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Parminder Nagra Net Worth

Parminder Nagra Net Worth 2018: Wiki, Married, Family, Wedding, Salary, Siblings

Parminder Nagra net worth is
$1.5 Million

Parminder Nagra Wiki/Biography

Born Parminder Kaur Nagra on the 5th October 1975, in Leicester, Leicestershire England, she is an actress, best known to the world as Dr. Neela Rasgotra in the TV drama series “ER”, and as Ellen Nadeer in the TV action-adventure series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, among many other differing appearances.

Have you ever wondered how rich Parminder Nagra is, as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Nagra’s net worth is as high as $1.5 million, an amount earned through her successful career in the world of entertainment, active since the early ‘90s.

Parminder Nagra Net Worth $1.5 Million

Parminder, of Sikh ancestry, she is the oldest child of Sukha and Nashuter Nagra, who emigrated to the UK from India in the ‘60s. She grew up in her hometown with her three younger two brothers and sister. She went to Soar Valley College, where she also played the viola, and took part of in few theatrical productions.

She left school after completing A-levels, and was asked by her school drama teacher to join Haithizi Productions in Leicester, so in 1994 she became a chorus member of the musical “Nimai”, but was eventually promoted to the lead singer when that cast member dropped out after a week of rehearsals.

Encouraged by her early success, Nagra moved to London, honing her stage acting skills by appearing in the pantomime “Sleeping Beauty”, premiered at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. She then signed contracts with the small Indian theatre companies Tamasha, and Tara Arts, among others, and thanks to her success on stage in the mid- ‘90s, she made a few notable appearances in the second half of the decade, in such productions as “Skeleton” in 1997, “Fourteen Songs, Two Weddings & A Funeral” (1998), and “The Square Circle”, among others, which really established her net worth.

She slowly diversed into screen roles too, starting with supporting parts in such productions as the TV series “Casualty” (1996-1998), and the television film “King Girl” in 1998.

She waited until 2002 for her first notable appearance on screen, when she was chosen for the role of Jesminder ‘Jess’ Kaur Bhamra in the cult film “Bend It Like Beckham”, starring next to Keira Knightley and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, which launched Parminder to stardom and increased her wealth to a large degree, since the film grossed more than $76 million with just $5 million budget. The following year she started portraying Dr. Neela Rasgotra in the TV series “ER”, and through 2009 featured in more than 125 episodes of the highly acclaimed series, which also contributed to her net worth. Concurrently Nagra featured in other productions, such as the fantasy film “Ella Enchanted” in 2004, then romantic comedy film “In Your Dreams” and the drama film “Compulsion” both in 2008. She then waited for two years for another notable role, when she was chosen for the cast of the film “Horrid Henry” in 2011, and the following year played Dr. Lucy Banerjee in the TV series “Alcatraz”. In 2013, Parminder was rather busy, as she worked on several productions, including the television film “Reckless”, then the TV series’ “The Blacklist”, and also “Psych”. She subsequently had more success in 201, and 2017, when she started playing Senator Ellen Nadeer in the TV series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”, and Dr. Sarinda Khatri in the TV series “Fortitude”, which considerably increased her wealth by a large margin.

Regarding her personal life, Nagra was in a five years-long relationship with fellow actor Kieran Creggan, and was then married to photographer James Stenson from 2009 until 2013; the couple have a son, born in 2009.

Back in 2004, Parminder carried the Olympic torch through London, while on its way to Athens, Greece, where the games were held.


