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- Sarita Catherine Louise Choudhury
- Blackheath London
- United Kingdom
- Looking Ethnically Delicious At Times
- Peaking Too Early In Films With Beauty
British-born actress of half Indian (Bengali) and half English descent. Her parents, Prabhas Chandra Choudhury, a scientist and Julia Patricia Spring, married in 1964 in Lucea, Jamaica. She studied Economics and film at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
She is best known for her roles in the Mira Nair-directed feature films Mississippi Masala (1992), The Perez Family (1995) and Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996).
After her debut film Mississippi Masala became an art house hit, Sarita Choudhury acted as a Pakistani country-western singer in Wild West, a Chilean maid who is raped in Bille August's adaptation of The House of the Spirits, and a lesbian mother in Fresh Kill.
By the late 1990s, Choudhury added to her repertoire with supporting roles in the glossy Hitchcock remake, A Perfect Murder and the John Cassavetes retread Gloria. She also played a lesbian virgin in Spike Lee's She Hate Me and acted as Anna Ran in Lady in the Water, a 2006 thriller/fantasy film written, produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.