India de Beaufort

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India de Beaufort
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India de Beaufort
Born India Beaufort Lloyd
(1987-06-27) 27 June 1987 (age 26)
Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England, UK
Other names India Beau
Occupation Actress, singer-songwriter
Years active 2003–present

India de Beaufort (born India Beaufort Lloyd; 27 June 1987) is a British actress and singer-songwriter whose appearances include roles in Basil Brush and Run Fatboy Run. She played Aneka, a pagan warrior maiden, in the 2009 series Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire. She starred as Miranda during the seventh season of One Tree Hill in 2009/2010. She was a series regular on the ABC Family show Jane By Design, playing as India Jourdain.

Early life[edit]

Beaufort was born in Kingston Hospital, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey.[1] Her mother is Karen de Beaufort, born in Liverpool in 1959 and her father is Nick Lloyd born in London in 1959. Both of her parents were in the entertainment industry as dancers during the 1970s and 1980s appearing in many British TV shows. She has an older brother, Thomas Beaufort Lloyd (born 3 September 1985).

Career[edit]

In 1994 India appeared in a music video for artist Lulu "Every Woman Knows". In 1996 India had a brief appearance as an orphan child in an episode of Penelope Keith's Next of Kin. In 1998 India appeared as herself in a Teletubbies special Dance with The Teletubbies . All of the above are credited under her birth name, India Beaufort Lloyd.

In 2002, aged 15, India signed to Entertainment Rights as a singer/songwriter and actress, In the same year she was cast as a principal character in the BAFTA nominated The Basil Brush Show as India Beau. India went on to shoot three seasons with the show, and also performed as a featured artist on the Christmas single "Boom Boom, its Basil Brush". The song remained in the UK charts for three weeks at position 44.[2] During India's time with the cast of the CBBC sitcom, India performed at Proms in the Park and took part in a nationwide tour.

From 2003 - 2005 India studied Fashion at Esher College.

In 2006 India was cast as Maya in Simon Pegg's Run Fatboy Run, directed by David Schwimmer. She has said in many interviews that this production switched her path from singer to actress.[3]

The following year India became the face of US makeup line, Me by Mezhgan, created by the head of American Idol's make up department, Mezhgan Hussainy.[4]

In 2008 India was cast as the pagan warrior Aneka in BBC/Comedy Centrals Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire. The comedy was shot in Budapest, Hungary.[5]

In 2009 India joined the cast of One Tree Hill to play Miranda Stone during the seventh season of The CW series, which premiered on September 14, 2009.

Also in 2009, India appeared in the music video for the American rock band Hinder's song Lips of an Angel.

In 2010 - 2012 India played "India Jourdain" in the ABC Family series "Jane By Design"

In 2011 India guest starred in the episode "Chuck vs Agent X" for the TV series Chuck.

During the 2012 New York Fashion Week, India debuted her clothing line, Ballyhoo, as part of the Emerge show that showcases young and upcoming fashion designers.

de Beaufort was featured in season three of "Necessary Roughness" as a V3 physical therapist.


Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Run Fatboy Run Maya Goshdashtidar
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Next of Kin Deprived Youngster Episode: "The Theme Park"
2003–2005 The Basil Brush Show India 21 episodes
2009 Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire Aneka 6 episodes
2009–2010 One Tree Hill Miranda Stone 12 episodes
2011 Chuck Jasmine Episode: "Chuck Versus Agent X"
2012 Jane by Design India Jourdain 17 episodes
2013 Necessary Roughness India 3 episodes
2013 How I Met Your Mother Sophia Episode: "Knight Vision"

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