Full NameParminder Nagra
Net Worth$1.5 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 5, 1975
Place Of BirthLeicester, Leicestershire England
Height1.58 m
ProfessionActress
EducationSoar Valley College
NationalityBritish
SpouseJames Stenson (m. 2009–2013)
ChildrenKai David Singh Stenson
ParentsSukha Nagra, Nashuter Nagra
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/parmindernagra
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0619406/
NominationsBritish Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star Female, European Film Audience Award for Best Actress
MoviesBend It Like Beckham, The Blacklist, Alcatraz, Ella Enchanted, Horrid Henry: The Movie, Compulsion, Twenty8k, The Whole Truth, Batman: Gotham Knight, Fortitude, Second Generation, Postman Pat: The Movie, Always and Everyone, Twelfth Night, or What You Will, In Your Dreams
TV ShowsAlcatraz, The Whole Truth, ER, Always and Everyone, The Blacklist
#Quote
1On arranged marriage: When I was 18 my mother gave me a photo of a man and said I'd marry him. I told her then I was never going to have an arranged marriage. No one has ever forced me to do anything against my will. (2009)
2On her first sex scene in Compulsion (2008): I always said I'd never do a nude scene but now I have. I know there will be a huge fuss when "Compulsion" comes out. It's partly because of the fact I'm Asian. People don't expect me to do that. I never expected myself to do that. I always said 'No' and then, finally, I reached a point where I thought, 'It's now or never'. My mum will probably disapprove but I'll deal with that. I'm old enough now to make decisions like this (2009).
3About her biggest fashion disaster: When I was 13, I was really into Madonna. I'd wear leggings, short skirts, big blouses, big belts, a pearl choker, big earrings, bracelets - I was a mess. I thought I was a mini- Madonna (2007).
4When asked who was the better kisser on ER (1994): "All my cast-mates want to know that! They were both special in their own way [laughs]. John and his stubble gave me a rash. With Shane, it was more gentle and smooth. The funniest moment was directly after kissing Shane, we were eating Chinese food and drinking coffee. Then we shot more kissing scenes; we had mints on hand!" (2007).
5"I love cooking. I couldn't do any of these L.A. diets because I love my Indian food too much. If there was a Zone diet that included Indian food, maybe I'd do it...I should invent it!" (2007)
6About David Beckham and Victoria Beckham moving to L.A.: "It's so funny that people think that we would naturally be hanging out. No, not happening! I met them once, and they were lovely. I think it's kind of inevitable that they would end up here. I was like, "Wow, he's getting paid quite a lot of money!" (2007).
7When asked if people still ask her about her film Bend It Like Beckham (2002): Yeah, I met somebody at a party and they were like, "Which one of the two girls were you?" I said, "I was the brown one! (2007).
8About wanting children: "Yes. I don't want to be an old mother. I think five years is about right." (2007)
9When asked about her marriage plans for the future: "Not yet. My theory right now is that if it ain't broke...! I'm not going to leave it too long, but not just yet. There are a few things that I still want to do. And it's so much hassle trying to plan a wedding [laughts]. I just want it to be perfect." (2007)
10The top question I always get is, "What was it like to kiss Jonathan Rhys Meyers, you lucky cow?" What can I say? He was great to kiss. Good lips. It was embarrassing, actually. The first time we had that kissing scene, I actually forgot my lines, I got so lost in it. "There was silence all around me and I thought 'Why is everything so quiet?' I looked around and then said, 'Oh, it's me, isn't it?'" (on kissing Rhys-Meyers in Bend It Like Beckham (2002))
#Fact
1Filed for divorce from her husband of 3 years James Stenson [February 1, 2012].
2Gave birth to her first child at age 33, a son Kai David Singh Stenson on May 19, 2009. Child's father is her ex-husband, James Stenson.
3On 11 July 2007 she was awarded an Honorary DLitt (Doctor of Letters) from Leicester University. Leicester is her home town.
4A portrait of Nagra, painted by Stuart Pearson Wright, hangs in London's National Portrait Gallery.
5In Bend It Like Beckham (2002), her character Jess' scar was actually not part of the original script. It was added in based on a real scar Nagra has on her leg. Her pants caught fire when she was young, she was placed in a tub of water so the fabric stuck to the skin. When the fabric was removed it pulled a great deal of skin with it, causing the scarring.
6Her breakthrough crossover role in America and the United Kingdom was Bend It Like Beckham (2002), which was a big box-office hit.
7She has three younger siblings.
8Her father is a bookkeeper and her mother works in a factory.
9Her parents emigrated from India to the UK in the '60s.
10She speaks fluent Punjabi.

