Sarita Catherine Louise Choudhury
Sarita Catherine Louise Choudhury

Gender

Female

Known Credits

10

Sarita Catherine Louise Choudhury

Date of Birth: Aug 18, 1966

Birthplace:  London, England, UK

 

 

Biography

After her debut film Mississippi Masala (1991) 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 (1991) 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 films 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 who is raped in Bille Augusts adaptation of La maison aux esprits (1993), and a lesbian mother in Fresh Kill (1994). Choudhury worked with Mississippi Masala (1991) director Mira Nair again in The Perez Family (1995) and played the cuckolded queen Tara in Nairs frankly-sensual feminist parable Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996).

Known For

Filmography

A Hologram for the King

A Hologram for the King

as Dr. Zahra Hakeem

2016

Learning to Drive

Learning to Drive

as Jasleen

2015

Madam Secretary

Madam Secretary

as  Prime Minister Jaya Verma

2014

Elementary

Elementary

as  Gira Pal

2012

Homeland

Homeland

as  Mira Berenson

2011

The Good Wife

The Good Wife

as  Simran Verma

2009

Lady in the Water

Lady in the Water

as Anna Ran

2006

A Perfect Murder

A Perfect Murder

as Raquel Martinez

1998