Amita Dhiri

Amita Dhiri

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name = Amita Dhiri


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birth_place = Brighton, England
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Amita Emmanuelle Dhiri (born in 1968 in Brighton, England) is an English actress. She has two younger brothers, Viney and Sanjay. She speaks fluent French and Hindi. She has also performed ballet, contemporary and modern dance.

Career

She first found fame in 1996 as Jarmila "Milly" Nassim in the acclaimed BBC Two drama series "This Life". Milly was a sensible legal high-flyer who had been with Egg, played by Andrew Lincoln, since university. In the second series, 1997, she was involved in the iconic ending to "This Life" when she punched Rachel, played by Natasha Little, for telling Egg about her affair.

She has subsequently gone on to many other appearances on British television, including roles in "The Last Train", "Dalziel and Pascoe", "Holby City" where she undertook the role of the raging ex of General Surgical Consultant Daniel Clifford, played by Peter Wingfield, "Silent Witness" and "McCallum". More recently, she has had a recurring role as Rachel Crawchek in "Judge John Deed". In early 2007 she reunited with original cast members of "This Life" in a reunion special called "This Life +10'.

On June 14 2007, Amita Dhiri joined the long-running British police drama "The Bill" as DC Grace Desari.

Personal life

She has been married to producer Bradley Joseph Carroll since 1995, and the couple have two daughters, Maeve Magdelen, born in 1998 and Edana Emmanuelle.

External links

* [http://212.58.224.35/drama/being_april_nikshita.shtml BBC profile]


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