Archie Panjabi

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Archana Kaur Punjabi
  • Birth Place: Edgware, Middlesex, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/31/1973, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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Archie Panjabi Fast Facts:
  • Spent part of childhood living in Mumbai.
  • Considers herself to be part Bombayite, part British.
  • Acting career greatly encouraged by writing a letter to actor Nick Berry of EastEnders; he suggested she find an agent, so she did.
  • Planned to get Ph.D. in management before acting career took off.
  • Film debut in 1999's East Is East.
  • Named best actress at the Reims Festival for 2004's Yasmin and received the Shooting Star Award at the 2005 Berlin Film Festival for the same film.
  • Won the Chopard Trophy for Breakthrough Performance at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival for A Mighty Heart
  • Is known for possessing a great ear for accents.
  • Archie Panjabi Relationships:
  • Raj Nihlipandi - Husband
  • Archie Panjabi Awards:
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • College:
  • Brunel University, London, England (BS in Management Studies, 1996)

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