|Born||Anita Devi Mahendru
Mahendru was born to a Russian mother, Olga, and a Hindu Indian father, Ghanshan (a.k.a. Ken) Mahendru, in Afghanistan. She had what she called a "gypsy" childhood, regularly traveling between Saint Petersburg and Frankfurt before moving to the village of East Meadow in the town of Hempstead, New York, at the age of 13. She attended East Meadow High School, where she was active in competitive cheerleading and kick line teams, and graduated in 2004. She went on to earn an English degree from St. John's University.
She is fluent in German, Russian and English, and also speaks French, Persian and Hindi and initially wanted to use her "ethnic ambiguity" to work for the United Nations. She was enrolled at New York University for a Master's degree in international relations, but dropped out to pursue acting. She then moved to Los Angeles and studied improv at The Groundlings.
|2007||Entourage||French girlfriend||1 episode|
|2011||Big Time Rush||Princess Svetlana||1 episode|
|2011||2 Broke Girls||Robin||1 episode|
|2012||Mike & Molly||Flight attendant||1 episode|
|2013–||The Americans||Nina Sergeevna||Season 1: Recurring
Season 2: Series regular
Nominated - Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress
|2013||White Collar||Katya||Season 5, Episode 6|
|2013||Escape from Tomorrow||Isabelle|
|2013||The Blacklist||Agent Rosen||2 episodes|
|2014||Penguins of Madagascar||Eva|
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