British actress of Indian descent known for portraying Zainab Masood in the soap opera EastEnders.
She attended Island School in Hong Kong.
She played a wedding guest in the soccer film Bend It Like Beckham.
She married music composer Raiomond Mirza. The couple raised two children.
She was set to star in an adaptation of Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children. However, she opted out for personal reasons.