She speaks fluent Punjabi.
Her parents emigrated from India to Great Britain in the '60s.
Her father is a bookkeeper and her mother works in a factory.
She has three younger siblings.
Her breakthrough crossover role in America and the United Kingdom was Bend it Like Beckham, which was a box office hit.
Born the same day and year as actress Kate Winslet.
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