We know many foreign actresses are making entry into the Bollywood industry. And they not only earn a reasonable amount of money but also get a lot of fame from this sector. Not many people know that there are several Indian origin actresses in Hollywood, who have done a remarkable job and established themselves outside Bollywood. Here we have prepared the list of famous, beautiful and talented actresses of Indian origin who are known for their quality work in the Hollywood film industry. Check out the list:

Archie Panjabi

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Another actress in the list of Indian origin actress in Hollywood is Archie Panjabi. Archana alias Archie originally belongs to Mumbai in India. She spent her childhood in Mumbai city but moved to Hollywood industry to set her career after her marriage. Archie made her debut with the film East is West and received laurels for her work. She has not only worked in movies but also being a part of many Tv shows. One such famous Tv show is The Good Wife for which she received Emmy Awards for her supporting role as Kalinda Sharma.

Freida Pinto

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Mumbai born Freida Pinto comes from Mangalorean family. Before getting her first break, she did modeling and also took part in many plays. She mainly worked in Hollywood films as a supporting actor hence is not a famous name in the Indian film industry. She got her first break in Slumdog Millionaire and earned accolades for her performance in the film.

Nazneen Contractor

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Nazneen is from a Parsi family and raised in Nigeria until the age of 7. Then she moved with her family to Toronto, Canada. She started her career as an actress in Canada. Nazneen loves to travel and take part in philanthropist activities. One of her most renowned works is in The Border, which is a Canadian drama show and also received appreciation for her work as Koyla Hassan in 24.

Nishi Munshi

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Nishi is a multi-talented celebrity. She is an excellent actress, singer, musician, and choreographer. Her raising took place in South Asian culture and she also has an experience of performing in numerous family shows related to singing, dancing, and drumming. Skilled in Kathak dancing, she learned a lot while working as a choreographer with Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Justin Bieber and Michael Jackson. Some of her famous works are “Jane the Virgin, The Originals. She also worked as an assistant skill director in the Indian movie “ My Name is Khan.”

Lisa Ray

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Lisa Ray is an Indian origin Canadian actress who wanted to become a journalist, but destiny made her jump into the film industry. She made her first Indian cinematic appearance in Tamil film Nethaji. In this movie, she was seen in a small role. Lisa appeared in the Bollywood movie Kasoor in the year 2002. Her Canadian film, Water, earned laurels from the audience. And recently, she was also seen in Ram Gopal Verma’s film, Veerappan.

Padma Lakshmi

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Madras-born south Indian multi-talented girl is not only an actress but also an author and an excellent host to tv programs. Some of her famous works in the film industry are Star Trek: Enterprise, Glitter, Sharpe’s Challenge. She is known for hosting US reality program “Top Chef”. Lakshmi got her first film role in an Italian pirate movie. Padma also won many awards for her work as an author.

Rhona Mitra

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Rhona was born to an Indian father and an Irish mother. She started her career as a model but later decided to jump into an acting field. Rhona is famous as Lara Croft model and gets her first break in the TV series Party of Five. She got her maiden lead role in the science fiction film Doomsday.

Parminder Nagra

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British born Indian origin actress came into the picture with the movie Bend It like Beckham. She belonged to a Sikh family and started her career as a theatre actor in London. Her first theatrical show was Sleeping Beauty at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. Not only in Hollywood theaters, but she also has an experience of working with many Indian theaters companies like Tara Arts and Tamasha.

Hannah Simone

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Born to an Indian father and Half German – half Italian mother in London, Hannah started her career with a Canadian Tv show, Space For Living. She also worked as VJ, news presenter, and host in many shows. Hannah Simone also gained appreciation by working in famous music videos.

Norah Jones

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Norah Jones was Born as Geetali Norah Shankar to a famous Indian Sitar player Ravi Shankar. She is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and an actress. Norah has worked in many successful albums and made her debut in the film industry with the movie My Blueberry Nights.

So these were some of the famous Indian origin actresses in Hollywood. These Indian origin heroines need no makeup to look adorable. If you think we miss someone you can tweet us at @BOTY_tweets.

First Published on: 18:39 pm - 12, Jan 2018
Author: author image Piyush Chugh
Piyush Chugh is an established film critic, and Bollywood Trade analyst. He brings to you the latest box office news and collection updates.
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