Born Archana Panjabi, Archie Panjabi was born on May 31, 1972. She was born in Edgware, Middlesex, England. Her father is Govind Panjabi, and her mother is Padma Panjabi. Her parents were Sindhi emigrants from India. This explains she is of Indian ethnicity. She has her roots from Sindh (currently Pakistani)
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Archie Panjabi Education Details
Archie graduated from Brunel University, England with a Bachelor of Arts, management studies. Later she got an honorary doctorate of Letters.
Archie Panjabi Career Details
Archie Panjabi is an English actress. She came into the limelight in her acting career when she played the role of Meenah Khan in the film; East is East, a comedy show in 1999. She was at the same early years of her career in the BBC television series, Life on Mars.
One amongst her highest profilers on film is the comedy Bend It Like Beckham in 2002. He featured in several short films before joining Hollywood under the role of Ghita Pearson, a British Diplomat, in the Oscar-winning The Constant Gardener (2005). Archie landed the role of Gemma, a witty and wisecracking colleague, in the 2006 romantic comedy, A Good Year. He acted alongside Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard.
In 2007, alongside Angelina Jolie, she featured in the film A Mighty Heart an adaptation of a book by Mariane Pearl going by the same title. Archie played Asra Nomani a former Wall Street Journal reporter. In 2008 she played Chandra Dawkin in Traitor.
Archie played Saamiya Nasir in 2010 in The Infidel, a British comedy. In the BBC Two drama series, The Fall, Archie was featured as pathologist Tanya Reed.
Panjabi also appeared as Blaise in Westway, a BBC World Service radio series. Archie acted as Kalinda Sharma in The Good Wife a Television series where she featured in six episodes. This could perhaps be termed the most popular of her acting. In 2015, Archie was said to have had some rivalry with Julianna Margulies of The Good Wife, and she quit the show after the 6th season. Right after, she starred as a guest in Fox comedy series, Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
In 2016, Archie was mentioned to be the star in ABC’s drama series The Jury as the protagonist, Kim Dempsey. She also joined the cast of NBC drama Blindspot as Nas Kamal.
Archie has featured in more films the latest being an ITV drama, The Widower, which was first aired in August 2019. Panjabi has also provided voices for several characters in the British children’s television animation Postman Pat and to the video game Dead Space: Extraction.
Archie Panjabi Awards And Nominations
Archie received the Chopard Trophy at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007. She was a nominee for three Primetime Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for The Good Wife, and she won in 2010.
She won an NAACP Award in 2011 for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series. She was also nominated alongside three of her colleagues in The Good Wife for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series.
Archie Panjabi Marriage Details
Panjabi is married to Rajesh Nihalani with whom he tied the knot in the year 1998. Rajesh is a tailor, and he runs a successful tailoring entity, Imperial Tailoring. They have been in their marital union for 22 years.
Archie is said to praise her husband claiming he is very caring, loyal, honest and supportive. The two did their marriage as done in the Indian culture. Their union has been amazing for the two decades. Both have kept their personal life private, and though Archie is in the limelight, she has never been linked or seen in an affair with anyone. There is not a sign of divorce int their marriage.
The couple, however, does not have a child after the 22 years of their marriage.
Archie Panjabi Net Worth
Archie has amassed herself a net worth estimated to be around $3 million. Her primary source of income is acting. She is said to live a lavish and luxurious life.
She is said to earn some extra cash from brand promotions, advertisements, endorsements and TV series. She is expected to double her net worth in the coming future as she has a great prospect in coming times.
Archie Panjabi Body Measurements
Archie is 5 feet, 3 inches tall. She is 48 years old but looks way younger. Her Zodiac sign is Gemini. She is a renowned philanthropist with endeavours globally. She spent her childhood partially in Mumbai India and thus considers herself; part Bombayite, part British.