Anjali Jay

Anjali Jay (born 9 August 1975) is an Indian actress, writer and dancer. She trained as a dancer (Bharatanatyam and Contemporary) and has performed since the age of 7. Jay has had an extensive career in theatre, film including working with the Royal Shakespeare company and in movies such as Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Blind Dating, and The Age of Adaline. She played Djaq in the BBC television series Robin Hood , and has had long-running roles in Supergirl (CW) and Salvation (CBS).

Anjali Jay
ಅಂಜಲಿ ಜಯದೇವ್
Born
Anjali Jay

(1975-08-09) 9 August 1975 (age 44)
OccupationActress
Years active2006–present

Personal lifeEdit

Jay was born in India and grew up in Bangalore. She attended Sophia High School until 1986. She graduated with a BA degree from Mount Carmel College in 1991. Jay is trained in Bharatanatyam and contemporary dance. She went to Britain on a Charles Wallace Scholarship for her MA degree in Dance Theatre at the Laban Centre. After graduating, she performed a season with the Shobana Jaysingh Dance Company.

CareerEdit

Jay appeared opposite Chris Pine in Blind Dating.[1] Jay was praised by Jack G. Shaheen for her "heroic" portrayal of an Arab Muslim woman, Djaq, in the Robin Hood TV series.[2][3]

Acting creditsEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Blind Dating Leeza Raja
2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Shepseheret
2015 The Age of Adaline Cora
The 9th Life of Louis Drax Macy
2017 Power Rangers Maddy Hart [4]
2020 Brahms: The Boy II Dr. Lawrence

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Shala Malik Episode: "Deception on His Mind"
2005 Doctors Susie Sharma Episode: "Trophy Life"
2006–2007 Robin Hood Djaq 22 episodes
2009 The Fixer Madulika Episode: series 2, episode 6
2012 Supernatural Dr. Kashi Episode: "Heartache"
2014–2015 Continuum Jacqueline (Escher's secretary) 8 Episodes
2017 A Midsummer's Nightmare Agent Radlas TV movie
2017 iZombie Carey Gold 6 Episodes
2017-2018 Supergirl Selena 11 Episodes
2018 The X-Files Dr. Joyet Episode: "My Struggle III"
2018 Salvation Dr. Rosetta Stendahl 7 episodes

RadioEdit

TheatreEdit

  • Romeo and Juliet (2006; UK tour) as Juliet
  • The Jungle Book (2004–05; UK tour) as Bagheera/ Dulia
  • Anne of Green Gables (2004; Lilian Bayliss Theatre) as Katie Maurice
  • Midnight's Children (2003; Royal Shakespeare Company) as Jamila.[5]
  • Tales of the Arabian Nights (2000; UK tour)
  • Border Crossings production of Mappa Mundi (2000; Courtyard Theatre, Hereford)
  • The Maids
  • Dance Like A Man as Latah
  • Vesuvius (1997; The Nehru Centre of the High Commission of India, London)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rawson-Jones, Ben (17 September 2009). "Blind Dating". Digital Spy. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  2. ^ Shaheen, Jack G. (25 January 2015). "Hollywood's Bad Arabs". The Cairo Review of Global Affairs. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Anjali Jay". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Anjali Jay cast as Maddy Hart; a... – Power Rangers Movie – 2017 – Facebook".
  5. ^ Rushdie, Salman (2003). Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children. Modern Library. p. 1. ISBN 0812969030.

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