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Archana Panjabi was born on the 31st May 1972, in Edgware, Middlesex, England, and is an actress who is probably best known for her role of Kalinda Sharma in the American political and legal drama TV series “The Good Wife”, which brought her a prestigious Primetime Emmy Award. Besides this, Archie is also widely known for her memorable performances in movies “Bend It Like Beckham” (2002), “Yasmin” (2004), “The Constant Gardener” (2005) and “San Adreas” (2015).

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this critically acclaimed actress has accumulated so far? How rich Archie Panjabi is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Archie Panjabi’s net worth, as of early 2017, is over $3 million, acquired through her acting career which began in 1995.

Archie Panjabi Net Worth $3 million

Archie was born to Padma and Govind Panjabi, and is of Sindhi Hindu and British ancestry. She spent the majority of her childhood in Mumbai, India, but attended London’s Brunel University from which she graduated with a degree in Management Studies in 1996. She debuted as an actress in 1993 when she appeared in one episode of the “London’s Burning” TV series, followed by several other TV series appearances before she debuted on the big screen with the role of Meenah Khan in the 1999 comedy movie “East Is East”. These ventures provided the basis for Archie Panjabi’s current net worth.

Throughout the early 2000s, Archie managed to maintain a continuous streak of acting engagements, appearing primarily in TV series such as “In the Beginning”, “Murder in Mind” and “The Secret”. In 2002 she starred as Pinky Bhamra in the comedy movie “Bend It Like Beckham”, while in 2004 Panjabi appeared in the title role of the movie drama “Yasmin”, which earned her rewards such as Mons International Festival of Love Films Award and Reims International Television Days Award. However, the real breakthrough in her career occurred in 2005 when she starred in the Oscar-winning political thriller “The Constant Gardener” opposite Ralph Fiennes in the male role. This was followed by a notable role in Ridley Scott’s 2006 romantic comedy with Marion Cotillard and Russell Crowe in the leading roles – “A Good Year”. All these engagements helped Archie Panjabi to gain global popularity and fame as well to increase her wealth.

In 2007, Panjabi starred alongside Angelina Jolie in “A Mighty Heart”, a movie adaptation of Mariane Pearl’s eponymous memoirs. She also made a notable voice acting contribution to the British animated TV series “Postman Pat”, and in 2009 she portrayed an MI5 agent in the French thriller “Espion(s)” (“Spy(ies)”). She came into international prominence later that year, when she landed a role in “The Good Wife” TV series, a seven season-long engagement portraying of Kalinda Sharma, being honored with a Primetime Emmy Award and nomination for a Golden Globe Award. To this day, it is still one of her most memorable roles which contributed to the total of Archie Panjabi’s revenues big time.

Additionally, Archie Panjabi also appeared in the comedy movie “The Infidel” (2010) as well as in TV series such as “Personal Affairs”, “The Fall”, “Shetland”, “Power Monkeys” and most recently NBC’s drama series “Blindspot”. Doubtlessly, all these appearances have impacted Archie Panjabi’s wealth.

When it comes to her personal life, Archie Panjabi has been married since 1998 to Rajesh Nihalani, who is a tailor and with whom she resides in New York City.

