British actress Archie Panjabi nominated for Emmy Awards 2012

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Archie Panjabi

British actress Archie Panjabi has been nominated for Emmy Awards 2012 for her role of Kalinda Sharma in CBS's prime-time drama The Good Wife.

Panjabi, who is born to Govind and Padma Punjabi - both Sindhi Hindu immigrants from India, has been nominated for the category – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series 2012.

Other nominees in the same category include Maggie Smith and Joanna Froggatt for their roles in Downton Abbey; Christina Hendricks for her role in Mad Men as well as Panjabi’s co-actress in The Good Wife – Christine Baranski.

Panjabi, 40, is both a film and television actor. Among her most notable roles are the journalist character Asra Nomani, she played in Angelina Jolie-starrer A Mighty Heart (2007). And as a British diplomat in Oscar-winning film The Constant Gardener (2005).

She is most remembered for her role in 2002 comedy blockbuster film Bend It Like Beckham.

Panjabi is also nominated for the same role this year for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

American television legal drama, The Good Wife, premiered in 2009 and the series and its cast have won numerous television awards since then. Panjabi’s role is of a private investigator and her character's signature trademark is a pair of knee-high boots. Her portrayal of Kalinda Sharma had earned her an Emmy nomination in 2010 for the same category.

The Emmy Awards ceremony was on Sunday, September 23, 2012.


Archie Panjabi lost the trophy of Best Supporting Actress - Drama to Maggie Smith of Downton Abbey. At the Emmy Awards 2012, Homeland was the biggest winner with Claire Danes (lead actress) and Damien Lewis (lead actor) bagging the best actors' trophies. Homeland also won the awards for Outstanding Drama and Outstanding writing for Drama category.

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