- Her Sikh parents emigrated from the Northern Indian state of Punjab to the UK in the 1960s.
- Her middle name "Kaur" means "princess."
- Picked up ideas about acting by watching performances at a British theater where she worked as an usher.
- Madonna was a childhood idol of hers.
- Appeared in the 1999 TV-movie Donovan Quick, which featured Colin Firth.
- Breakout role was in the 2002 movie Bend It like Beckham; ER producer John Wells offered her a job based on her work in the film.
- Tore a knee ligament while playing ice hockey for a 2007 episode of ER.
- Received an honorary doctorate from Leicester University, which is located in her hometown, in 2007.
- Had two wedding ceremonies on the same day for her 2009 nuptials: a small Sikh ceremony at her home, and a larger civil ceremony, which was officiated by her ER costar Maura Tierney, at a hotel.
- Enjoys running.
- Sucha Nagra — Father
- James Stenson — Husband (separated)
- Kai David Singh Stenson — Son
- Nashuter Nagra — Mother
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