May 31, 1972
49 years old
5 ft 3 in | 160 cm tall
35-25-35 in | 89-63.5-89 cm
50 kg | 110 lbs
6.5 US | 37 EU
Archana "Archie" Panjabi was born in Edgware, London, England, on May 31, 1972, is an English actress.
Young Archie Panjabi began her professional acting career in 1994.
She made her big screen debut in comedy drama film East is East (1999), in role as Meenah Khan.
She got her television debut in drama series Siren Spirits (1994) in episode "Bideshi", in role as Joyoti.
Her breakthrough performance came as Kalinda Sharma in CBS legal and political drama television series The Good Wife (2009-2015).
She landed her Hollywood debut in drama thriller film The Constant Gardener (2005), in role as Ghita Pearson.
She won the Mons International Love Film Festival Award and a Reims International Television Days Award for Best Actress for her role as Yasmin in drama film Yasmin (2004).
Bend It Like Beckham (2002) romantic comedy sports opposite Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley and Jonathan Rhys Meyers
A Good Year (2006) romantic comedy with Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard and Abbie Cornish
A Mighty Heart (2007) drama opposite Dan Futterman and Angelina Jolie
Traitor (2008) spy thriller with Don Cheadle and Guy Pearce
The Infidel (2010) comedy opposite Omid Djalili, Richard Schiff and Matt Lucas
I Origins (2014) science fiction romantic drama with Michael Pitt and Brit Marling
San Andreas (2015) action thriller opposite Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino and Alexandra Daddario
She was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, she won one in 2010 and won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Kalinda Sharma in CBS legal and political drama television series The Good Wife (2009-2015), also she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film and three Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
She played various roles in British sketch show Brand Spanking New Show (2000).
White Teeth (2002) British drama serial in role as Alsana
Sea of Souls (2004) BBC paranormal drama series in role as Megan Sharma
Postman Pat (2004-2006) BBC One stop-motion animated series in role as Meera Bains
Personal Affairs (2009) BBC Three comedy drama series in role as Jane Lesser
The Fall (2013-2014) RTÉ One / BBC Two crime drama series in role as Professor Reed Smith
The Widower (2014) ITV drama series in role as Simone Banerjee
Shetland (2016) BBC Scotland crime drama series in role as Detective Sergeant Asha Israni
Power Monkeys (2016) Channel 4 political comedy series in role as Preeya
Blindspot (2016–2018, 2020) NBC crime drama series in role as Nas Kamal
Departure (2019-2021) Global suspense drama series in role as Kendra
She had recurring role as Jasmin in BBC sitcom Still Open All Hours (2019).
Run (2020) HBO comedy thriller series in role as Fiona
I Know This Much Is True (2020) HBO drama miniseries in role as Dr. Patel
Star Wars: The Bad Batch (2021) Disney+ animated series in voice role as Depa Billaba
Graduated from Brunel University (1994), with a degree in management studies.
She is also trained in ballet.
Has Sindh ancestry.
She won the Chopard Trophy at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007.
She won the Berlin International Film Festival EFP Shooting Stars Award in 2005.
She started dating American actor Matt Czuchry in 2007.