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20 April 1963 |
|Occupation||dancer, actress, film producer|
|Awards||Asian Film Academy - Best Supporting Actress 1995, for WPC Datta
Asian Film Academy - Best Actress 1996, for WPC Datta
After graduation as a dancer from the London Contemporary Dance School, she took the role of Cassandra in the original 1981 West End production of Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber. She then undertook various pieces of stage work, including seasons at the Royal National Theatre, The Royal Exchange, and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
She then took the role for which she is presently most known, playing the role of WPC Norika Datta in the long running ITV drama The Bill, from 1989 to 1998. Indrani was voted Best Supporting Actress by the Asian Film Academy in 1995, and best actress in 1996. She will portray Afia Khan's maternal aunt Shameem in award-winning soap EastEnders
After leaving The Bill, she returned to the stage with roles in Cruel Garden with the Rambert Dance Company, played Ariel to Alec McCowen's Prospero in The Tempest, and at the London Palladium with her childhood heroine Cyd Charisse. She was then invited on the first national tour in 40 years of Britain's oldest opera company, Carl Rosa Opera, playing Prince Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus.
She is currently starring in Alignment Project, a film directed by Ilana Rein.
In 2011 she appeared as Brenda Kiely in the Sky1 comedy drama series The Cafe.
Indrani is co-founder and co-owner of MashMosh Films with editor Chris Bishop. Created in 2004, its productions include Asians in Europe, a promo film for Asian Music Award winner DJ Swami funded by Sony Entertainment Television Asia, and short film Snapshots and full production The Good time Girls which both debuted at the Cannes Film Festival.
Indrani also has her own dance company, Fuego Flamenco, which indulges her passion for the Spanish dance, which she also teaches.
- Coen, Harry Coen (23 May 1999). "Flamenco Fits The Bill For Rambert's Cruel Garden". Sunday Express. Retrieved 2008-10-13.[dead link]
- Background at Seeta Indrani