Bhimani in June 2017
|Alma mater||Northwestern University|
Anjali Bhimani is an Indian-American stage, film, television and voice actress.
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. 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. Drama critic Albert Williams, in his review for the Chicago Reader, called Bhimani a "stunning dancer". She made her Broadway debut when Metamorphoses opened at Circle in the Square Theatre (2002).
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. She appeared as The Sparrow in Czech opera Brundibár (2006). 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. For The Jungle Book she re-teamed with Zimmerman and played the role of mother wolf in its 2013 Goodman Theatre production.
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. 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.
|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|
|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"|
|2017||Uncharted: The Lost Legacy||Additional Voices|
- 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.
- "Anjali Bhimani in Zimmerman's 'Jungle Book'". India-West. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
- Lefkowitz, David (31 March 1997). "Goodman Studio Looks Into Zimmerman's Mirror & Notebooks". Playbill. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
- Zimmerman, Mary; Slavitt, David R. (2002). Metamorphoses: A Play. Northwestern University Press. p. xi. ISBN 978-0-8101-1980-2.
- Williams, Albert (3 October 2012). "Metamorphoses transformed". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
- "Who's Who in the Cast". Playbill. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
- Simonson, Robert (21 February 2002). "Metamorphoses Transforms Into a Broadway Show, Feb. 21". Playbill. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
- Tsering, Lisa (17 October 2017). "Indian American Actress Anjali Bhimani in 'Metamorphoses'". India-West. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
- Dietz, Dan (2017). The Complete Book of 2000s Broadway Musicals. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. p. 170. ISBN 978-1-4422-7801-1.
- 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.
- "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.
- "Anjali Bhimani". Goodman Theatre. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
- Green, Susan; Dawn, Randee (2009). The Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Unofficial Companion. BenBella Books. p. 311. ISBN 978-1-933771-88-5.
- "BTVA Voice Acting Awards 2016". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
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