Apart from acting, Archie is very active as a philanthropist – she was named as the first Pratham US Ambassador, and is a regular celebrity participant at the Rotary International’s public service campaign “This Close”. She was also featured within Stop Violence Against Women campaigns, as well as Harvard Foundation’s Artist in Residence Program.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Good Wife2009-2015TV SeriesKalinda Sharma
The Fall2013-2014TV SeriesReed Smith
The Widower2014TV Mini-SeriesSimone Banerjee
I Origins2014Priya Varma
Postman Pat: Special Delivery Service2008-2013TV SeriesMeera Bains / Nisha Bains / Meera Baines / ...
The Happiness Salesman2010ShortKaren
The Infidel2010Saamiya Nasir
Be Good2009ShortAnimal Adoption Officer
Personal Affairs2009TV SeriesJane Lesser
Dead Space: Extraction2009Video GameCatherine 'Karen' Howel / Additional Voices (voice)
Espion(s)2009Anna
My World2008/IShortTeacher
Traitor2008Chandra Dawkin
Love Triangle2007TV ShortFriend (voice)
Silent Witness2007TV SeriesAmita Joshi
A Mighty Heart2007Asra
I Could Never Be Your Woman2007Casting Girl
Life on Mars2006-2007TV SeriesMaya Roy
Lezioni di volo2007Sharmila
Postman Pat2004-2006TV SeriesMeera Baines Nisha Baines Meera Bains ...
A Good Year2006Gemma
A Very Social Secretary2005TV MovieAshley
The Constant Gardener2005Ghita Pearson
Chromophobia2005Sarita
Grease Monkeys2003-2004TV SeriesRita Dhillon
Yasmin2004Yasmin Husseini
Sea of Souls2004TV SeriesMegan Sharma
Cross My Heart2003Sumi
Canterbury Tales2003TV Mini-SeriesClare
Code 462003Check In
Final Demand2003TV MovieFarida
This Little Life2003TV MovieNiala
Arranged Marriage2002ShortShashi
White Teeth2002TV Mini-SeriesAlsana
My Family2002TV SeriesDental Assistant
Tough Love2002TV MovieChandra (Mr Jones)
Holby City2002TV SeriesAli Saffron
The Secret2002TV SeriesNadia's Probation Officer
Bend It Like Beckham2002Pinky Bhamra
Black Nor White2002ShortSangeeta
Single Voices2002TV Series
Ivor the Invisible2001TV MovieLeila (voice)
Delilah2001ShortAdult Pim
The Bill2001TV SeriesShanaz Azad / Shanaz Arad
Murder in Mind2001TV SeriesWPC Jill Evans
A Mind to Kill2001TV SeriesLamisa Khan
Brand Spanking New Show2000TV SeriesVarious roles
In the Beginning2000TV Mini-SeriesBasya, Pharaoh's Daughter
East Is East1999Meenah Khan
Escape to Somerset1998ShortSamina
Dad1997TV Series
The Thin Blue Line1996TV SeriesNazia Habib
Under the Moon1995TV MovieHeena (as Archie Panabi)
Bideshi1995ShortJoyoti
Siren Spirits1994TV Mini-SeriesJoyoti
London's Burning1993TV SeriesYasmin
Blindspot2016-2017TV SeriesNas Kamal
Power Monkeys2016TV Mini-SeriesPreeya
Shetland2016TV SeriesAsha Israni
The Jury2016TV MovieKim
Brooklyn Nine-Nine2015TV SeriesLieutenant Singh
San Andreas2015Serena Johnson

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bend It Like Beckham2002performer: "Hot Hot Hot" 1983

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Today2017TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The View2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
45th NAACP Image Awards2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Behind the Seams: An Insider's Look at Costume Design2013TV ShortHerself
44th NAACP Image Awards2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
70th Golden Globe Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
CBS This Morning2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Rachael Ray2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
43rd NAACP Image Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul2011TV MovieHerself
America in Primetime2011TV Series documentaryHerself / Kalinda Sharma, The Good Wife
The Education of Alicia Florrick: Making Season One2010Video documentaryHerself
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Britain's First Suicide Bombers2006TV Movie documentaryTahira Tabassum

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How TV Changed Britain2008TV Series documentaryMaya Roy
My Family2004TV SeriesDental Assistant

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2007Chopard TrophyCannes Film FestivalFemale Revelation
2006Best ActressReims International Television DaysYasmin (2004)
2005EFP Shooting StarBerlin International Film FestivalUnited Kingdom.
2005Prix Ciné FemmeMons International Festival of Love FilmsBest ActressYasmin (2004)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2013Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Good Wife (2009)
2013Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2012DaggerCrime Thriller Awards, UKBest Supporting ActressThe Good Wife (2009)
2012OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)· Christine Baranski
· Josh Charles
· Alan Cumming
· Matt Czuchry
· Julianna Margulies
· Chris Noth
· Graham Phillips
· Makenzie Vega
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2011Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2011Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActressThe Good Wife (2009)
2011OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)· Christine Baranski
· Josh Charles
· Alan Cumming
· Matt Czuchry
· Julianna Margulies
· Chris Noth
· Graham Phillips
· Makenzie Vega
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Good Wife (2009)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)· Christine Baranski
· Josh Charles
· Matt Czuchry
· Julianna Margulies
· Graham Phillips
· Makenzie Vega


