Actress Archie Panjabi

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on September 3, 2011

I think Archie Panjabi is the best part of The Good Wife. Was she born in India?
—Anjali Priya, Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Emmy voters agree with you as to her talent, last year awarding Panjanbi, 39, a statuette for outstanding supporting actress in a drama. Actually, the daughter of schoolteachers was born in London, but her parents are from Mumbai, India, and she spent part of her childhood in that country. She said in a recent interview, "I feel like I have one foot in New York [where The Good Wife films], one foot in London and one foot in India." Before landing the role as investigator Kalinda Sharma on The Good Wife, Panjabi appeared in the movies Bend It Like Beckham, The Constant Gardener, A Mighty Heart and Yasmin.