Amrit Maghera is a London based, professional model turned actress of Indian, English and Scottish origin. She can currently be seen playing a lead role, 'Joanna Mendes' in Pan Nalin's, international, award winning film 'Angry Indian Goddesses'. It recently won the People's Choice award at Rome international film festival and also won 1st runner up (coming second place to Oscar nominated film 'Room'), at The Grolsch People's Choice Awards at TIFF 2015. In December it released all over India where it received critical acclaim and is set for global release later this year. She is at present filming for and can be seen on Channel 4's 'Hollyoaks' as the character 'Neeta Kaur'; The Dog's' new landlady and part of the new 'Nightingale' family. Previous work also includes a lead role in the street dance feature film Mad About Dance (Essel Vision, producers of 'The Lunchbox'), which released in 2014 in India and was promoted by renowned Bollywood star 'Sha Rukh Khan', as well as Punjabi comedy hit 'Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo' opposite Amrinder Gill, released in cinemas worldwide - for which she received excellent reviews . She has been tagged by Harpers Bazaar India as ‘One of the most promising new-comer actresses this year’.
As broad as her heritage is, so too is her array of talent as she is an actress who can also sing and dance professionally. She has sung the lead vocals on the 'Mad about Dance' soundtrack and has previously danced for the likes of Kanye West and Guns n’ Roses.
Amrit has also recently gained immense popularity in India as one of the most sought-after faces in the fashion and entertainment industry, mainly due to her on going contract as the brand ambassador of the cosmetic giant Lakme (India’s highest top end cosmetic company). She signed a five-year contact with the brand, after being scouted on the sets of a Bollywood film in Mumbai, whilst working as a back-ground dancer from London. From anonymity, she was put on billboards, television and in the magazines of every household and a slew of other major brand endorsements and opportunities soon followed. She has worked with and starred along side some of Bollywood’s biggest names such as, Arjun Rampal and Akshay Kumar, has worked with most of India’s top ad film directors and photographers and has graced the front cover and featured in many top international magazines including GQ, Harper's Bazaar, FHM, Vogue, Maxim, Verve and Femina.
Her training includes a BA (1st) in Performing Arts from Winchester University, a diploma (A) in acting from The Barry John Acting Studio in Mumbai and classes at The Actors Temple in London. She has also trained in commercial styles of dance since the age of five and continues to do so.
Her extremely versatile look, broad skill set and ability to speak fluent Hindi as well as English (her mother tongue), allow her to play roles across the board. She is hard-working, professional, determined, never one to shy away from a challenge, able to pickup new skills quickly and passionate about everything she decides to do.