|Born||20 June 1988|
|Alma mater||Solihull Sixth Form College|
Birmingham City University
|Known for||Parvati Patil in the Harry Potter film series|
Shefali Chowdhury (born 22 June 1988) is a British actress best known for playing the role of Parvati Patil in the Harry Potter film series, except for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), in which the character is played by Sitara Shah.
The youngest of five siblings, Chowdhury was born in Denbigh, Wales, to Bangladeshi parents from Sylhet who migrated to the United Kingdom in 1980. At the age of six, she moved to Birmingham, England.
Chowdhury is known for her performances as Parvati Patil in three of the Harry Potter films, starting with 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. She acquired the role when she was in her last year at the Waverley School in Birmingham. She and Afshan Azad, who played the character of Chowdhury's twin sister Padma Patil, are also good friends, according to Azad.
|2005||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||Parvati Patil|
|2007||Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix|
|2009||Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince|
|2015||I Am the Doorway||Freida||Short film based on a story by Stephen King|
|Heist: Jane||Short film|
|2019||Odilo Fabian or (The Possibility of Impossible Dreams)||The Doctor|
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