Sarita Choudhury

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.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Green Knight Actor 2020
75% After Louie Maggie 2018
71% The Last Photograph Actor 2017
72% A Hologram for the King Zahra 2016
65% Learning To Drive Jasleen 2015
69% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Egeria $295.5M 2014
19% Innocence Dr. Vera Kent $0.3M 2014
0% Generation Um... Lily 2013
41% Midnight's Children The Prime Minister $86K 2013
38% 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
18% Just a Kiss Colleen 2002
No Score Yet 3 A.M. Box 2001
No Score Yet Restless Actor 2001
14% Gloria Angela 1999
No Score Yet Restless Jane Talwani 1998
56% 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


54% Instinct
Mayor Myers Mayor Meyers 2018
96% Elementary
Gira Pal 2016
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
Prime Minister Jaya Verma 2016
No Score Yet Blindspot
85% Homeland
Mira Berenson Mira 2015
58% Death in Paradise
Avita 2013
79% Bored to Death
Lakshmi 2010
94% The Good Wife
Simran Verma 2010
61% The Philanthropist
Rhada Shivpuri 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order
Nadira Harrington 2004
58% Deadline
Sahira Ondaajte 2001
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
Dr. Kalyani Dr. Kilyani 1999


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.