Anya Chalotra
Anya Chalotra by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Chalotra at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1996-07-21) 21 July 1996 (age 24)
Lower Penn, England
Nationality
  • British
EducationLAMDA
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
OccupationActress
Years active2016–present

Anya Chalotra (born 21 July 1996) is a British actress primarily known for her role as Yennefer of Vengerberg in the Netflix original series The Witcher.[1] Before that she had a role in Wanderlust.[2]

Early life

Chalotra was born on 21st July 1996 in Wolverhampton to an Indian father and English mother.[3] She grew up in the village of Lower Penn, in South Staffordshire, where she lived with her parents and two siblings, an elder sister Reeya and a younger brother Arun.[4] Chalotra completed her schooling at the St. Dominic's Grammar School for Girls in Brewood[4] and later completed the one-year foundation course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art[4] before training for three years at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.[5][6]

Career

Chalotra has starred in several West End theatre productions including Much Ado About Nothing[7] and The Village.[8]

In 2019, Chalotra starred in a main role as Yennefer of Vengerberg in the Netflix fantasy drama The Witcher.[9] The series premiered on 20 December 2019.[10]

Chalotra was listed as one of Screen Daily’s ’Stars of Tomorrow’ 2020.[11]

In 2020, Chalotra starred in a television short film special, aired on Sky Arts, No Masks that is based on the real-life testimonies of key frontlines workers in East London during the COVID-19 pandemic.[12]

On 15 July 2020 it was announced that Chalotra would be headlining the voice cast of a sci-fi animation series NEW-GEN.[13]

On 13 October 2020 it was announced that Chalotra will star in a new BBC Sounds sci-fi podcast The Cipher, to be released at Christmas.[14]

Filmography

Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2018 Wanderlust Jennifer Ashman Main role
2018 The ABC Murders Lily Marbury Miniseries
2019 Sherwood Robin Loxley Main voice role
2019–present The Witcher Yennefer of Vengerberg Main role
2020 No Masks Dr. Anuja Short film (TV special)
2021 NEW-GEN TBA Main voice role
TBA Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas Lucilia Main voice role

Theatre

Year Title Role Theater
2017 Much Ado About Nothing Hero Globe Theatre
2018 The Village Jyoti Theatre Royal Stratford East
2019 Peter Gynt Sabine Royal National Theatre

Podcast

Year Title Role Notes
2020 The Cipher Sabrina Lead role

References

  1. ^ Radulovic, Petrana (1 July 2019). "Netflix reveals first look at The Witcher cast". Polygon. Archived from the original on 29 July 2019. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  2. ^ "BBC One famous for acting in - Wanderlust - Jennifer". BBC. Archived from the original on 3 August 2019. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Who is Anya Chalotra, the Indian-origin actor from The Witcher?". lifestyleasia.com. 3 June 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Heroic role for actress Anya". St Dominic's Grammar School. 13 September 2017. Archived from the original on 28 July 2019. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Guildhall School of Music & Drama | Anya Chalotra (2017)". gsmd.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 28 July 2019. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Anya Chalotra". www.nationaltheatre.org.uk. Archived from the original on 28 July 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  7. ^ Wolf, Matt (24 August 2017). "A Mexican-Style 'Much Ado About Nothing'". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  8. ^ Billington, Michael (15 September 2018). "The Village review – teenage firebrand leads resistance against patriarchy". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 25 September 2019. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  9. ^ Wise, Louis (15 December 2019). "Anya Chalotra is The Witcher's secret weapon". The Times. Archived from the original on 18 December 2019. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  10. ^ Gonzalez, Oscar (31 October 2019). "Netflix's The Witcher begins streaming in December". Cnet. Archived from the original on 31 October 2019. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  11. ^ staff2020-09-28T07:59:00+01:00, Screen. "Screen unveils the 2020 Stars of Tomorrow". Screen. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  12. ^ "Anya Chalotra joins coronavirus play No Masks". Outlook India.
  13. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (15 July 2020). "'Stranger Things' Star Finn Wolfhard, 'Witcher's' Anya Chalotra Set For Sci-Fi Animation 'New-Gen' (EXCLUSIVE)".
  14. ^ "BBC - Anya Chalotra and Chance Perdomo star in new sci-fi podcast The Cipher - Media Centre". www.bbc.co.uk.

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