11 Famous Indian American Actresses Who Go Places With Their Flair And Charm

Salena Harshini |Dec 08, 2020

With their family descent to India, these beauties are the stunning and talented icons who have carved a niche in the show business.

Hollywood has been blamed many times for its bias towards American born-and-fed actors, but we will present you with a different side of the coin today. Here is the list of famous Indian American actresses who may appear as Hollywood outsiders but have actually been welcomed in Tinseltown. Check out the native Indian American actresses who have carved a respectable niche in Hollywood!

1. Naomi Scott

Naomi Grace Scott is the daughter of a British father and an Indian-descent mother. Born in London, the actress may not work for Indian films but has become a recognizable face in the Western movie industry.

Naomi Scott is one of the hottest native American Indian actresses at the moment

Being one of the most famous Indian American actresses, Naomi Scott is known for her part as Pink Ranger in the 2017 Power Rangers movie. And the latest project that helped her become an international sensation is the successful live-action movie Aladdin.

The actress is also an amazing singer and her voice is impeccable. Naomi Scott upcoming movies are always looked forward to by fans all around the world considering how much of beauty and talent she is.

2. Hannah Simone

Hannah Simone, born in London to an English mother and an Indian father, is one of the most beautiful and famous Indian American actresses in Hollywood.

Hannah Simone
Hannah Simone does not appear on many shows but still carves a deep impression

Having stayed off the limelight for a while but she is still remembered for her roles in Oldboy, Folk Hero, Funny Guy, and especially the New Girl TV series.

3. Priyanka Chopra

PeeCee is a must when it comes to listing the list of Indian American actresses who have global popularity. The former Miss World was born in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India, and moved to the US when she was 13. As she has been going back and forth between B and H-town and has made a mark in both countries, Priyanka Chopra net worth is also something huge and enviable to a lot of entertainers out there.

There is no need to argue when it comes to Priyanka Chopra's career

She is also among those Indian actors in Hollywood movies that garnered myriads of fans for their beauty and prowess.

4. Nazneen Contractor

Born in Mumbai, India, Nazneen Contractor is also one of those influential Indian American actresses in Hollywood.

Nazneen Contractor
Nazneen Contractor and her signature bright smile

She is well-known for her part as Layla in The Border and she was also seen in big movies such as Star Trek into Darkness, Castle, among others. The actress is now happily married to Canadian actor Carlo Rota.

5. Freida Pinto

Freida Pinto who was raised in Mumbai gained mammoth fame after starring in Slumdog Millionaire.

Freida Pinto is a fix in the list of most famous Indian American actresses

The star does not do Indian movies but is known mostly for her works in British and American movies. The actress has now got engaged to her photographer boyfriend and is all set to get married.

6. Archie Panjabi

Born in Middlesex, England, Archie Panjabi is the Indian-rooted actress who has done over 20 Hollywood movies including hits like San Andreas, I Origins, Chromophobia, Bend it like Beckham.

Archie Panjabi
Archie Panjabi has been involved in a lot of films and shows

The actress whose parents are Sindhu Hindu emigrants from India also featured in many English television shows.

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7. Norah Jones

Norah Jones may be more known as a singer on the whole but she also made an attempt in acting and has her name called in the list of famous Indian American actresses. For those unknown, she is born to American concert producer Sue Jones and popular Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar aka Pandit.

Norah Jones
Norah Jones is a successful singer and actress whose root is part Indian

Music is in her gene and she has bagged a whole lot of awards for her singing. For movies, she participated in Wah Do Dem and My Blueberry Nights.

8. Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling, without a doubt, is the top representative for Indian talent in the world of Hollywood celebrities. Apart from acting, she is also a best-seller writer, director, producer comedian, and TV host.

Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling as one of the toppers when it comes to the famous Indian American actresses

For the unknown, his father is a Tamil raised in Chennai while her mother is a Mumbai-based Bengali. She is most well-known for playing in the shows such as The Office, Ocean's 8. She has also lent her voice to many famous animated movies in Hollywood.

9. Indira Varma

The list of famous Indian American actresses can’t be complete without Indira Anne Varma. Born in Somerset, England, the actress is the only child of her Swiss mother and Indian father.

Indira Varma
Indira Varma

She has been part of many English movies like Mindscape, Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, among others alogn with over 30 TV shows such as Game of Thrones, Paranoid, Rome, and more.

10. Noureen DeWulf

Noureen DeWulf whose parents are Pune-based Indian Muslims was born in New York City as Noureen Ahmed.

Noureen DeWulf scores with a steamy beauty and she is also one of the top famous Indian American actresses

The actress has been seen in many Hollywood films and shows like Ocean’s Thirteen, Anger Management, Breakaway, Hockey wives…

11. Rhona Mitra

The last but not least actress on our list is Rhona Natasha Mitra, born in London to an Irish mother and Bengali descent father. As an actress, singer, model, and songwriter, she is part of many television shows and movies.

Rhona Mitra
Rhona Mitra has Indian in her bloodline

From Doomsday, Underworld: The rise of Lycans, to The Practice, The Last Ship, she has proven her acting prowess in different genres of projects and becomes a sought-after figure in the eyes of many directors and casting crew.

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