Shannon Esrechowitz

Other names of Shannon Esrechowitz: Shannon Esra

Shannon Esra also known as Shannon Esrechowitz is a South African actress. She has been working in films and television for a long time. When she was just four, she acted for the first time in a nursery school concert. She was also seen at different talent contests, which was held at local levels. Even before she completed her graduation, she made her acting debut in I Dreamed of Africa. She played the character of Siri. She completed her graduation in Dramatic Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand. She bagged the award for the Best Performance by a New Comer for her role in I Dreamed of Africa.

She acted in theater acts at Japes, Six Inches in 2003 and Homebound in 2004. With acting in a Bollywood film, Salam-e-Ishq, Shannon became the first Caucasian actresses in a lead role. She played the role of a Canadian girl who comes to India when she came to know her boyfriend is getting married to someone else in India. She meets Raju (Govinda) – a taxi driver, who helps her in India and she falls in love with him. She worked in films like Life is Wild, Number 10 and The Triangle.

Parminder Nagra English Actress

Parminder Nagra

Parminder Nagra is a British born-Indian origin actress famous for ‘Bend It like Beckham’ (2002), ‘ER’ (2003-2009) and ‘Ella Enchanted’ (2004). Parminder was born on 5th October 1975 in Leicester, Leicestershire, London (U.K), to Sukha and Nashuter Nagra, who shifted to the UK in the 1960s. Parminder went to Northfield House Primary School in Leicester. She is the eldest of the four siblings. Nagra dropped out of High School when she was approached by Jez Simons of Theatre Company Haithizi Productions. Her first break was in 1994 when she was cast as the Princess in Pantomime Sleeping Beauty, a stage show. She did many stage shows over the years, A Tainted Dawn, Fourteen Songs, Two Weddings and a Funeral, The Square Circle and River on Fire. Parminder’s breakthrough role that brought her fame was the role of Jess Scar in Bend It like Beckham along with Keira Knightley. The movie was directed by Gurinder Chadha and was a big hit at the box office. She has received several accolades including the FIFA Presidential Award in 2002, which no other woman has ever won. She did a role in Ella Enchanted along with Anne Hathaway, as a friend to Anne’s character. Nagra did two TV serials on Channel 4. Viola in ‘Twelfth Night’ and Heere Sharma in ‘Second Generation’ based on the Shakespeare’s play, King Lear. She appeared in Tenth Season of ER as a medical student of Anglo-Indian origin named Neela Rasgotra. Nagra did the role of Meera Malik in the NBC drama ‘The Blacklist’. Nagra married James Stenson, a photographer on 17 January 2009 and divorced him in 2013. She has one child with him. Parminder has been honoured with the D. Litt (Doctor of Letters) from Leicester University.    

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