Linda Arsenio (born June 20, 1978) is an American actress and model from Texas. She has predominantly appeared in Indian films in various languages. She is probably best known for her performance as Jessica Beckham in the 2006 Hindi film Kabul Express.
She studied at the Actors' Conservatory in Dallas for two years, graduating with a degree in acting and continued her studies in acting in New York City. Having already experience with theatre and musicals, she went on to do professional theatre in Texas and later in New York, which then led her to working in feature films.
She made her acting début in an English independent film, called The Process of Creative Deception, before stepping into the Indian film industry. She has acted in Tamil and Telugu films. The Tamil films are Sachein and Thotti Jaya in which she has item numbers, and she also plays a cameo in Kana Kandaen. The Telugu movie she has acted in is Bhadra. She has a forthcoming[when?] film called Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
Her first Bollywood movie is Kabul Express. This movie was entirely shot in Afghanistan. She currently resides in Mumbai where she continues to be active in Bollywood after the success of Kabul Express. She also appeared in the Bollywood movies Mumbai Salsa, and Aloo Chaat with Aftab Shivdasani.
In 2009, she acted in the Malayalam film Pazhassi Raja alongside popular South Indian actors Mammootty and Sarath Kumar. However, she received much criticism for her role in the film (as Malabar District Sub-Collector's young wife Dora Baber).
|2001||The Process of Creative Deception||Randy Kyle||English|
|2004||Avenue X||Bar Fly # 1||Short film|
|Kana Kandaen||Tamil||Guest appearance|
|Thotti Jaya||Tamil||Special appearance|
|2006||Kabul Express||Jessica Beckham||Hindi|
|2007||My Dear Father||Tamil||Telefilm|
Original title:En Iniya Thanthai
Original title: Aththu Meera Aasai
|Mumbai Salsa||Pamela Nicole Adamsmith||Hindi|
|Pazhassi Raja||Dora Baber||Malayalam|
|2011||Dam 999||Sandra||English||Indian English movie|
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