Sarita Choudhury - Rotten Tomatoes

Sarita Choudhury

Highest Rated:   90% Gayby (2012)
Lowest Rated:   0% Generation Um... (2013)
Birthday:  
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.

Photos

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
70% A Hologram for the King
  • Zahra
2016
66% Learning To Drive
  • Jasleen
2015
65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
  • Egeria
2014
13% Innocence
  • Dr. Vera Kent
2014
0% Generation Um...
  • Lily
2013
41% Midnight's Children
  • The Prime Minister
2013
38% Admission
  • Rachael
2013
90% Gayby
  • Ushma
2012
No Score Yet Aazaan
  • Actor
2011
6% The Accidental Husband
  • Sunny
2009
83% Entre nos (Between Us)
  • Preet
2009
24% Lady in the Water
  • Anna Ran
2006
72% The War Within
  • Farida
2005
No Score Yet The Breakup Artist
  • Mona
2004
19% She Hate Me
  • Song
2004
28% It Runs in the Family
  • Suzie
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
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
63% The Perez Family
  • Josette
1995
No Score Yet Down Came a Blackbird
  • Myrna
1995
29% The House of the Spirits
  • Pancha
1994
No Score Yet Fresh Kill
  • Shareen Lightfoot
1994
20% Wild West
  • Rifat
1993
80% Mississippi Masala
  • Meena
1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Death in Paradise
2011
  • Avita
68% Blindspot
2015
  • Actor
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Nadira Harrington
89% Homeland
2011
  • Mira Berenson Mira
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
  • Prime Minister Jaya Verma
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Simran Verma
71% Bored to Death
2009-2011
  • Lakshmi
95% Elementary
2012
  • Gira Pal

Quotes from Sarita Choudhury's Characters