The Three times Emmy Awards winner and Chopard Trophy winner in Cannes Film Festival, Archana ‘Archie’ Punjabi is a successful British actress. She is best known for her role on The Good Wife as Kalinda Sharma.

Archie Panjabi Early Life and Education

Archie Panjabi was born on 31 May 1972, in London, to father Govind and mother Padma Punjabi. Her birth name was Archana Panjabi and her parents are both Sindhi Hindu immigrants from India. Panjabi nationality is English and she is of Sindhi ethnicity.

Moving to her educational life, she graduated from the Brunel University on 1996 with a degree in management. She has also have received training in ballet.

Archie Panjabi Career

As the multi-talented actor, Archie has appeared in both film and television. From her early appearances in the comedy film, East is East to the BBC television series Life on Mars in 1999. Panjabi as a British diplomat, made her first Hollywood role in The Constant Gardener, released in 2005 which has received Oscar award.

Archie Panjabi at 2014 Writers Guild Awards in New York Archie Panjabi at 2014 Writers Guild Awards in New York Source:

Archie has performed her biggest role in the 2002 comedy Bend It Like Beckham. Archie has played the role of reporter Asra Nomani with Angelina Jolie in the movie adaptation of A Mighty Heart in 2007.

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Panjabi was cast as a pathologist Tanya Reed Smith in BBC Two drama series The Fall. Archie made her appearance as Blaise in the BBC World Service radio series Westway. She became the guest in Fox comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine after 2015. In 2016, she appeared in ABC anthology drama series The Jury as the show’s protagonist, Kim Dempsey.

Archie Panjabi Awards

As the British actress, Panjabi is awarded in 2007 by Chopard Trophy in Cannes Film Festival. She gets an award as The Good Wife, in 2010.  For Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, she won a NAACP Image Award in 2011.

Archie Panjabi with 43rd NAACP Image Award Archie Panjabi with 43rd NAACP Image Award Source:

She was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series along with three SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series with her co-stars of The Good Wife.

Archie Panjabi Personal Life and Net Worth

Panjabi married to her husband Rajesh Nihalani in 1998, for the past 18 years. The couple got marriage through arranges marriage system, which is common in Indian households. She has never had an affair with anybody outside. She is living happily with her husband and no questions of divorce or marital problems have ever come up with them.

Archie Panjabi with her husband Rajesh Nihalani

Through her acting career, Archie has earned a big amount of salary with is added to her net worth. She has estimated net worth of 3 million dollars.