Irish actress most famous for her role as Janine on the BBC series Sherlock. She is also a member of the comedy duo Ford and Akram with comedian Louise Ford.
She and her family moved to Ireland when she was eighteen months old. She studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
She wrote and performed in her first play, 10 Dates with Mad Mary, in 2010.
Her mother is from Ireland and her father is from Pakistan. She has a sister named Masooma.
She began appearing alongside Benedict Cumberbatch on Sherlock in 2014.