Archie Panjabi – When I was younger I…

When I was younger I was fat. I was never conscious of it and was…


“When I was younger I was fat. I was never conscious of it and was content with who I was because I was so loved. My mother never told me to lose weight and my father doted on me, but my agent told me. I tried, but I loved Indian food too much.”
-Archie Panjabi

Archie Panjabi – I’d love to do a…

I’d love to do a romantic comedy. And perhaps, if the character was right and…


“I’d love to do a romantic comedy. And perhaps, if the character was right and I had a good gut instinct, a Bollywood movie. And I’d love to direct. One day. I’m learning a lot on the set of ‘The Good Wife.'”
-Archie Panjabi

Archie Panjabi – I knew from a young…

I knew from a young age that I wanted to be an actor. I never…


“I knew from a young age that I wanted to be an actor. I never even thought about other careers. The acting field is certainly not the path many Indian parents encourage their children to take, but mine were very supportive. They wanted me to have an education, but understood that this is what I wanted to do.”
-Archie Panjabi

Archie Panjabi – There is a big misconception…

There is a big misconception about arranged marriage. Yes, it can mean that you meet…


“There is a big misconception about arranged marriage. Yes, it can mean that you meet someone and then have to marry them, but this was my mother saying, ‘I’m going to introduce you to so-and-so – If you don’t like them, fair enough.'”
-Archie Panjabi

Archie Panjabi – My mother wanted to be…

My mother wanted to be a teacher when she was young, and my father didn’t…


“My mother wanted to be a teacher when she was young, and my father didn’t approve of it, so she fought very hard to become one. And she did it. So when I said I wanted to become an actress, my mother was very supportive. She always said to me, ‘There’s no such thing as ‘can’t.'”
-Archie Panjabi