Archie Panjabi

Archie Panjabi

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1972-05-31 (49 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Edgware, Middlesex, England, UK

23 Movies · 26 TV shows

Also Known As: Archie Panabi · Archana Panjabi

Biography

Archana "Archie" Panjabi (born 31 May 1972) is an English actress. She has had various roles in both UK and US television including as Maya Roy in Life on Mars and Kalinda Sharma in The Good Wife. Her work in the latter earned her a Primetime Emmy Award in 2010 and an NAACP Image Award in 2012, as well as two further Emmy nominations, one Golden Globe nomination, and three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations shared with the cast. Panjabi is the first Asian actor to win a Primetime Emmy for acting. Additional notable roles include Meenah Khan in East Is East (1999), Pinky Bhamra in Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Yasmin Husseini in Yasmin (2004), and Asra Nomani in A Mighty Heart (2007).

Personal Life

Panjabi married Rajesh Nihalani, a bespoke tailor, at the age of 26.

Early Life

Panjabi was born in Edgware, London to Govind and Padma Panjabi, both Sindhi Hindu immigrants from India. Her ancestry belongs to Sindh, now in Pakistan; her parents settled in India after the Partition of India. She graduated from Brunel University with a degree in management studies in 1994. She is also classically trained in ballet.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 TV show
TV
The Bad Batch

The Bad Batch

2021
The Clones can be followed in the aftermath of the Clone Wars as they find their way in a rapidly changing universe.

2020.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Run

Run

2020
Two ex-lovers, a married American woman and an aspiring British writer, disappear together for a week. They get into trouble and a female cop chases them.
TV
I Know This Much Is True

I Know This Much Is True

2020
In an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness set against the backdrop of the 20th century America, the lives of identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey are intertwined.
TV
RUN

RUN

2020
Ruby is living a humdrum existence when one day she gets a text inviting her to fulfill a youthful pact, promising true love and self-reinvention, by stepping out of her life to take a journey with he...

2019.

1 TV show
TV
Departure

Departure

2019
The passenger plane that vanished over the Atlantic Ocean is the subject of this show. A brilliant aviation investigator, who lost her husband in the crash, was called in to investigate by her former ...

2018.

1 TV show
TV
Next of Kin

Next of Kin

2018
Dr. General practitioners are smart. Guy and his family are in London. On the same day a bomb goes off in London, her brother is killed. A woman is kidnapped in Pakistan and her life is thrown into tu...

2016.

2 TV shows
TV
Bull

Bull

5.64
2016
Dr. A brilliant and charming man is the founder of a successful trial consulting firm.
TV
Power Monkeys

Power Monkeys

5.9
2016
Following the success of their 2015 election comedy Ballot Monkeys, Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin (Ballot Monkeys, Outnumbered, Drop the Dead Donkey) return to Channel 4 with a six-part satire lampooni...

2015.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Blindspot

Blindspot

6.59
2015
A huge international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe is found naked in Times Square, covered in tattoos with no recollection of who she is or how she got there, and she is completely covered i...
San Andreas

San Andreas

6.03
2015
In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.

2014.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
BoJack Horseman

BoJack Horseman

6.06
2014
The sitcom horse of the 90s is 20 years old. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around," but today he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing ...
I Origins

I Origins

5.67
2014
The eye's evolution is studied. He found his work consuming his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman. As his research continues years later with his lab partner, they make a stunnin...
TV
The Widower

The Widower

5
2014
Over a thirteen year period, a seemingly mild‐mannered male nurse, Malcolm Webster, set about poisoning and murdering his first wife, attempting to do the same to his second wife and moving on to a fu...

2013.

3 TV shows
TV
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

6.3
2013
A single-camera ensemble comedy follows the lives of an eclectic group of detectives in a New York precinct, including one slacker who is forced to shape up when he gets a new boss.
TV
Shetland

Shetland

5.82
2013
DI Jimmy Perez and his team investigate crime. This environment requires a different style of policing.
TV
The Fall

The Fall

5.71
2013
When the Police Service of Northern Ireland can't close a case after 28 days, a detective from the Metropolitan Police Service is called in to review the case. Under the new leadership of a serial kil...

2010.

1 Movie
The Infidel

The Infidel

2010
Based in a London suburb Mahmud Nasir lives with his wife, Saamiya, and two children, Rashid and Nabi. His son plans to marry Uzma, the step-daughter of Egyptian-born Arshad Al-Masri, a so-called 'Hat...

2009.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Spy(ies)

Spy(ies)

2009
A man is bright but shy. He does not want to follow a career path based on his education because he is working as a baggage handler. They used to steal from the luggage. He causes an explosion when he...
TV
The Good Wife

The Good Wife

6.01
2009
After her husband's public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail, she takes full responsibility for her family and returns to the workforce.
TV
Personal Affairs

Personal Affairs

2009
Personal Affairs was a 2009 British television drama-comedy series, broadcast on BBC Three. It starred Annabel Scholey, Laura Aikman, Maimie McCoy and Ruth Negga as four City of London Personal Assist...

2008.

1 Movie
Traitor

Traitor

5
2008
All of the clues seem to lead back to the U.S. when FBI agent Roy Clayton leads the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy. The Special Operations officer is Samir Horn.

2007.

