Shefali Chowdhury

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Shefali Chowdhury
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Born (1988-06-20) 20 June 1988 (age 33)[1]
Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom
Alma materSolihull Sixth Form College
Birmingham City University
Years active2005–present
Known forParvati 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.[2]

Early life[edit]

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.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal Refugee Uncredited
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[4] 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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Becker, Tom; Greve, Delja (2010). Scholastic Almanac 2011. Scholastic. p. 35. ISBN 9780545237611. shefali chowdhury.
  2. ^ "How Harry Potter's only Indian characters, Parvati and Padma Patil were cast from amid scores of contenders". Hindustan Times. 20 May 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  3. ^ "NR chats to GOF's Patil twins". Newsround. BBC. 17 November 2005. Retrieved 11 February 2007.
  4. ^ Thompson, Flora (21 August 2015). "Stephen King short story adapted and filmed in Brighton and Burgess Hill to premiere this week". The Argus. Retrieved 12 July 2019.

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