Shefali Chowdhury

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Shefali Chowdhury
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Native name
শেফালী চৌধুরী
Born (1988-06-20) 20 June 1988 (age 30)
Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales
ResidenceBirmingham, East Midlands, England
Alma materSolihull Sixth Form College
Birmingham City University
Years active2005–present
Known forParvati Patil in the Harry Potter film series

Shefali Chowdhury (Bengali: শেফালী চৌধুরী; born 20 June 1988) is a British actress of Bangladeshi descent 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.

Early life[edit]

The youngest of five siblings, Chowdhury was born in Denbigh, Wales, to Bangladeshi parents 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.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
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 Short film
Heist: Jane Short film

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NR chats to GOF's Patil twins". Newsround. BBC. 17 November 2005. Retrieved 11 February 2007.

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