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Nimrat Kaur to Kunal Nayyar: Indian-origin actors in American TV shows

Movies | IBNLive Movies | September 1, 2014, 1:39 pm
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 <b>Gabe Lowan, 'Beauty and the beast':</b> Sendhil Ramamurthy was born to a Kannadiga father and a Tamil mother.

Gabe Lowan, 'Beauty and the beast': Sendhil Ramamurthy was born to a Kannadiga father and a Tamil mother.

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 <b>Dr Rajesh Koothrappali, 'The Big Bang Theory':</b> Kunal Nayyar was born in London, and brought up in Delhi.

Dr Rajesh Koothrappali, 'The Big Bang Theory': Kunal Nayyar was born in London, and brought up in Delhi.

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 <b>Cece Parekh, 'New Girl':</b> Hannah Simone was born in London, to an Indian father and a mother of German, Italian, and Greek Cypriot descent.

Cece Parekh, 'New Girl': Hannah Simone was born in London, to an Indian father and a mother of German, Italian, and Greek Cypriot descent.

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 <b>Kelly Kapoor, 'The Office':</b> Mindy Kaling was born in Cambridge, to a Tamil father and Bengali mother.

Kelly Kapoor, 'The Office': Mindy Kaling was born in Cambridge, to a Tamil father and Bengali mother.

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 <b>Ellaria Sand, 'Game of Thrones':</b> Actress Indira Varma was born in England to a Hindu father and a Swiss mother.

Ellaria Sand, 'Game of Thrones': Actress Indira Varma was born in England to a Hindu father and a Swiss mother.

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 <b>Dr. Neela Rasgotra, 'ER':</b> Actress Parminder Kaur Nagra of 'Bend it like Beckham' fame was born to Sikh parents in England.

Dr. Neela Rasgotra, 'ER': Actress Parminder Kaur Nagra of 'Bend it like Beckham' fame was born to Sikh parents in England.

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 <b>Kevin Venkataraghavan, 'How I Met Your Mother':</b> Kal Penn was born in New Jersey, to an Indian couple. His mother Asmita, is a fragrance evaluator for a perfume company, and his father, Suresh Modi, is an engineer.

Kevin Venkataraghavan, 'How I Met Your Mother': Kal Penn was born in New Jersey, to an Indian couple. His mother Asmita, is a fragrance evaluator for a perfume company, and his father, Suresh Modi, is an engineer.

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 <b>Abed Nadir, 'Community':</b> Danny Pudi was born in Chicago to an Indian father and Polish mother.

Abed Nadir, 'Community': Danny Pudi was born in Chicago to an Indian father and Polish mother.

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 <b>Anwar Kharral, 'Skins':</b> Actor Dev Patel was born in London to Indian Gujarati parents.

Anwar Kharral, 'Skins': Actor Dev Patel was born in London to Indian Gujarati parents.

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 <b>Timmy Patel, 'Rules of Engagement':</b> Actor Adhir Kalyan was born in Durban, South Africa to an Indian South African family.

Timmy Patel, 'Rules of Engagement': Actor Adhir Kalyan was born in Durban, South Africa to an Indian South African family.

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 <b>Tasneem Kureshi in 'Homeland':</b> Indian actress Nimrat Kaur will be seen as a Pakistani ISI agent in the popular series.

Tasneem Kureshi in 'Homeland': Indian actress Nimrat Kaur will be seen as a Pakistani ISI agent in the popular series.

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