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Anjli Mohindra (born 20 February 1990) is a British stage and screen actress from West Bridgford, Nottingham, best known for her television role in The Sarah Jane Adventures as Rani Chandra, as Nadia in the BBC One series Bodyguard, and as Josie Chancellor in the ITV series Dark Heart. In 2018 she played Tara Lohia opposite Simon Callow in the original ghost story The Dead Room written by horror aficionado Mark Gatiss.[2]

Anjli Mohindra
Anjli Mohindra 2018.jpg
Born
Anjli Mohindra

(1990-02-20) 20 February 1990 (age 29)
Edgware, London, United Kingdom [1]
OccupationActress
Years active2005–present

Early lifeEdit

Mohindra was born to parents Suranjan and Atul Mohindra, in Edgware London[3]. Her family are Hindu-Punjabi and she speaks Punjabi and Hindi in addition to English.[4][5] She attended Jesse Gray Primary School and West Bridgford School. She later joined Nottingham Central Junior Television Workshop.[6] She trained in acting at the Carlton Workshops.[7]

In a 2018 interview about her personal style, Mohindra said that she had been a tomboy whilst growing up, sometimes wearing her brother's hand-me-down clothes.[8]

CareerEdit

Mohindra played the role of Rani Chandra in The Sarah Jane Adventures on CBBC, where her character is a few years younger than her. Mohindra played a small part in an episode of teen TV series The Inbetweeners,[9] and appears briefly as Sophie Martin in episode twelve of Law & Order: UK.[10] She also appears on Beaver Falls as Saima. She is set to guest star in an episode of Legends Of Tomorrow as Punk Charlie. She initially declined the role of Nadia in Bodyguard until learning there would be more depth to her character than she assumed.[11]

ITV drama Wild Bill features Mohindra as a regular lead, opposite Rob Lowe.[12][13]

She will apparently appear in the 12th series of Doctor Who, to be broadcast in 2020.[14] It appears that this role was leaked via an update to her TV credits on the site spotlight.com, although as at late June 2019, that entry has been removed.[15]

