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March 3, 1978
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Other names||Aarti Majmudar|
|Education||Shady Side Academy, New York University|
|Years active||2006 – present|
|Known for||Priya Koothrappali in The Big Bang Theory|
|Home town||Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania|
|Television||The Big Bang Theory|
|Parents||Vasanti Majmudar (mother)|
Aarti Majmudar (born March 3, 1978), better known by her stage name Aarti Mann, is an American actress of Indian origin. She has starred in several television programs, including a part in the sci-fi drama Heroes. She is best known for playing the role of Priya Koothrappali in The Big Bang Theory.
Early life and education
When Mann was still a toddler her family, which consisted of her immigrant parents, an older sister and younger brother, moved several places around Pennsylvania. When she was a young child she has lived in Pittsburgh, Mt. Lebanon, Wexford before settling in Fox Chapel. Her mother, Vasanti Majmudar, a graduate out of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Passavant, still lives in Fox Chapel and is a Obstetrics and gynaecology doctor. Mann's father, who was a doctor, died while she was in high school.
Despite Mann having never acted in plays during High School she graduated with a degree in film writing and directing from Shady Side Academy in Fox Chapel and from New York University where she practiced acting.
Mann's brother Nishad is a journalist and her sister Kruti helped influence her decision to switch to acting. Kruti, who also lives in Los Angeles, is a filmmaker and cast Ms. Mann in her 2006 film The Memsahib. While filming her scenes, Ms. Mann said she "got bit by the bug" to act and enrolled in acting classes in Los Angeles.
Mann booked a national commercial for Volvo and other roles followed, including a part in the web/TV series "quarterlife," which aired briefly on NBC in 2008. She was also a guest star on "Heroes" in 2009. Mann appeared in the season two winter premiere of "Suits" on the USA Network. Mann was originally cast in the role of Stephanie for the USA pilot "Paging Dr. Freed", but was let go after the table read, because the network envisioned a different type for the character.
|Monsoon||Radio announcer||Short film, Uncredited|
|2007||The Punching Dummy||Judy||Short film|
|2009||Ner Tamid||Laura Mann||Short film|
|Worker Drone||Neela||Short film|
|2012||The Monogamy Experiment||Rebecca Behari|
|Danny Collins||Nurse Nikita|
|2010||The Young and the Restless||Doctor||1 episode|
|2010-11||The Big Bang Theory||Priya Koothrappali||Season 4-5 (recurring; 12 episodes)|
|2012||Leverage||Waitress Amy Pavali||1 episode (Season 5 Episode 8 The Broken Wing Job)|
|2013||Suits||Associate Maria Monroe||1 episode|
|Wendell & Vinnie||Gina||1 episode|
|Scandal||Agent Laura Kenney||1 episode|
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- Cohn, Paulette (13 May 2013). "What Ethnicity is Aarti Mann?". American Profile. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
- "Biography of Aarti". BeerTripper. 2012. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
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