Anjali Jay

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Anjali Jay
Born Anjali Jayadev
(1975-08-09) August 9, 1975 (age 41)
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present

Anjali Jay (born Anjali Jayadev; August 9, 1975) is an Indian-British actress and dancer. Jay has acted in several films as well as on TV shows in Britain and the U.S., including Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Blind Dating, and The Age of Adaline. She also acted in the television series Robin Hood as well as The Inspector Lynley Mysteries and Doctors.

Personal life[edit]

Jay was born in India and grew up in Bangalore. She attended Sophia High School until 1986. She graduated with a BA degree from Mount Carmel College in 1991. Jay is trained in Bharatanatyam and contemporary dance. She went to Britain on a Charles Wallace Scholarship for her MA degree in Dance Theatre at the Laban Centre. After graduating, she performed a season with the Shobana Jaysingh Dance Company.


Jay appeared opposite Chris Pine in Blind Dating.[1] Jay was praised by Jack G. Shaheen for her "heroic" portrayal of an Arab Muslim woman, Djaq, in the Robin Hood TV series.[2][3]

Acting credits[edit]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Blind Dating Leeza Raja
2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Shepseheret
2015 The Age of Adaline Cora
The 9th Life of Louis Drax Macy Filming, minor role
2017 Power Rangers Maddy Hart [4]


Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Shala Malik Episode: "Deception on His Mind"
2005 Doctors Susie Sharma Episode: "Trophy Life"
2006–2007 Robin Hood Djaq 22 episodes
2009 The Fixer Madulika Episode: series 2, episode 6
2012 Supernatural Dr. Kashi Episode: "Heartache"
2014-2015 Continuum Jacqueline (Escher's secretary) 8 Episodes



  • Romeo and Juliet (2006; UK tour) as Juliet
  • The Jungle Book (2004–05; UK tour) as Bagheera/ Dulia
  • Anne of Green Gables (2004; Lilian Bayliss Theatre) as Katie Maurice
  • Midnight's Children (2003; Royal Shakespeare Company) as Jamila.[5]
  • Tales of the Arabian Nights (2000; UK tour)
  • Border Crossings production of Mappa Mundi (2000; Courtyard Theatre, Hereford)
  • The Maids
  • Dance Like A Man as Latah
  • Vesuvius (1997; The Nehru Centre of the High Commission of India, London)


  1. ^ Rawson-Jones, Ben (17 September 2009). "Blind Dating". Digital Spy. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Shaheen, Jack G. (25 January 2015). "Hollywood's Bad Arabs". The Cairo Review of Global Affairs. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Anjali Jay". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Anjali Jay cast as Maddy Hart; a... - Power Rangers Movie - 2017 - Facebook". 
  5. ^ Rushdie, Salman (2003). Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children. Modern Library. p. 1. ISBN 0812969030. 

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