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Indian-origin Archie Panjabi wins Emmy

Indian origin British actress Archie Panjabi, who starred in Bend it like Beckham has bagged the best supporting actress in a drama series for her role in The Good Wife at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards.

tv Updated: Aug 30, 2010 21:13 IST
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Indian origin British actress

Indian origin British actress Archie Panjabi, who starred in films like

Bend it like Beckham

and

East is East

, has bagged the best supporting actress in a drama series for her role in

The Good Wife

at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards.



Panjabi was pitted against the likes of Rose Byrne (

Damages

), Sharon Gless (

Burn Notice

), Elisabeth Moss and Christina Hendricks (both for

Mad Men

) and co-star Christine Baranski for

The Good Wife.



She made her film debut in the British hit film

East Is East

in 1999 and went on to star in international blockbuster films like

Bend It Like Beckham

in 2002,

imdb.com

reported.



Archie Panjabi

The actress starred in 2005 in

The Constant Gardener

and played a part in critically acclaimed films like

A Mighty Heart

in 2007 and

Yasmin

written by Simon Beaufoy, who also scripted the Oscar-winning

Slumdog Millionaire.

Panjabi won the Best Actress for her role in Yasmin in 2004 at the Reims Festival in 2006 and was awarded the Shooting Star Award at the Berlin International Film Festival 2005. The award is given to actors who are seen as "the most exciting and emerging actors from across Europe" (European Film Promotion).

The award-winning actress graduated from Brunel University, England, with a degree in Management Studies (BSc).