Being talented is not the only thing you need to excel in acting. It plays a major advantage but looking good is equally important and for the actress, Indira Varma, who is undoubtedly strikingly beautiful and the sort of person to walk into a room and make heads turn, she checks both boxes.
Indira is an English actress who is best known for her roles in Games Of Thrones, Human Target, Bride And Prejudice, Luther and Rome. Keep reading below to learn more about the actress.
Indira Anne Varma was born in Bath, the largest city in Somerset, England, on the 27th of September, 1973. The names of her parents are not known but it is known that her father is Indian while her mother is of Swiss and Genoese descent; this mixed heritage is what explains her somewhat exotic looks. She is the only child of her parents who had her in their old age.
The high school she attended is another piece of information about the actress that is not readily available. It is, however, known that as she grew up, she got interested in the art of acting and in 1992, she enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) which is a prestigious school of drama located in London, graduating in 1995. While she was at RADA, she was also a member of the Musical Youth Theatre Company.
Indira Varma’s professional career as an actress began in 1996 with her role in the television show, Crucial Tales, where she played the role of Manreet in one episode. Varma then had a much bigger performance that year with the role of Maya in the erotic romantic historical film, Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love. This was the movie that introduced her to the world and announced how talented she was.
Varma was able to bag a role in this movie because of her Indian heritage. This came to play once more in the decision to cast her in the Bollywood remake of the Jane Austen classic Pride and Prejudice, the remake was called Bride and Prejudice and Varma played the role of Kiran Balraj, a character based off the character of Caroline Bingley in the novel. Bride and Prejudice was received to critical acclaim and broke even at the box office, earning $24.7 million on a $7 million budget.
In subsequent years, she has had to play more interesting roles that showcased how good an actress she is. Some other films and television shows she has had performances in are, Sixth Happiness, Jinnah, Basic Instinct 2, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Official Secrets, Rome, Carnival Row, Moses Jones, Silk, Paranoid and Human Target.
One of her most notable performances was as Ellaria Sand in Game of Thrones; she appeared in 13 episodes and during her time on the show, she was nominated along with the cast for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series by the Screen Actors Guild.
Indira Varma has also been cast in video games as a voice actress. The games she has been cast in include Dragon Age: Inquisition, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth. She has also managed to balance theatre acting with her film and television performances, some of the plays she has been a part of include a 1997 remake of Othello, Ivanov in 2002 and The Hothouse by Harold Pinter in 2013.
Indira Varma has found a way to keep her private life away from the eyes of the public. She has been very successful in this as little is known of how she met her husband or even the day they got married. She is married to Colin Tierney who like her is also an actor. The two have a child together and they all live in London.
Other Celebrity Facts About Indira Varma
• Indira Varma is one of the few actors who follow the principles of method acting to the letter.
• Her first career choice was to become a mime, which her parents disapproved of. They advised her to learn drama instead, which she did.
• Indira Varma’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million dollars.
• Before 2017, the 14th of May was believed to be Indira’s birthday; she, however, corrected this error in 2017 on Twitter and announced her birthday is actually on the 27th of September.
• Her parents were immigrants to the United Kingdom who met while in art school.