Amrita Acharia

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Amrita Acharya
Amrita Acharia at Triforce SFF Awards 2014.jpg
Amrita Acharia at the Triforce SFF Awards in 2014
Native name
अमृता आचार्य
Born (1987-07-31) 31 July 1987 (age 31)
NationalityNepalese
OccupationActress
Notable work
Game of Thrones
Height1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)

Amrita Acharia (Nepali: अमृता आचार्य, also spelled Acharya) is a British actress of NepaleseUkrainian origins.[1] She is best known for her roles as Irri in the HBO series Game of Thrones and as Dr. Ruby Walker in the ITV series The Good Karma Hospital.

Early life[edit]

Acharia was born in Kathmandu, Nepal to a Nepalese father and Ukrainian mother. Her family migrated to England when she was six years old. Amrita grew up in Kathmandu, Ukraine, England and Norway. She speaks Nepali, Ukrainian, Russian, English, and Norwegian.[2][3] After finishing high school in Norway, she moved to England at age 19 to pursue her acting career.[4]

Career[edit]

Acharia played the role of the Dothraki handmaiden Irri in the first two seasons of Game of Thrones. Her character died during the second season.[2] In 2011, Acharia starred in the one off BBC Christmas show, Lapland.[5]

Acharia played the lead in the Norwegian feature film "I Am Yours", a role which landed her a nomination for Best Actress at the Norwegian Amanda Awards. Amrita also made an appearance as a school girl in the biographical film The Devil's Double.

In 2017 she starred as Dr Ruby Walker in the ITV series The Good Karma Hospital. She is also the lead in the British psychological thriller Welcome to Curiosity due for release in May 2018.

Filmography[edit]

Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Casualty Neela Sarin Episode: "A Lesser Good"
2011 Doctors Saskia Tremlett Episode: "Candidate"
2011 Lapland Bride TV Movie
2011-2012 Game of Thrones Irri Recurring (season 1-2)
2015 Pen & Paper & Laser Guns Abby 1 episode
2016 Acquitted Amina Sahir Recurring
2017 Red Dwarf Waitress Greta Episode: "Timewave"
2017-present The Good Karma Hospital Dr. Ruby Walker Main cast
2018 Sibi and Dan Kate TV Pilot
Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2010 In Company of Wolves Rita Short film
2010 Collectables Short film
2011 The Devil's Double School Girl
2013 I Am Yours Mina
2014 Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead Reidun
2014 Camouflage Amira
2015 Amar Akbar & Tony Richa
2015 Of Her I Dream Sharza Short film
2015 Queen's Mile Ania Short film
2016 Kiss the Devil in the Dark Lilly / Lilly Demon Short film
2016 Arrivals Soraya
2017 Sasural
2018 White Chamber
2018 Genesis Alexa Brooks
2018 Welcome to Curiosity Zoe
2019 Missing Link (voice)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nepalese actress Amrita Acharya born in Nepal". 18 June 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b Daniel Feinberg (29 April 2012). "Amrita Acharia talks Game of Thrones". Uproxx. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Norske Amrita (23) i ny HBO-satsing" [Norwegian Amrita (23) in a new HBO initiative]. Dagbladet (in Norwegian). 7 September 2010. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  4. ^ Tommy H. Brakstad (24 January 2012). "Her er Norges ukjente filmstjerne" [Here is Norway's unknown film star]. Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Lapland – Christmas Special". The British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 24 December 2017.

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