Agam Darshi

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Agam Darshi
Agam Darshi.jpg
Agam Darshi at Armageddon Expo Melbourne, Australia in 2012
Born Agamdeep Darshi
Birmingham, England, UK
Nationality British
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present
Website
http://www.agamdarshi.com/

Agam Darshi is an English-born actress, now based in Los Angeles.

Early life[edit]

Agam Darshi was born Agamdeep Darshi in Birmingham, the United Kingdom, to parents of South Asian (Indian) descent.[1] At a very young age she and her family moved to Canada. At the age of 14 she left home and moved to Calgary, to pursue a career of acting. Darshi studied Theatre and Fine Arts at the University of Calgary and earned a degree in photography.

Career[edit]

Darshi has made appearances in over twenty-five television productions along with appearing in over a dozen films. She is best known for her roles in Tru Calling, Dead Zone, The L-Word, and as Laura in the horror film Final Destination 3. She appeared in a recurring role on the Canadian teen-drama television series renegadepress.com. From 2009 to 2011, Darshi appeared in the television series Sanctuary. She was part of the main cast in seasons two and three and had a recurring role in season four.

Darshi is also a producer, director,[2] writer, screenwriter, playwright, artist, and graphic designer. At the 2013 Leo Awards, she won Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture for her role in the feature Crimes of Mike Recket.[3] Along with fellow South Asian actress Patricia Isaac, she co-founded the Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival (VISAFF).[4]

Filmography[edit]

List of acting performances in film and television
Year Title Role Notes Source
2004 Pavane for a Dead Skunk Saviour Woman Short film
2004 renegadepress.com Hema / Hemma TV series, 3 episodes
2004 Tru Calling Dawn Pullman TV series, 1 episode
2004 Touching Evil Lakshmi TV series, 1 episode
2004 Perfect Romance Smitten student TV movie
2004 Pink Ludoos Pria Dhaliwal
2005 Reefer Madness Female Dancer
2005 Stranger in My Bed Hotel Clerk TV movie
2005 Best Friends Sales Clerk TV movie
2005 Zixx: Level Two Jayda TV series, 8 episodes
2006 Final Destination 3 Laura
2006 Double Cross Lorraine TV movie
2006 Supernatural Jill TV series, 1 episode
2006 Civic Duty Nurse
2006 49th & Main Rajanpreet Johal TV series
2006 The Dead Zone Tahmina Mahmud TV series, 1 episode
2006 Snakes on a Plane Dell Girl
2006 Deck the Halls News Producer
2006 Masters of Horror Travel Agent TV series, 1 episode
2006 Under the Sycamore Tree Allison
2007 Good Luck Chuck Female Wedding Guest
2007 Kyle XY Pretty Girl TV series, 1 episode
2007 Butterfly on a Wheel APM Secretary
2007 Psych Dwyer TV series, 1 episode
2007 American Venus Ki
2007 The Haunting of Sorority Row Rachel TV movie
2007 Reaper Bubbly Employee TV series, 1 episode
2008 Poison Ivy: The Secret Society Nadia TV movie
2008 Robson Arms Sara TV series, 1 episode
2008 NYC: Tornado Terror Dog Walker #2 TV movie
2004–2008 Stargate Atlantis Novo / Athosian #2 TV series, 2 episodes
2008 The Guard Darma Singh TV series, 6 episodes
2008 Bollywood Beckons Neeru Singh Short film
2008 Past Lies Claudia TV movie
2009 Playing for Keeps Maya TV movie
2005–2009 The L Word Waitress TV series, 4 episodes
2009 Watchmen On Location Reporter
2009 Impact Ella Barlow TV miniseries, 1 episode
2009 Almost Audrey Stephanie TV movie
2009 Excited Safira
2009 Stargate Universe Dr. Sonja Damji TV series, 1 episode
2009 2012 Aparna
2010 Dan for Mayor Brianna TV series, 12 episodes
2010 A Night for Dying Tigers Debbie
2010 Fathers & Sons Agam
2011 Normal Nancy TV movie
2011 Endgame Tara TV series, 1 episode
2011 White Collar Poet Air TV series, 2 episodes
2009–2011 Sanctuary Kate Freelander TV series, 37 episodes
2012 County Talaikha TV movie
2012 In Their Skin Nurse
2012 The Possession Court Representative
2012 Crimes of Mike Recket Jasleen Recket
2012 Ring of Fire Audrey Leems / Audrey Lee TV miniseries, 2 episodes
2013 Arrow Anastasia TV series, 1 episode
2013-present Played Khali Bhatt (Main) TV series
2013 Reunion Her Short film

References[edit]

  1. ^ 24 Hours Vancouver: "Casting talent over colour", by Stephanie Ip, Thursday, July 14, 2011 "Agam Darshi's on-screen husband wore a turban but no beard. The problem? Sikh culture dictates men keep their hair uncut - something the filmmakers overlooked. "It's just not being respectful to the actual culture itself," said the Vancouver actor. Darshi's story is indicative of a larger challenge in Hollywood North. While roles are few, even more rare are those that don't cast ethnic actors like Darshi into stereotypes."
  2. ^ WeVancouver: "Vancouver actresses create their own film industry", by Sabrina Furminger, posted Aug 29, 2013 "Darshi (who co-starred on Sanctuary and recently won a Leo Award for her role in Crimes of Mike Recket) directed, while Lowe and Sidhu shared producing responsibilities. It was the first time any of these experienced actresses had attempted any of these weighty roles."
  3. ^ VanCity Buzz Entertainment: "An Interview with Played Star Agam Darshi", Oct. 2013
  4. ^ 24 Hours Vancouver: "Casting talent over colour", by Stephanie Ip, Thursday, July 14, 2011 "The whole festival is about opening up the perceptions of mainstream audiences so they can see South Asian and other minorities as being part of their world," she said. "We definitely are South Asian, but we live and think of ourselves as very mainstream actors."

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