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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.

Linda Arsenio
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Linda Arsenio
Born (1978-06-20) June 20, 1978 (age 40)
Other namesLinda
OccupationActress, model
Years active2001–present


Early lifeEdit

Arsenio was born on Galveston Island, Texas, the daughter of a Salvadoran mother and a Yugoslavian father. She has two sisters and one brother, who live in Texas.

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.[1]

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.[2] She also appeared in the Bollywood movies Mumbai Salsa,[3] and Aloo Chaat with Aftab Shivdasani.[4]

In early 2007, she had acted in two cross-cultural Tamil telefilms, titled My Dear Father (En Iniya Thanthai) and Self Defence (Aththu Meera Aasai), both directed by 'Atlanta' Ganesh.[5][6][7]

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).[8]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2001 The Process of Creative Deception Randy Kyle English
2004 Avenue X Bar Fly # 1 Short film
2005 Sachein Dancer/Singer Tamil Special appearance
Bhadra Telugu Special appearance
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
Self Defence Tamil Telefilm
Original title: Aththu Meera Aasai
Mumbai Salsa Pamela Nicole Adamsmith Hindi
2009 Aloo Chaat Nikki Hindi
Pazhassi Raja Dora Baber Malayalam
2010 Kedi Nadia Telugu
Help Natasha Hindi
2011 Dam 999 Sandra[9] English Indian English movie


  1. ^ "An evening with Linda". The Hindu. 2005-07-18. Retrieved 2009-03-17.
  2. ^ "I'm in Bollywood to stay, says American Linda Arsenio". Samachar. 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2009-03-17.
  3. ^ "Mumbai Salsa". India Times. 2007-10-26. Retrieved 2009-03-17.
  4. ^ "Actress Linda Arsenio in a bikini for Aloo Chaat". Mid-Day. 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2009-03-17.
  5. ^ "Two telefilms for the international market". The Hindu. 2007-05-20. Retrieved 2009-09-20.
  6. ^ "Thespian makes a comeback". Behindwoods. 2007-10-22. Retrieved 2009-09-20.
  7. ^ "Finding father". 2007-01-19. Retrieved 2009-09-20.
  8. ^ "Cinema Plus / Film Review : Majestic multitude - Pazhassi Raja". The Hindu. 2009-11-27. Retrieved 2012-08-16.
  9. ^ "DAM999 Official Website". DAM999. Retrieved 2010-03-08.

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