Anjali Bhimani

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Anjali Bhimani
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Bhimani in June 2017
Born
NationalityIndian-American
Alma materNorthwestern University[1]
OccupationActress
Websiteanjalibhimani.com

Anjali Bhimani is an Indian-American stage, film, television and voice actress.

Career[edit]

Bhimani's long time collaboration with Mary Zimmerman began in 1997 when she appeared as an Indian princess in Mirror of the Invisible World, adapted from the 12th century Persian epic Haft Peykar.[2][3] She played Greek mythological character Myrrha in Zimmerman-directed Metamorphoses's world premiere produced by Lookingglass Theatre Company in 1998 and its Off-Broadway opening at the Second Stage Theatre in 2001.[4] Drama critic Albert Williams, in his review for the Chicago Reader, called Bhimani a "stunning dancer".[5] She made her Broadway debut when Metamorphoses opened at Circle in the Square Theatre (2002).[6][7]

In 2004, Bhimani became an understudy for Ayesha Dharker and Madhur Jaffrey's characters in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Bombay Dreams. During the play's The Broadway Theatre production Dharker left the play and Bhimani took over her role.[8][9] She appeared as The Sparrow in Czech opera Brundibár (2006).[10] Quake, a play Bhimani co-produced and co-directed opened at the Open Fist Theatre Company's First Look Festival of New Plays in 2011.[11] For The Jungle Book she re-teamed with Zimmerman and played the role of mother wolf in its 2013 Goodman Theatre production.[2]

Bhimani has also appeared on a few TV series including All My Children, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2006), The Sopranos, Journeymam, Shark, Flight of the Conchords and Modern Family.[8][11][12][13] She has voiced for the character Symmetra in the first person shooter video game Overwatch. Bhimani shared the 2016 Behind the Voice Actors Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game with her co-voice actors for Overwatch.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Medicine Show Food Swiling Wench
2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic Girl 1
2015 Miss India America Pinky Matthews
2015 Dark Intentions Dr. Maya
2017 Trafficked Sheela

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004, 2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mrs. Chadoury, Dr. Faroup 2 episodes
2004, 2008, 2010–2011 All My Children Rape Victim, Nurse #1, Nurse #2, Nurse 8 episodes
2006 The Sopranos Dr. Budraja 2 episodes
2007 Shark Miranda Carlson 2 episodes
2007 Journeyman Cynthia McNaughton Episode: "Keepers"
2009 Flight of the Conchords Potential Cilent #2 Episode: "A New Cup"
2009 Lie to Me Young Woman Uncredited; Episode: "Life Is Priceless"
2010–2011 Outsourced Sari Vendor 2 episodes
2011–2015 Modern Family Nina Patel 3 episodes
2011 The Young and the Restless Medical Examiner, Coroner Episode: "Kevin & Chloe Are Accused of Murder"
2011 Law & Order: LA Hallie Capshaw Episode: "Van Nuys"
2011 I'm in the Band Tisha Bell Episode: "Trippnotized"
2012 Pretty Little Liars Miss Pervis Episode: "Let the Wather Hold Me Down"
2012 Ringer Dr. Rao Episode: "If You're Just an Evil Bitch Then Get Over It"
2012 Common Law Veterinarian Episode: "Joint Custody"
2012 Necessary Roughness Parveena Jeevan Episode: "Spell It Out"
2012 Hollywood Heights Doctor 2 episodes
2013 Second Shot Bobbi Newton Episode: "You Can't Go Home Again. So Why Am I Here?"
2013 Save Me Dr. Malikay Episode: "The Book of Beth"
2014 Bones Satima Najjar Episode: "The Turn in the Um"
2014 Mighty Med Dr. Bridges Episode: "Are You Afraid of the Shark"
2014 Criminal Minds Dr. Rasgotra Episode: "Boxed In"
2015 Dog with a Blog Receptionist Episode: "Stan Has Puppies: Part 1"
2015 The Fosters Dr. Melvoy Episode: "It's My Party"
2015 NCIS: Los Angeles Mira Yacoob Episode: "Defectors"
2015 Adoptable Jasmine Bidhani 4 episodes
2016 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Hasina Episode: "Harvested"
2016 Silicon Valley D.A. Episode: "To Build a Better Beta"
2017 Cassandra French's Finishing School Wendy 6 episodes
2017 Doubt Maya Reyez Episode: "Finally"
2017 Kevin (Probably) Saves the World Susan Alan Episode: "Dave"
2017–2018 Suspense Doctor Brightfall, Sergeant Bhatti 2 episodes
2017 Wisdom of the Crowd Mrs. Bakari Episode: "Alpha Test"
2018 Young Sheldon Zero Episode: "Demons, Sunday School, and Prime Numbers"
2018 Grace and Frankie Raha Episode: "The Home"
2018 NCIS Sara Petrie Episode: "Family Ties"
2018 A.P. Bio Sarika's Mom Episode: "Freakin' Enamored"
2018 Alex, Inc. Joya 2 episodes
2018 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Director Episode: "I'm Making Up for Lost Time"
2018 The Resident Dr. Irena Simmons Episode: "The Dance"
2019 S.W.A.T. Agent Ellen Benson Episode: "Los Huesos"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Fallout 4 Nisha
2016 Overwatch Symmetra
2017 Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Additional Voices

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Davenport, James (9 February 2017). "The voice behind Symmetra on working with Blizzard, Overwatch dream couples, and D&D". PC Gamer. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Anjali Bhimani in Zimmerman's 'Jungle Book'". India-West. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  3. ^ Lefkowitz, David (31 March 1997). "Goodman Studio Looks Into Zimmerman's Mirror & Notebooks". Playbill. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  4. ^ Zimmerman, Mary; Slavitt, David R. (2002). Metamorphoses: A Play. Northwestern University Press. p. xi. ISBN 978-0-8101-1980-2.
  5. ^ Williams, Albert (3 October 2012). "Metamorphoses transformed". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Who's Who in the Cast". Playbill. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  7. ^ Simonson, Robert (21 February 2002). "Metamorphoses Transforms Into a Broadway Show, Feb. 21". Playbill. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  8. ^ a b Tsering, Lisa (17 October 2017). "Indian American Actress Anjali Bhimani in 'Metamorphoses'". India-West. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  9. ^ Dietz, Dan (2017). The Complete Book of 2000s Broadway Musicals. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. p. 170. ISBN 978-1-4422-7801-1.
  10. ^ Isherwood, Charles (9 May 2006). "Tony Kushner and Maurice Sendak Adapt 'Brundibar,' a Czech Children's Opera". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Open Fist Presents Works by Shoshana Bean et al. at First Look Festival of Plays this Summer". BroadwayWorld.com. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Anjali Bhimani". Goodman Theatre. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  13. ^ Green, Susan; Dawn, Randee (2009). The Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Unofficial Companion. BenBella Books. p. 311. ISBN 978-1-933771-88-5.
  14. ^ "BTVA Voice Acting Awards 2016". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 2 November 2017.

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