Archie Panjabi In Snowpiercer Season 3: Indian-origin British actor Archie Panjabi has been cast in TNT’s show Snowpiercer Season 3. She will portray a character called Asha in the sci-fi thriller. More details are yet to be revealed.
Panjabi is known for her portrayal of Kalinda Sharma, a bisexual private investigator in the critically-acclaimed CBS series The Good Wife. She even won her first Emmy award, a Best Supporting Actress trophy, in 2010 for her performance on The Good Wife. She received two additional Emmy nominations for her work on the same show and was also nominated for a Golden Globe. Most recently, she appeared in the NBC drama Blindspot as well as the HBO miniseries I Know This Much Is True starring opposite Mark Ruffalo.
The 48-year-old actor was born to Sikh parents in West London. Growing up in north London and Mumbai, Panjabi wanted to be an actor and work in Hollywood. She began her career with the Om-Puri starrer East is East and went on to star in films like Bend It Like Beckham and Academy award-nominated The Constant Gardener. “I can’t remember ever wanting to do anything else as a child except act. My mum says that even though acting wasn’t in the family, from the day I was born she just knew I’d become an actress,” she had earlier said in an interview.
Archie Panjabi is married to British-Indian actor Rajesh Nihalani. Her breakthrough role came in Angelina Jolie‘s A Mighty Heart, where she played the role of former Wall Street Journal reporter Asra Nomani. Her performance won her The Chopard Trophy for a Breakout Performance at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007.
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