Indira Varma

Indira Varma

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Updated On December 31, 2021
Bath, Somerset, England
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Indira Varma is a famous British actress and she is popular for her role in movies like ‘Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love’, ‘Bride and Prejudice’, and ‘Game of Thrones’. Indira Varma recently tested positive for Corona Virus.

Tested POSITIVE for Corona Virus!

On 19th March 2020, Indira posted a photo on her Instagram account saying, ‘I’m in bed with it and it’s not nice. Stay safe and healthy and be kind to your fellow people’. Indira confirmed that she was tested positive with coronavirus strain COVID-19. Indira is the second to diagnose with Corona Virus after her former Game of Thrones co-star Kristofer Hivju. Kristofer Hivju was also revealed to be diagnosed positive for COVID-19 and Indira revealed her condition only two days after Kristofer.

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Caption: Indira with her team The Seagull. Source: Instagram

Indira was currently having her rehearsals of The Seagull along with Emilia Clarke which she shared the screen with. They postponed the shooting of The Seagull due to the ongoing Corona Virus outbreak. Indira is sad over the temporary closure of The Playhouse Theatre, where she and her co-star Emilia would perform The Seagull.

Furthermore, Indira has shared a wefie with her fellow cast members of The Seagull saying, ‘So sad our and so many other shows around the world have gone dark affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Early Life and Childhood

Indira Varma’s full name is Indira Anne Varma and she was born on 27th September 1973 and is 48 years old. Her zodiac sign is Libra. Indira was born in Bath, Somerset, England to Indian father and Indian mother who was of part Genoese Italian descent mother.

She is British by nationality and her ethnic background is Indian. People often mistook Indira’s parents as her grandparents because they conceived her at old age. Indira was often embarrassed about this moment Indira was the only child to her parents and she had no other siblings.

Furthermore, while growing, Indira faced a lot of racism due to her accent. So Indira used to gesticulate a lot while conversing which later encouraged her to become a mime artist when she was young. Likewise, when Indira was growing up, she grew interested in dramatics. Indira studied there from 1992 to 1995 where she graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Indira was an active member of the Musical Youth Theatre Company.

Career and Professional Life

Indira made her debut in acting through her first film, ‘Clancy Kitchen’ in 1996. Moving forward, her multi-ethnic background proved to be a bonus point for her to gain a role in various movies. Indira’s Indian background made her achieve a role in Mira Nair directed movies ‘Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love’ and ‘Bride and Prejudice’ in which Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was her co-actor. This movie gained Indira momentum in her acting history.

Furthermore, as Indira has Genoese Italian descent, she played the role of Roman wife of Lucius Vorenus, in the HBO historic series ‘Rome’ very magnificently. Likewise, Indira has also appeared as ‘Suzie Costello’ played in the science fiction drama series ‘Torchwood’.

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Caption: Indira Varma playing the role of Ellaria in Game of Thrones. Source: Making Game Of Thrones.

In that series, she played in episodes like Everything changes and They Keep Killing Suzie. Moreover, Indira has made vivid different roles throughout her acting career. Indira has played in other movies like, ‘Anna’, ‘Jinnah’, ‘Official Secrets’, ‘ Una’, ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ and ‘Sex and Death 101’.

Indira made a guest appearance in ‘Bones’. It is a US drama series where she played the character of Zoe Luther in the first season of the BBC drama, ‘Luther’. Indira’s acting career gained milestone when Indira played role of Ellaria Sand in the famous HBO serial ‘Game of Thrones’. Likewise, she has also lent her voice for the video game, ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Furthermore, Indira has also played in theatre acts. She has played in Shakespeare’s Othello at the National Theatre in London. Likewise, she has also played in Harold Pinter’s ‘Remembrance of Things Past’, ‘One for the Road’, Russian play, ‘Ivanov’, ‘The Vortex’ award-winning drama ‘The Skin of Our Teeth’, ‘Titus Andronicus’ and ‘Man and Superman’.


Moreover, her major roles in films include Denise Glass in ‘Basic Instinct 2’ (2006), Maya in ‘Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love’ (1996), Kitty in ‘Clancy’s Kitchen’ (1997), Ruttie Jinnah in ‘Jinnah’ (1998), Kiran Balraj in ‘Bride and Prejudice’ (2004), and Sonia in ‘Una’ (2016).
She has also made an appearance in many television serials.

Some of her prominent series include ‘Bones’ (2008), ‘Psychos’ (1999), ‘In a Land of Plenty’ (2001), ‘The Canterbury Tales’ (2003), ‘Love Soup’ (2005), ‘Torchwood’ (2006),‘Game of Thrones’ (2014) and ‘Paranoid’ (2016). Additionally, she has even lent her voice for the video games ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ and ‘Mass Effect Andromeda’.

As of 2020, she is appearing in the Tv series For Life in the role of Safiya Masry. Moreover, her upcoming films include The One and Only Ivan and Dreamland in the role of Madeira Brower.

Awards and Networth

Indira received the ‘Behind the Voice Actor Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in Video Game for Dragon Age: Inquisition. Furthermore, she was also nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance in her role in Game of Thrones. She has a net worth of $5 million.

Relationship Status

Indira married her co-actor, Colin Tierney. They dated for a long time and married on 29th November 1995. Furthermore, Indira has a daughter named Evelyn Tierney. Likewise, Indira lives a happy life with her family in Hornsey, London.

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Caption: Indira’s husband and daughter. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements and Social Media

Indira has a slender body type. She stands 171 cm tall in height weighing 59kg. She has a beautiful face structure with her medium black hair and dark brown eye color. Likewise, her body measurement is 35-26-34.

Indira is quite active on her social media account. She joined Twitter in December 2009 and has 11.2K followers. Her Twitter handle is @indyv9. Likewise, Indira is also active in the Instagram account and her handle is @indypindy9 and has 14.7K followers.