Thursday, April 2, 2009

Parminder Nagra

Parminder Nagra is an English actress best known for her roles in the movie Bend it like Beckham and the TV show ER

Parminder Nagra was born in Leicester, England on October 15 1975. Her parents where immigrants form Punjab, Indian and moved to England in the 70's.

in school Parminder Nagra was in band (youth orchestra) and her school's drama club. Parminder Nagra acting in school most have been pretty good because after she graduated her drama teacher asked her to join Hathi Productions, a British Indian theater company. Parminder Nagra's first professional acting role was for the play Nimai where she played the lead.

Parminder Nagra stayed with Hathi for only a number of months before she decided to move to London and further her acting career in 1994. At first Parminder Nagra had a hard time finding acting work and had to sell her voila and take a stocking job but it was to long before 19 year old Parminder Nagra landed the role of the princess in a play of Sleeping Beauty.

From that play Parminder Nagra went back to working with theater companies with actors of Indian decent such as Tamasha and Tara Arts.

in 1996 Parminder Nagra signed to agent Joan Brown, who lead her to TV work. Parminder Nagra then acted in small roles in such shows as Casualty and The Kumars at No. 42.

in 97 Parminder Nagra starred in Oh Sweet Sita. which would lead to her role in Bend it like Bechham when the movies screenwriter say her and wrote the move with Parminder Nagra in mind for the lead, five years later the film was made and that part made Parminder Nagra an international star.

Parminder Nagra then had roles in the movie Ella Enchanted and a TV version of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and the television drama Second Generation

in 2003 Parminder Nagra became a cast member of the hit show ER which she starred in until the shows end on April 2nd in 2009. Parminder Nagra's role on the show is historic because it was the first recurring Indian character on American TV.

Parminder Nagra also did voiced work in the animated movie Batman: Gotham Knigh.

on January 17th 2009 Parminder Nagra married James Stenson.