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Parminder Nagra was born to Sikh parents who immigrated to England from the Punjab region of northern India in the late 1960s. Affectionately known as "Mindi," her full name means "supreme goddess, princess of snakes." Her family background was decidedly working class. In 1991, at the age of 16, Parminder took a job as an usher at the Leicester Haymarket Theatre, ostensibly to watch and learn from the local talent. Her former boss recalls her as brilliant, polite, and very sweet, but also that she was quiet, giving no hints as to her future rise to stardom. In her late teens, Parminder was shown a photograph of a potential husband, but she resisted attempts by her parents to arrange a marriage for her. This small incident was more fodder for the media than a pivotal event in her young life, as her mother quickly dropped the idea.

Nagra's other notable stage roles during this period are many and include appearances in Skeleton (1997), with critical acclaim for her "bright-eyed vivacity" as the village girl; A Tainted Dawn (1997), playing a Hindu boy accidentally left in Pakistan and raised by a Muslim couple; Fourteen Songs, Two Weddings & A Funeral (1998), showing her skills as a romantic comedienne, also to critical acclaim; Krishna












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Does anyone know what she is doing after ER?

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Nagra continues to garner professional accolades and honors. In 2004, she received a Teen Choice Award nomination for her work on ER and also had the honor of being a torch bearer as the Olympic torch passed through London on its way to the Games in Athens.[2] In 2005 she took home an Outstanding Achievement in Acting Award from the South Asian Students' Alliance. Later in the year, Nagra finished filming season 11 of ER and returned to her native Leicester to work on director Amit Gupta's Love in Little India[3] in which she was cast as the female lead.

She was nominated for a 2006 Asian Excellence Award, in the category of Outstanding Female Television Performance, for her work in ER. She went on to win the award the following year.[4]

Parminder Nagra was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctors of Letters by the University of Leicester on 11 July 2007.[5]

Parminder Nagra has recently been cast in the next DC animated movie, Batman: Gotham Knight. The project is produced by Bruce Timm, who produced the Emmy-Award winning Batman: The Animated Series. Nagra will be acting alongside Batman legend Kevin Conroy, who has been voicing Batman for over 15 years. The film will be rated PG-13 like its predecessors, Superman Doomsday and Justice League: The New Frontier. She also appeared in 2008's Compulsion.

With the departure of Maura Tierney, Nagra was the leading lady of ER for the remainder of the series.

On January 17, 2009 Nagra married her boyfriend of seven years James Stenson, a photographer. The couple had two ceremonies: a civil one and a Sikh one. ER castmates Scott Grimes (Dr. Morris) performed at the reception along with John Stamos (Dr. Gates) on drums. Former ER castmate and good friend, Maura Tierney officiated over the ceremony.[6]

On May 19, 2009 James and Parminder welcomed their first child together, a boy named Kai David Singh Stenson.[7]. It was announced on People.com on May 27, 2009, of Kai's birth.

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