Parminder Nagra is a British actress starring as CIA agent Meera Malik in NBC's The Blacklist.

Early LifeEdit

Born in Leicester, England on October 5, 1975, Parminder Nagra is the eldest child of Sukha and Nashuter Nagra, both Sikh factory workers who emigrated from India in the 1960s. Nagra attended the Northfield House Primary School in Leicester and attended Soar Valley College as her comprehensive school. There, she played viola in the youth orchestra, as well as appearing in her first theatrical productions there.

Jez Simons, her former drama instructor, approached Nagra about joining the Haithizi Productions theatre company, of which he was the artistic director. She accepted and was cast as a chorus member in the 1994 musical Nimai presented at the Leicester Haymarket. However, she replaced the lead actress one week into rehearsal, after the original actress dropped out.


Nagra's notable roles include Jess in Bend It Like Beckham, Dr. Neela Rahgotra in ER and Dr. Lucy Banerjee in Alcatraz. She was also honored as an Olympic torch bearer as the Olympic torch passed through London for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

Other films include Twenty8k, Ella Enchanted and The Swap. TV series include Psych, The Whole Truth, Turning World and Holby City. She voiced Ada in “TRON: Uprising”.

External LinksEdit

The Blacklist Cast and Crew (Season 1)
Main Cast: · James Spader · Megan Boone · Diego Klattenhoff · Harry Lennix · Parminder Nagra · Ryan Eggold ·
Recurring Cast: Deborah S Craig · Hisham Tawfiq · Charles Baker · Amir Arison · Rachel Brosnahan · Alan Alda ·
Writers: · Jon Bokenkamp · Lukas Reiter · Patrick Massett & John Zinman · John C. Kelley · Wendy West ·
 · J. R. Orci · Amanda Kate Shuman · Joe Carnahan & Jason George · Brandon Margolis & Brandon Sonnier ·
 · Anthony Sparks · Jim Campolongo · Jonathan Shapiro · John Eisendrath · Daniel Voll · Elizabeth Benjamin ·
 · Richard D'Ovidio ·
Directors: · Joe Carnahan · Jace Alexander · Michael Watkins · Vince Misiano · Nick Gomez · Adam Arkin ·
 · Steven Surjik · Dan Lerner · Michael Zinberg · Peter Werner · Randy Zisk · Steven A. Adelson · Paul Edwards ·
 · Karen Gaviola ·
Executive Producers: Jon Bokenkamp · John Eisendrath · John Davis · John Fox
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