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Nagra, Parminder K. 1975– (Parminder Nagra)

NAGRA, Parminder K. 1975
(Parminder Nagra)


Full name, Parminder Kaur Nagra; born October 5, 1975, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England; father, a bookkeeper; mother, a factory worker.

Addresses: Agent Artist Rights Group, 4 Great Portland St., London W1W 8PA, England. Publicist PYR Public Relations, 139 South Beverly Dr., Suite 230, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actress.

Awards, Honors: Golden Wave Award, best actress, Bordeaux International Festival of Women in Cinema, 2002, British Independent Film Award nomination, most promising newcomer, 2002, and Presidential Award, International Federation of Football Associations, all for Bend It Like Beckham.


Film Appearances:

Jesminder "Jess" Bhamra, Bend It Like Beckham (also known as Kick It Like Beckham ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 2002.

Areida, Ella Enchanted, Miramax, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

(As Parminder Nagra) Neela Rasgotra, ER, NBC, beginning 2003.

Appeared as Sunita Verma in Always and Everyone (also known as A&E and St Saviours ), Granada (England); and in Turning World, Channel 4 (England).

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

(Uncredited) Hotel receptionist, The Swap, 2001.

Heere Sharma, Second Generation, 2003.

Herself and Viola, 21st Century Bard: The Making of Twelfth Night, Channel 4 (England), 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Ayshe, King Girl, BBC (England), 1996.

Radhika, Donovan Quick, BBC, 1999.

(As Parminder Nagra) Viola, Twelfth Night, or What You Will, Channel 4 (England), 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Asha Guptah, "Next of Kin," Casualty, BBC1 (England), 1998.

(As Parminder Nagra) Tina, "The Trouble with the Truth," Holby City, BBC (England), 2000.

Guest, GMTV, 2002.

Guest, The View, ABC, 2003.

Guest, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 2003 Radio Music Awards, NBC, 2003.

Herself, Le foot fait son cinema, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in a production of Sweet Caesar. Appeared in stage productions as a teenager; pantomime performer in London.



Arizona Star, October 10, 2003, p. 1.

Entertainment Weekly, April 18, 2003, p. 21.

Evening Standard, April 30, 2003, pp. 2324.

Observer, August 24, 2003.

Parade, November 30, 2003, p. 20.

TV Guide, May 31, 2003, p. 4.

USA Weekend, April 6, 2003.


USA Today Online,, April 7, 2003.

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