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes
2006
Doctors [16] Gemma Fox
BBC One
Series 7, Episode 125: "Goodbye Mrs Chips"
Coronation Street [17] Shareen
ITV1
Series 1, Episode 6225
2008
The Sarah Jane Adventures[18] Rani Chandra
CBBC
Appeared in every episode of Series 2 except "The Last Sontaran".
Blue Peter [19] Herself
BBC One
Filmed at BBC Television Centre
TMi [20] Herself
BBC Two
Filmed at BBC Television Centre
The Inbetweeners [9] Charlotte's Friend
E4
Series 1 Episode 4: "Will Gets a Girlfriend"
2009
The Sarah Jane Adventures [21] Rani Chandra
BBC One
Comic Relief Special.
The Sarah Jane Adventures [22] Rani Chandra
BBC One
Appeared in every episode of Series 3.
Law and Order UK [10] Sophie Martin
ITV1
Series 2, Episode 5: "Love and Loss"
2010
Holby City [23] Mindy Kapoor
BBC One
Series 12, Episode 23 "The Butterfly Effect: Part Two"
Sam & Mark's TMi Friday [24] Herself
CBBC
Filmed at BBC Television Centre.
The Sarah Jane Adventures [22] Rani Chandra
CBBC
Appeared in every episode of Series 4.
Sarah Jane's Alien Files [25] Rani Chandra
CBBC
Appeared in Episode 2.
2011
My Sarah Jane: A Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen [26] Herself
CBBC
Uncredited
Beaver Falls [27][28] Saima
E4
Series 1, Episodes 1 & 4
The Sarah Jane Adventures [29] Rani Chandra
CBBC
Appeared in every episode of Series 5.
2012
Casualty [30] Meera Hussein
BBC One
Series 26, Episode 36: "Teenage Dreams"
The Black Scholes Conspiracy Dee
TV movie
2013
Coming Up Roxy
Channel 4
Series 11, Episode 4: "Doughnuts"
2014
My Jihad Fahmida
BBC Three
Drama short
The Missing Amara Suri
BBC One (UK) and Starz (US)
Appeared in Episodes 1, 7 & 8
2015
Cucumber Veronica Chandra
Channel 4
Appeared in Episodes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 and 8
My Jihad Fahmida
BBC Three
Drama shorts - Series Continual
Cuffs Nasreen Iqbal
BBC One
Episode 8
2016
Paranoid Megan Waters
ITV (UK) and Netflix (International)
Appears in Episodes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8
2017
Revolting Zaynab
BBC Two
Appears in Episode 1, during a parody called "The Real Housewives of ISIS."
The Boy with the Topknot Bindi
BBC Two
TV Movie
Bancroft Zaheera Kamara
ITV
Appears in every episode of Series 1
2018
Midsomer Murders Faiza Jindal
ITV
Appears in Series 20, Episode 1 "The Ghost of Causton Abbey"
Bodyguard Nadia Ali
BBC One
4 episodes
Dark Heart DC Josie Chancellor
ITV
Appears in Episodes 2-6. Regular Role.
Process Anaya Short Film
Legends of Tomorrow Charlie
The CW
One Episode: "Dancing Queen"
The Dead Room Tara Lohia
BBC Four
2019 Wild Bill DCC Lydia Price
ITV
Main Role
2020 Doctor Who Queen Skithra
BBC One
Series 12, Episode 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Anjli Mohindra".
  2. ^ The week in TV: The ABC Murders; Watership Down; You; The Dead Room; Mrs Brown’s Boys Euan Ferguson, The Guardian, 30 December 2018. Retrieved 26 June 2019
  3. ^ "Anjli Mohindra".
  4. ^ Harvey, Chris (24 September 2018). "Bodyguard star Anjli Mohindra: 'Nadia isn't an Islamophobic stereotype â€" playing her was empowering'". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  5. ^ Mohindra, Anjli (23 September 2018). ""What starring in Bodyguard taught me about self-acceptance"". Stylist. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  6. ^ "James Pulford went to see the Central Drama Workshop perform Scary Play by Judith Johnson". Retrieved 11 December 2009.
  7. ^ Anjli Mohindra Interview thescotsman.com 22 June 2019. Retrieved 26 June 2019
  8. ^ In The Closet: Bodyguard Actress Anjli Mohindra Takes Centre Stage in flowing gowns Laura Mulley, express.co.uk, 20 September 2018. Retrieved 26 June 2019
  9. ^ a b "The Inbetweeners (2008)". Retrieved 12 December 2009.
  10. ^ a b "Law and Order UK (2009)". Retrieved 12 December 2009.
  11. ^ Bond, Kimberley (28 September 2018). "'Why I turned down the role of Nadia in Bodyguard'". Radio Times. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  12. ^ Nottingham's Bodyguard and Dark Heart actress Anjli Mohindra to star alongside Rob Lowe in new ITV drama Wild Bill Rachel Gorman, nottinghampost.com, 8 November 2018. Retrieved 29 June 2019
  13. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9118930/ Wild Bill] IMDB, Retrieved 26 June 2019
  14. ^ Doctor Who Series 12: new director, actor, character discovered Andrea Laford, cultbox.com, 10 June 2019. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  15. ^ Spotlight: Anjli Mohindra Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  16. ^ "Doctors Goodbye Mrs Chips (2006)". Retrieved 12 December 2009.
  17. ^ "Coronation Street (2006)". Retrieved 12 December 2009.
  18. ^ "The Sarah Jane Adventures series two". Retrieved 11 December 2009.
  19. ^ "Blue Peter Episode dated 7 October 2008". Retrieved 12 December 2009.
  20. ^ "TMI Episode dated 25 October 2008". Retrieved 12 December 2009.
  21. ^ "Special Sarah Jane Adventure)". Retrieved 12 December 2009.
  22. ^ a b "Sarah Jane Smith is back)". Archived from the original on 18 October 2009. Retrieved 11 December 2009.
  23. ^ "Holby City". Retrieved 10 January 2010.
  24. ^ "TMI Episode dated 8 October 2010". Retrieved 30 December 2010.
  25. ^ "The Sarah Jane Adventures )". Archived from the original on 29 October 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2010.
  26. ^ "My Sarah Jane: A Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen(2011)". Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  27. ^ "Beaver Falls (TV series 2011– )Episode #1.1 (#1.1)". Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  28. ^ "Beaver Falls (TV series 2011– )Episode #1.4 (#1.4)". Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  29. ^ "Final series of The Sarah Jane Adventures starts on CBBC". Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  30. ^ "Casualty(2012)". Retrieved 19 May 2012.

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