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Indira Varma Biography

Birth Name:
Indira Varma
Birth Place:
Bath. Somerset, England

Fast Facts

  • Father was Indian, mother Swiss and part Italian
  • Once considered becoming a mime
  • As she told WhatsOnStage
  • com, she displayed acting chops as a child: She had a bunk bed with curtains, and used to "tell stories and convince people I was someone else
  • " Trained at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • On stage, has appeared in works by Shakespeare, Harold Pinter, David Hare, Anton Chekhov, Noel Coward and Thornton Wilder
  • Her musical tastes sometimes tend more toward pop and rock, though, including Wilco and Michael Jackson
  • Her 1996 film debut was as the star of Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, which was banned in India and Pakistan
  • In 2005 and 2007, played a young wife, Niobe, in the HBO series Rome
  • In 2010, took on the role of billionaire Ilsa Pucci in the Fox action series Human Target



    • Evelyn -- Daughter
    • Colin Tierney -- Significant Other