3 Movies
A Mighty Heart

A Mighty Heart

2007
Mariane Pearl's account of the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband was the basis for Danny Pearl's life and death.
I Could Never Be Your Woman

I Could Never Be Your Woman

6.38
2007
The movie follows a mother who falls for a younger man while her daughter falls in love for the first time. Mother Nature messes with people's fates.
Flying Lessons

Flying Lessons

2007
A pair of teenage classmates known as "Chicken" and "Curry" for the fact that they are virtually inseparable attempt to cover for the fact that they both failed their high school finals by claiming th...

2006.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Life on Mars

Life on Mars

3.5
2006
A detective chief inspector from 2006 is investigating a serial killer when he is knocked over by a speeding car. Waking up, he finds himself mysteriously transported back in time to 1973. Initially s...
A Good Year

A Good Year

8
2006
Max Skinner's uncle's vineyard is in Provence and he spent many childhood holidays there. A woman from California told Max that he was his cousin.

2005.

3 Movies
Chromophobia

Chromophobia

2005
Encouraged by his editor to seek'sexy stories that sell', a reporter preys upon the private life of an old friend.
A Very Social Secretary

A Very Social Secretary

2005
The drama inspired by David Blunkett's private affair, starring Bernard Hill and Victoria Hamilton, was held up for very public scrutiny.
The Constant Gardener

The Constant Gardener

2.4
2005
Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who goes about his work quietly. He went into the middle of a very dangerous conspiracy after his radical wife was killed.

2004.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Sea of Souls

Sea of Souls

2004
Sea of Souls follows para-psychologist Monaghan and his two sidekicks from a fictitious Scottish University that investigates paranormal activity.
Yasmin

Yasmin

2004
In England, the Pakistanis Yasmin lives two lives in two different worlds: in her community, she wears Muslin clothes, cooks for her father and brother and has the traditional behavior of a Muslin wom...
Postman Pat's Magic Christmas

Postman Pat's Magic Christmas

2004
Postman Pat and his black and white cat, Jess, return in two brand new, action-packed adventures filled with new characters and new stories. Join Pat and all the Greendale gang for the first time ever...

2003.

2 Movies
This Little Life

This Little Life

2003
A powerful one-off drama written by Rosemary Kay , winner of the BBC's Dennis Potter award for new screenwriting. Sadie and Richie MacGregor are thrown into the terrifying world of neo-natal intensive...
Code 46

Code 46

2003
William Gold is in China to investigate a forgery ring for "papelles", futuristic passports that record people's identities and genetics. Maria Gonzalez is in charge of the forgeries. After a passiona...

2002.

3 Movies
White Teeth

White Teeth

10
2002
An adaptation of Zadie Smith's bestseller concerning the lives of two families from as far back as the 1800s and India to late 1990s Willesden.
Bend It Like Beckham

Bend It Like Beckham

7
2002
Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not allowed to play soccer. Jules convinced Jess to play for her semi-pro team after seeing her skills. Jess hides her matches from he...
The Secret

The Secret

2002
A woman is held for ransom by a bitter past acquaintance who threatens to disclose a secret that could destroy her.

2001.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Murder in Mind

Murder in Mind

2001
Murder in Mind is a British television drama anthology series of self-contained stories with a murderous theme seen from the perspective of the murderer.
Ivor the Invisible

Ivor the Invisible

2001
The story of a boy is told in the film. I woke up one morning. John found something on his bed.

2000.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Tough Love

Tough Love

2000
DC Lenny Milton (Winstone) is not as ambitious as his best friend and popular boss DCI Michael Love (Dunbar), but the pair are drinking partners and their wives and children are close. However, this g...
TV
In the Beginning

In the Beginning

2000
Kevin was the director of In the Beginning. It aired on NBC in 2000.
TV
Harry Enfield's Brand Spanking New Show

Harry Enfield's Brand Spanking New Show

2000
British sketch show starring Harry Enfield.

1999.

1 Movie
East Is East

East Is East

1999
In 1971 Salford fish-and-chip shop owner George Khan expects his family to follow his strict Pakistani Muslim ways. But his children, with an English mother and having been born and brought up in Brit...

1996.

1 TV show
TV
Silent Witness

Silent Witness

5.5
1996
Silent Witness focuses on a team of forensic pathology experts.

1995.

1 TV show
TV
The Thin Blue Line

The Thin Blue Line

6
1995
The Thin Blue Line was a British sitcom that ran for two series on the BBC in 1995 and 1996. It was written by someone else.

1994.

1 TV show
TV
A Mind to Kill

A Mind to Kill

1994
A Mind to Kill is a police detective series set in Wales, UK. It was developed from a 1991 pilot which starred Philip Madoc as DCI Bain, and Hywel Bennett. The series ran from 1994 to 2004 and first a...

1984.

1 TV show
TV
The Bill

The Bill

1984
The daily lives of the men and women at Sun Hill Police Station as they fight crime on the streets of London. From bomb threats to armed robbery and drug raids to the routine demands of policing, this...

1981.

1 TV show
TV
Postman Pat

Postman Pat

8
1981
Pat and his black-and-white cat Jess deliver the mail in Greendale.

1949.

1 TV show
TV
The Emmy Awards

The Emmy Awards

6.08
1949
The best in the United States are honored. There is a list of prime time television programming.
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