Amrit Maghera is a British actress, born in Milton Keynes, England. Her Mother is of Indian (Punjabi) descent and her Father is Scottish, English and Irish. She speaks Hindi as well as English; her Mother tongue. Her work uniquely spans across the UK, international and Bollywood TV and film industries. She starred as popular series regular, Neeta Kaur in the TV show Hollyoaks in the UK, and can currently be seen playing a lead role in Pan Nalin's female-centric, critically acclaimed feature 'Angry Indian Goddesses', on Netflix worldwide. The film's awards include first runner up at ‘The People’s Choice’ at Toronto International Film Festival, where it had it's world premiere and received a standing ovation, as well as, 'The People's Choice', at Rome International Film Festival. She has guest starred on other prime time TV shows in the UK such as BBC's 'Casualty' and has most recently finished filming a lead role in the feature film, 'Desert Dolphin', which also features Waheeda Rehman and is directed by the Los Angeles based and award winning Manjari Makijany.
Whilst acting is her passion, she actually began her career as a professional dancer (dancing for the likes of Kanye West). It was whilst working as a dancer in a Bollywood film in Mumbai that she was scouted by one of India's biggest talent agencies, Matrix, which led to her moving to Mumbai and quickly gaining immense popularity in the Indian commercial, fashion, and film industry. Her work there includes, five years as the brand ambassador of India's largest high end, cosmetics and skin care company, ‘Lakme’. She also starred in feature films, 'Mad About Dance', presented by renowned Bollywood actor Sha Rukh Khan and acted opposite Amrinder Gill in the Punjabi hit film ‘Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo’. She has worked with India’s top photographers and ad film directors, walked the runway for India’s biggest designers at Mumbai Fashion Week, has appeared in magazines including GQ and Vogue and has been tagged as one of the most promising faces by Harpers Bazaar India.