Sarita Choudhury

Highest Rated: 90% Gayby (2012)
Lowest Rated: 0% Generation Um... (2013)
Birthday: Aug 18, 1966
Birthplace: Not Available
After her debut film Mississippi Masala (1992) became an art house hit, Sarita Choudhury was determined not to "go Hollywood," focusing her acting energies on independent film instead. Raised in Jamaica, Mexico, and Italy, the half-Indian, half-English Choudhury studied economics at Queens University in Ontario before switching to acting. She casually auditioned for Mississippi Masala and wound up cast as the lead opposite Denzel Washington in the singular interracial romance between a Southern African American man and a transplanted Indian woman. Despite the film's surprise success, Choudhury stuck to her non-Hollywood roots, putting her exotic looks and talent to versatile use as a Pakistani country-western singer in Wild West (1992), a Chilean maid in Bille August's adaptation of The House of the Spirits (1993), and a lesbian mother in Fresh Kill (1994). Choudhury worked with Mississippi Masala director Mira Nair again in The Perez Family (1995) and played the cuckolded queen Tara in Nair's frankly-sensual feminist parable Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996). By the late 1990s, Choudhury added a touch of Hollywood to her repertoire with supporting roles in the glossy Alfred Hitchcock remake A Perfect Murder (1998) and the John Cassavetes retread Gloria (1999).Back in more original territory, Choudhury regained her footing somewhat with a series of television roles on such small-screen dramas as Homicide: Life on the Streets, Deadline, 100 Centre Street, and Law and Order. A series of key roles in such little-seen independents as Rhythm of the Saints, Marmalade, and Indocumentados was offset by lesser roles in wuch wide-release efforts as It Runs in the Family, She Hate Me, and M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water, proving that even if she didn't headline every movie she appeared in, Choudhury was still a worthy supporting player who was always worth watching.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
75% After Louie Maggie 2018
No Score Yet The Last Photograph Actor 2017
72% A Hologram for the King Zahra 2016
65% Learning To Drive Jasleen 2015
68% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Egeria $295.5M 2014
16% Innocence Dr. Vera Kent $0.3M 2014
0% Generation Um... Lily 2013
40% Midnight's Children The Prime Minister $86K 2013
39% Admission Rachael $18.1M 2013
90% Gayby Ushma $8.9K 2012
No Score Yet Aazaan Actor 2011
6% The Accidental Husband Sunny 2009
83% Entre nos (Between Us) Preet 2009
25% Lady in the Water Anna Ran $42.3M 2006
72% The War Within Farida 2005
No Score Yet The Breakup Artist Mona 2004
19% She Hate Me Song $81.9K 2004
29% It Runs in the Family Suzie $7.4M 2003
No Score Yet Rhythm of the Saints Mariela 2003
19% Just a Kiss Colleen 2002
No Score Yet 3 A.M. Box 2001
No Score Yet Restless Actor 2001
17% Gloria Angela 1999
No Score Yet Restless Jane Talwani 1998
55% A Perfect Murder Raquel Martinez 1998
No Score Yet Subway Stories Humera 1997
40% Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love Tara 1996
65% The Perez Family Josette 1995
No Score Yet Down Came a Blackbird Myrna 1995
30% The House of the Spirits Pancha 1994
No Score Yet Fresh Kill Shareen Lightfoot 1994
43% Wild West Rifat 1993
81% Mississippi Masala Meena 1991

TV

CREDIT
56% Instinct
2018
Mayor Myers Mayor Meyers
  • 2018
97% Elementary
2012
Gira Pal
  • 2016
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
Prime Minister Jaya Verma
  • 2016
No Score Yet Blindspot
2015
  • 2016
  • 2015
85% Homeland
2011-2018
Mira Berenson Mira
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
58% Death in Paradise
2011
Avita
  • 2013
79% Bored to Death
2009-2011
Lakshmi
  • 2010
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Simran Verma
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Nadira Harrington
  • 2004
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Dr. Kalyani Dr. Kilyani
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1996

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