ao, le dernier Néandertal Budget $20 million...
Actress, Children of Men
Born in London, her passion for the arts was developed at an early age. She received a scholarship for playing the violin, Viola and piano. With no previous training she was a finalist for the BBCs cross-country search for acting talent, a nationwide competition battling against tens of thousands. From that point she appeared in numerous school productions exploring her newfound talent...