Amita Dhiri

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Amita Dhiri
Born (1966-07-06) 6 July 1966 (age 50)
Brighton, England
Occupation Actress

Amita Emmanuelle Dhiri (born 6 July 1966 in Brighton, England[citation needed]) is an Anglo-Indian actress. She has also performed ballet, and contemporary and modern dance. Also starred in this tuesdays Holby City.

Personal life[edit]

She has two younger brothers, and speaks fluent French and Hindi.


Before acting Amita worked in a designer clothes shop in "the lanes" in Brighton, called Names.

She first found fame in 1996 as Jarmila "Milly" Nassim in the acclaimed BBC Two drama series This Life. Milly was a sensible legal high-flyer who had been with Egg (played by Andrew Lincoln), since university.

She has subsequently gone on to many other appearances on British television, including roles in Absolute Power, The Last Train, Dalziel and Pascoe, Holby City wherein she undertook the role of the raging ex of General Surgical Consultant Daniel Clifford (played by Peter Wingfield), Silent Witness, and McCallum. More recently, she has had a recurring role as Rachel Crawchek in Judge John Deed. In early 2007, she reunited with original cast members of This Life in a reunion special called This Life +10.

On 14 June 2007, Dhiri joined the long-running British police drama The Bill as DC Grace Dasari. She remained in the show until its final episode, broadcast on 31 August 2010.

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