Indira Varma


Date Of Birth

May 14, 1973


English actress Indira Varma was born in Bath, Somerset, England. The only child of an Indian father and a Swiss-Genoese mother, she trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, graduating there in 1995. She was also initially a member of the Musical Youth Theatre Company, based in her hometown, as a teenager.

Varma’s early credits were centered on British audiences. Her first film, Clancy’s Kitchen, was an independent comedy released in 1996. Her other early films include Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, Jinnah and Mad Dogs. She also appeared in such television shows as Crucial Tales: Phoenix, Psychos and Attachments. Her career rose to further prominence in the 2000s, starting with the film Bride and Prejudice, the 2004 adaptation to the novel Pride and Prejudice with an Indian twist.

Varma then had prominent roles in several television shows. She played a role in the groundbreaking comedy Broken News, which parodies several news programs and current events. She played the role of Suzie Costello, the second-in-command of Torchwood Three, in two episodes of Torchwood. She also played several minor roles in the award-winning comedy Little Britain. In 2005, she starred in the American medical drama 3 lbs, as the coy neurologist Adrienne Holland; her role didn’t last long, as the program was quickly cancelled due to dismal ratings.

After a role in the film Basic Instinct 2, Varma returned to television. She played the role of Niobe, the wife of Roman soldier Lucius Vorenus (Kevin McKidd), in the miniseries Rome. She also had a starring role in the television drama The Whistleblowers. In 2010, she joined the cast of Human Target as Ilsa Pucci. She later appeared as George Duggan on Silk, Natalie Thorpe on Hunted, and Ellaria Sand on Game of Thrones.

Varma is also active on stage, performing in several plays staged in West End and off-Broadway locations. Some of her notable performances include those in Othello, Ivanov, The Skin of Our Teeth and The Vertical Hour.

Place of Birth

Bath, Somerset, England

Birth Name

Indira Varma



Fun Facts

- Her father is Indian, while her mother is Swiss.


2014-present Game of Thrones (TV Series)
2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition (Video Game)
2013 Anna
2013 What Remains (TV Series)
2012 Hunted (TV Series)
2012 World Without End (TV Mini-Series)
2012 Silk (TV Series)
2010-2011 Human Target (TV Series)
2010 Luther (TV Series)
2010 Hustle (TV Series)
2009 Moses Jones (TV Mini-Series)
2009 Inside the Box (TV Movie)
2008 Bones (TV Series)
2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
2008 Comanche Moon (TV Mini-Series)
2007 The Whistleblowers (TV Series)
2007 Sex and Death 101
2005-2007 Rome (TV Series)
2006 3 lbs. (TV Series)
2006 Torchwood (TV Series)
2006 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series)
2006 Basic Instinct 2
2005 Little Britain (TV Series)
2005 A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets (TV Movie)
2005 Love Soup (TV Series)
2005 The Quatermass Experiment (TV Movie)
2005 Broken News (TV Series)
2004 Bride & Prejudice
2004 Rover's Return (Short)
2004 DNA (TV Series)
2003 Reversals (TV Movie)
2003 Canterbury Tales (TV Mini-Series)
2003 Rockface (TV Series)
2002 Mad Dogs
2002 Arena (TV Series documentary)
2000-2001 Attachments (TV Series)
2001 The Whistle-Blower (TV Movie)
2001 In a Land of Plenty (TV Series)
2000 Zehn wahnsinnige Tage (TV Movie)
1999 Sci-Fright (TV Series)
1999 Psychos (TV Mini-Series)
1998 Jinnah
1997 Sixth Happiness
1997 Clancy's Kitchen
1996 Crucial Tales (TV Mini-Series)
1996 Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love



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