Archie Panjabi is a British actress known for her hard work, versatility, beauty, and style. The actress is most popularly known for her role as Kalinda Sharma on The Good Wife. The role has brought her international fans, accolades and more opportunities.
On The Good Wife, Kalinda is a strong, very private and inscrutable investigator for a law firm. She is shown to be very good at her job and occasionally adopting less-than-legal approaches to get the job done. She proved herself to be the key required to win most cases at the firm. She is often portrayed as cynical but fiercely protective of those she cares about.
Upon debut, the character was met with critical acclaim with many appreciating the show for not relying on stereotypes when portraying a South-Asian woman. Archie Panjabi’s performance was also highly applauded for the depth she brought to the character. For the role, she was nominated for three Emmy Awards (Winning one), a Golden Globe award, three Screen Actor Guild Awards and an NAACP Image Award (which she won).
She also had notable roles on Yasmin, Bend It Like Beckham and A Mighty Heart.
Age and Early Life
Archie Panjabi was born on the 31st of May, 1972 to Padma and Govind Panjabi in Edgware, London. Her parents were immigrants of Sindhi Hindu heritage.
Archie later attended Brunel University where she graduated from in 1996 with a degree in Management studies. What many people may not know about her is that the actress is also classically trained in Ballet.
Archie Panjabi’s Husband and Kids
Archie Panjabi got married to a bespoke tailor, Rajesh Nihalani, in 1998. The two have been together for over two decades and have lived a quiet couples’ life. When they first got married, they spent nine months apart because of Archie’s work.
To maintain a peaceful and successful marriage, one has to put in the work and it is clear that these two put in the effort as there are no scandalous reports or rumors about extramarital affairs where they are involved.
Though married for over twenty years, the couple has no children together. It is unclear if this is a personal choice but whatever the case, it is obvious these are people that appreciate privacy and it will be unfair to poke around in their private lives trying to figure out why they have no children yet.
What they do have is a beautiful and happy marriage and it is clear that this two are still very much in love with each other.
Her Body Measurements
Archie Punjabi currently weighs 55kg (121lbs) and her height is listed at 5′ 3″ (1.60 m). Her other body measurements are 34-26-34 in (86-66-86 cm). Her bra size is 32C, her shoe/feet size is 9 (US) and dress size: 6 (US).
When the British actress was younger, her weight fluctuated a bit but now she says she is able to maintain her weight by drinking hot water often, eating fruits as an alternative to snacks, eating everything in moderation and exercising often. Exercise has consistently proven itself as the key to losing weight and keeping it off.
Well, we can say that Archie’s routine is working for her because she looks amazing. She is undeniably in the best shape of her life.
Relationship With Julianna Margulies
The fact that Archie Panjabi’s relationship with Julianna Margulies was strained was an open secret in Hollywood. The two were lead characters on the hit CBS show The Good Wife. No one knows exactly when their relationship became frosty but it apparently got so bad that they couldn’t be on screen together.
The ice-cold relationship eventually affected the show’s plot with the writers having to include plotlines explaining why the two were not on screen together. Eventually, Archie Panjabi left the show altogether even though her character was immensely popular with audiences and critics, even inspiring a loyal fandom. Before leaving the show, the two hadn’t been onscreen together in nearly 30 episodes. Even in the final episode before Punjabi left the show, they were shown to share a drink together but in actuality, they filmed the scenes separately using body doubles and it was later edited to make it seem like they were together.
When asked about their alleged feud, Julianna tried to play off as though the press was just making up rumors but Archie confirmed otherwise. Now that the show has been off the air, the two have no need to interact and have no semblance of a relationship or friendship.