Amrita’s first role in her year after graduating from drama school was as ‘Irri’, handmaiden to Daenerys Targaryen in the global phenomenon Game of Thrones. Following her character’s brutal murder, Amrita ‘rose again as queen of Nordic noir’, playing a defence lawyer in the Norwegian noir-thriller series Acquitted. She also received critical-acclaim for her performance in the Oscar-nominated Norwegian film I am Yours, Norwegian-Pakistani writer-director Iram Haq’s autobiographical drama about a divorcee and a single mother caught between two cultures. Variety praised her performance as ‘a naturally warm lead thesp, who gives a literally and figuratively naked performance’.
Amrita is the lead role in ITV’s hugely popular medical drama The Good Karma Hospital, playing a British Asian NHS junior doctor who impulsively responds to an advert for medics to work at a public hospital in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The first series averaged 8 million viewers per episode and, following an equally successful second series, was recommissioned for a third, which ITV has announced will return later this year.
Amrita joined the voice talents of Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry and many others in Missing Link, the fifth film from animation studio Laika tells of the charismatic investigator of myths and legends ‘Sir Lionel Frost’ who is on the hunt to prove the existence of a legendary creature. It will be released on April 5th 2019.
Her latest credit sees her performing alongside Russel Tovey in the new ITV Thriller series – Because the Night.
After 5 years being away from stage, Amrita is portraying an ex convict sent back to the UK from America in the critically acclaimed verbatim play: The Special Relationship at Soho Theatre.