|Indira Varma Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||September 27, 1973|
Indira Varma is an English actress with Indian, Italian, and Swiss roots. She rose to fame after starring as Maya in the historical romance drama movie, Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996). Apart from this, she has also been cast in a number of TV shows and movies which include Sixth Happiness, Bride and Prejudice, Basic Instinct 2, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Official Secrets, Attachments, The Canterbury Tales, The Quatermass Experiment, Rome, The Whistleblowers, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Game of Thrones, Patrick Melrose, and Carnival Row.
Indira Anne Varma
Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Hornsey, North London, England, United Kingdom
Indira Varma attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London and graduated from the academy in 1995. She also polished her skills by working with the Musical Youth Theatre Company.
- Siblings – She is an only child.
Indira Varma is managed by –
- Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management, Talent Management Company, Santa Monica, California, United States
- Gordon and French, Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
59 kg or 130 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Indira Varma has dated –
- Colin Tierney (1996-Present) – Indira has been married to actor Colin Tierney and the duo parents a daughter named Evelyn.
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Asian and White)
She has Indian roots on her father’s side and is of Swiss and Genoese Italian descent on her mother’s side.
- Curly hair
- High cheekbones
Best Known For
- Starring as Maya in the historical-romance drama film, Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996), and as Ellaria Sand in the fantasy fiction drama television series, Game of Thrones (2014-2017)
- Appearing in several other movies like Sixth Happiness (1997) as Amy, Bride and Prejudice (2004) as Kiran Balraj, Basic Instinct 2 (2006) as Denise Glass, Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) as High Priestess, Una (2016) as Sonia, and Official Secrets (2019) as Shami Chakrabarti
- Having been cast in a variety of TV shows like Psychos (1999) as Dr. Martine Nichol, Attachments (2000-2001) as Sasha, In a Land of Plenty (2001) as Sonali Ganatra, Rockface (2003) as Alison, The Canterbury Tales (2003) as Meena, Love Soup (2005) as Suzanne Daley, Rome (2005-2007) as Niobe of the Voreni, The Whistleblowers (2007) as Alisha Cole, Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2008) as Bela Khan, Human Target (2010-2011) as Ilsa Pucci, Carnival Row (2019) as Piety Breakspear
She made her theatrical film debut as Maya in the historical-romance drama film, Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, in 1996.
First TV Show
She made her first TV show appearance as Manreet in an episode, titled Phoenix, of the drama series, Crucial Tales, in 1996.
Indira Varma Favorite Things
- Game of Thrones On-Set Moment – Joffrey’s wedding
Source – makinggameofthrones.com
Indira Varma Facts
- Her parents had her after a couple of years of their relationship and, hence, they looked more like her grandparents.
- As a child, she had to endure on-and-off racism for her accent.
- Growing up, she was also interested in mime. However, she never pursued the art.
- She is a major theatre admirer and has done extensive theatre work herself which includes her performances in various productions of plays like Othello, Remembrance of Things Past, Ivanov, and Titus Andronicus.
- She has worked as a voiceover artist for various video games like Mass Effect: Andromeda, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth.
- In 2016, she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for her role as Ellaria Sand in the HBO fantasy fiction action adventure series, Game of Thrones.
- Indira has also worked with the likes of Aaron Paul, Aishwarya Rai, Sharon Stone, Christian Bale, Taissa Farmiga, and Keira Knightley.
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