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#Fact
1Both of her parents were schoolteachers.
2For her role on The Good Wife (2009), she was named one of the "Eight Actors Who Turn Television into Art", in the cover story of The New York Times Magazine (9/11/11). Also named as one of the Top 10 Faces on TV to Watch. (Variety, 2009).
3Won Best Actress for her role in Yasmin (2004) at the Reims Festival in 2006.
4Awarded the Shooting Star Award at the Berlin International Film Festival 2005 for Yasmin (2004). She was selected from hundreds of actors to represent the UK.
5She spent part of her childhood in Mumbai (Bombay), which is why she considers herself "Part Bombayite, part British." She based the character Gemma/Jessminder in Ridley Scott's A Good Year (2006) on someone she knew in Mumbai.

#Quote
1When I was younger I was fat. I was never conscious of it and was content with who I was because I was so loved. My mother never told me to lose weight and my father doted on me, but my agent told me. I tried, but I loved Indian food too much.
2You have this impression from England that New Yorkers can be quite aggressive, but certainly the people that I've bumped into and the friends I've made here don't seem that way. Just walking down the street and asking for directions, people seem to be very helpful and happy to help.
3I went out for a film where they wanted seven brothers and one sister, so I was there for half a day while they were waiting for 'Archie' to read for a boy... I've had drivers come to pick me up in England looking for a blond, blue-eyed Scottish boy.
4I went to Brunel University and very much wanted to go on to do a PhD in management, but then my acting career started to take off. In those days when you switched on the box there were hardly any brown or black faces.
5The generation that migrated to the West in the 1970s or 1960s has now lived more in the West than India, and India has changed so much. My parents fall into that category.
6My mother wanted to be a teacher when she was young, and my father didn't approve of it, so she fought very hard to become one. And she did it. So when I said I wanted to become an actress, my mother was very supportive. She always said to me, 'There's no such thing as 'can't.'
7I'd love to say I made the smart decision of picking projects that became hits, but with 'The Good Wife,' I read the script and something inside me said, 'I love this, I want to do this.'
8Coming to New York is like a big hug, everyone is so welcoming. There's something about here, everyone makes you feel so at home. I miss my family of course, but I don't miss London that much. I was worried, but I feel really at home. Everyone says that who comes here from London, but I didn't believe them.
9I had a dialect coach to get an American accent, and then another dialect coach to come off it a bit. There is something deep and mysterious in the voice when it isn't too high-pitched American.
10I have always let the lack of Indian actors in the industry drive me, not hold me back. I remember an agent in L.A. telling me a few years ago that an Indian actor wouldn't ever make it in Hollywood, but my ethnicity has helped me.
11I knew from a young age that I wanted to be an actor. I never even thought about other careers. The acting field is certainly not the path many Indian parents encourage their children to take, but mine were very supportive. They wanted me to have an education, but understood that this is what I wanted to do.
12Luckily my parents were not against my ambition, they've always been very supportive. But they were adamant that I went to university first.
13I knew what I wanted to do for my entire life, from nursery to university. I've always been geared towards wanting to act. I've stuck with it, dedicated time to it.
14I love roles where I have to transform myself.
15I remember sitting in school and thinking, 'I don't know why I'm here, because I know I'm going to act and I know I'm going to America.'
16I like to do new things, so I always take on roles that I feel will keep me on my toes. I never want to pigeon myself, so I always like to surprise myself. I believe in versatility and so I would play anything as long as it was a challenge.
17I'd love to do a romantic comedy. And perhaps, if the character was right and I had a good gut instinct, a Bollywood movie. And I'd love to direct. One day. I'm learning a lot on the set of 'The Good Wife.'


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