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fortitude2017TV Series
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.2016TV SeriesSenator Ellen Nadeer
Evil Men2015TV MovieSarah Killas
Kingmakers2015TV MovieRadha
NCIS: Los Angeles2015TV SeriesElla Deshai
Postman Pat: The Movie2014Nisha Bains (voice)
The Blacklist2013-2014TV SeriesMeera Malik
Psych2013TV SeriesRachael
Reckless2013TV MovieSusan
TRON: Uprising2012TV SeriesAda
Twenty8k2012Deeva Jani
Alcatraz2012TV SeriesDr. Lucy Banerjee
Horrid Henry: The Movie2011Miss Lovely
Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon2011Video GameOps
The Whole Truth2010TV SeriesPilar Shirazee
Tere Ishq Nachaya2010Harpreet (Kamal's cousin) (as Parminder Kaur)
ER2003-2009TV SeriesNeela Rasgotra
Compulsion2008TV MovieAnjika Indrani
In Your Dreams2008/IICharlie
Batman: Gotham Knight2008VideoCassandra (voice)
Maya the Indian Princess2005Short voice
Ella Enchanted2004Areida
Second Generation2003TV MovieHeere Sharma / Sonali Sharma (as Parminder K. Nagra)
Twelfth Night, or What You Will2003TV MovieViola
Always and Everyone2002TV SeriesSunita Verma
Bend It Like Beckham2002Jesminder 'Jess' Kaur Bhamra
The Swap2002TV MovieHotel Receptionist (uncredited)
Judge John Deed2001TV SeriesIshbel McDonald
Holby City2000TV SeriesTina
Donovan Quick2000TV MovieRadhika (as Parminder K. Nagra)
Goodness Gracious Me2000TV SeriesVarious
Park Stories1999Short
Casualty1996-1998TV SeriesAsha Guptah / Ayisha
King Girl1998TV MovieAyshe (as Parminder K. Nagra)
Turning World1997TV SeriesSabina
Dushmani Jattan Di1991as Parminder Kaur

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bend It Like Beckham2002performer: "Hot Hot Hot" 1983

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Previously On: E.R.2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Behind Your Dreams2008Video documentaryHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2008TV SeriesHerself
Balls of Steel2008TV SeriesHerself
Movie Connections2007TV Series documentaryHerself
2007 AZN Asian Excellence Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2006TV SeriesHerself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHerself
2006 Asian Excellence Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter & Nominee
Ella Enchanted: A Red Carpet Premiere Special2004TV Movie documentaryInterviewee (as Parminder K. Nagra)
The View2003-2004TV SeriesHerself
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
2003 Radio Music Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
21st Century Bard: The Making of Twelfth Night2003TV Series documentaryHerself / Viola (as Parminder K. Nagra)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003TV SeriesHerself
Le foot fait son cinéma2003TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Parminder K. Nagra)
She Shoots, She Scores: The Making of 'Bend It Like Beckham'2003Video documentary shortHerself (as Parminder K. Nagra)
GMTV2002TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
De 'Los Serrano' a 'Cuenta atrás'2007TV MovieDr. Neela Rasgotra

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2004EMMAEthnic Multicultural Media Awards, UKBest Television ActressSecond Generation (2003)
2002Golden WaveBordeaux International Festival of Women in CinemaBest Actress (Meilleure Comédienne Long Métrage)Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2008OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
2007OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
2004OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Breakout TV Star - FemaleER (1994)
2003Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest NewcomerBend It Like Beckham (2002)
2002British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsMost Promising NewcomerBend It Like Beckham (2002)
2002Audience AwardEuropean Film AwardsBest European ActressBend It Like Beckham (2002)

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