Sarita Choudhury

Sarita Choudhury

Highest Rated: 90% Gayby (2012)

Lowest Rated: 0% Generation Um... (2012)

Birthday: Aug 18, 1966

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Actress Sarita Choudhury was never interested in doing typical work, whether she was performing on the big screen, television, or the stage. When she first started having success as an actress, she didn't immediately go to on to major blockbusters. Instead, she stayed in the indie and stage world, putting in varied and challenging work throughout her career. She was born Sarita Catherine Louise Choudhury Blackheath in London, England on August 18, 1966. Choudhury's father, Prabhas Chandra Choudhury, was Bengali-Indian, and her mother, Julia Patricia Spring, was British. Choudhury had a varied and cultured upbringing, and was raised in Jamaica, Mexico and Italy. When Choudhury came of age, she studied Economics and Film in Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, then she decided to become an actress. She had a breakthrough role in her first movie, the culture-clash romance "Mississippi Masala" (1992) in which she played the lead role opposite Denzel Washington. Choudhury probably could have gone on to bigger Hollywood movies from here, but she kept doing independent work. She worked again with "Mississippi Masala" director Mira Nair in "The Perez Family" (1995) and "Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love" (1996), and Choudhury also worked with acclaimed Danish director Billie August on "The House of the Spirits" (1993). Choudhury finally moved into bigger Hollywood fare with the thriller "A Perfect Murder" (1998), Spike Lee's oddball romantic comedy "She Hate Me "(2004), and M Night Shyamlan's fairy tale "The Lady in the Water" (2006). On television, Choudhury scored a recurring role on the critically-acclaimed procedural "Homicide: Life on the Streets" (NBC 1993-99) as medical examiner Dr. Kalyani. Choudhury's next recurring role came on the political thriller "Homeland" (Showtime 2011- ).


Highest Rated Movies



49% 38% Evil Eye Usha (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Green Knight Mother (Character) - 2020
71% 57% The Last Photograph Unknown (Character) - 2017
75% 67% After Louie Maggie (Character) - 2017
71% 55% A Hologram for the King Zahra (Character) $4.2M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Comes Later Unknown (Character) - 2015
65% 58% Learning to Drive Jasleen (Character) $3.4M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Give Into the Night Veena (Character) - 2013
19% 33% Innocence Dr. Vera Kent (Character) $292.8K 2013
38% 32% Admission Rachael (Character) $18M 2013
0% 22% Generation Um... Lily (Character) - 2012
90% 55% Gayby Ushma (Character) - 2012
88% 84% Between Us Preet (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Real Priya Singh (Character) - 2009
6% 36% The Accidental Husband Sunny (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Woman in Burka Unknown (Character) - 2008
25% 49% Lady in the Water Anna Ran (Character) $42.3M 2006
72% 64% The War Within Farida S. Choudhury (Character) $73.8K 2005
No Score Yet 14% The Breakup Artist Mona (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marmalade Unknown (Character) - 2004
19% 60% She Hate Me Song (Character) $365.1K 2004
29% 28% It Runs in the Family Suzie (Character) $7.4M 2003
18% 29% Just a Kiss Colleen (Character) $63.8K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trigger Happy Alison (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 42% 3 a.m. Box (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 83% Restless Jane Talwani (Character) $21.1K 1998
56% 51% A Perfect Murder Raquel Martinez (Character) $67.5M 1998
No Score Yet 63% Subway Stories Humera (Character) - 1997
40% 71% Kama Sutra Tara, the Queen (Character) $4.1M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Down Came a Blackbird Myrna (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fresh Kill Shareen Lightfoot (Character) - 1994
30% 72% The House of the Spirits Pancha García (Character) - 1993
43% 80% Wild West Rifat (Character) $23.8K 1992
81% 64% Mississippi Masala Meena (Character) $7.3M 1991


No Score Yet No Score Yet Mira, Royal Detective Great-Aunt Rupa (Voice) 2020
No Score Yet 69% Blindspot Sophia Varma (Guest Star) 2020
83% 79% Marvel - Jessica Jones Kith Lyonne (Character) 2019
54% 67% Instinct Mayor Myers (Guest Star) 2018
85% 86% Homeland Mira Berenson (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2017 2011-2014
No Score Yet 78% Madam Secretary Prime Minister Jaya Verma (Guest Star) 2016-2017
95% 89% Elementary Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better Show Guest 2013
94% 92% The Good Wife Simran Verma (Guest Star) 2010
61% No Score Yet The Philanthropist Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 100% Kings Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2004


Tara says: Maya: Knowing love, I will allow all things to come and go, to be as supple as the wind, and take everything that comes with great courage. As Rasa would say to me, life is right in any case. My heart is as open as the sky.