Indian-origin actress Archie Panjabi in disaster movie
London: British actress of Indian origin, Archie Panjabi, best known for her role in `The Good Wife`, has been cast in the upcoming disaster movie `San Andreas`.
The actress starred in 2005 in `The Constant Gardener` and played a part in critically acclaimed films like `A Mighty Heart` in 2007 and `Yasmin`, written by Simon Beaufoy, who also scripted the Oscar-winning `Slumdog Millionaire`.
The action thriller, slated for a 2015 release, is to be directed by Brad Peyton and will see Panjabi playing a reporter.
Panjabi made her film debut in the hit British film `East Is East` in 1999 and went on to star in international blockbusters like `Bend It Like Beckham` in 2002.
In 2010, she bagged the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role in “The Good Wife” at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards in London.
Panjabi won the Best Actress award for her role in `Yasmin` in 2004 at the Reims Festival in 2006 and was awarded the Shooting Star Award at the 2005 Berlin International Film Festival.
Panjabi, whose family immigrated to London from India before she was born, is among only a handful of Sikh performers ever to have won an Emmy.
The award-winning actress graduated from Brunel University with a degree in management studies.
Directed by Brad Peyton, `San Andreas` stars Dwayne Johnson in the lead role as a man who must rescue his daughter when the ground in California starts shaking.