Anjli Mohindra


Anjli Mohindra is a British actress known for her television roles in The Sarah Jane Adventures as Rani Chandra, as Nadia in the BBC One series Bodyguard, and as Josie Chancellor in the ITV series Dark Heart. In 2018, she played Tara Lohia opposite Simon Callow in the original ghost story The Dead Room written by Mark Gatiss.[3] In 2021, she played Surgeon Lieutenant Tiffany Docherty in the BBC One drama Vigil.

Anjli Mohindra
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Mohindra in 2022
Born1989 or 1990 (age 31–32)[1]
London, England
Years active2005–present
Partner(s)Sacha Dhawan[2]

Early lifeEdit

Mohindra was born 1989 or 1990 in London, and grew up in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire.[1][4] Her family is Hindu originating from Punjab, India.[1][5] She attended Jesse Gray Primary School and West Bridgford School. She later joined Nottingham Central Junior Television Workshop.[6] She trained in acting at the Carlton Workshops.[7]

In a 2018 interview about her personal style, Mohindra said that she had been a tomboy whilst growing up, sometimes wearing her brother's hand-me-down clothes.[8]


Mohindra played the role of Rani Chandra in The Sarah Jane Adventures on CBBC, where her character is a few years younger than her. Mohindra played a small part in an episode of teen TV series The Inbetweeners,[9] and appears briefly as Sophie Martin in episode twelve of Law & Order: UK.[10] She also appears on Beaver Falls as Saima. She guest starred in an episode of Legends of Tomorrow as Punk Charlie. She initially declined the role of Nadia in Bodyguard until learning there would be more depth to her character than she assumed.[11]

ITV drama Wild Bill features Mohindra as a regular lead, opposite Rob Lowe.[12][13]

She appeared as Queen Skithra in the 12th series of Doctor Who, broadcast in 2020.[14]

In May 2020, Mohindra wrote People Under the Moon, a short film set during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown starring Gwilym Lee as a medic who joins a dating app on the eve of lockdown.[citation needed]

Mohindra played the role of Surgeon Lieutenant Tiffany Docherty in the 2021 BBC One drama Vigil. Upon release, it was the most watched new drama that year from the BBC with 10.2 million viewers. She is a central character in the 2022 Sky TV sci-fi drama The Lazarus Project.[15]



Year Title Role Notes
2015 Miss You Already Kira
2017 The Boy With The Topknot Bindi
2021 Munich – The Edge of War Joan


Year Title Role Notes
2005–2006 Coronation Street Shareen 2 episodes
2006 Doctors Gemma Fox Series 7; Episode 125
2008–2011 The Sarah Jane Adventures Rani Chandra Series 2–5; 41 episodes
2008 The Inbetweeners Charlotte's Friend 1 episode; "Will Gets a Girlfriend"
2009 Law and Order UK Sophie Martin 1 episode; "Love and Loss"
2010 Holby City Mindy Kapoor 1 episode; "The Butterfly Effect: Part Two"
Sarah Jane's Alien Files Rani Chandra 1 episode
2011 Beaver Falls Saima Series 1; Episode 1 and 4
2012 Casualty Meera Hussein Series 26; Episode 36: "Teenage Dreams"
The Black Scholes Conspiracy Dee
2013 Coming Up Roxy Series 11, Episode 4: "Doughnuts"
2014–2015 My Jihad Fahmida 4 episodes
2014 The Missing Amara Suri Series 1
2015 Cucumber Veronica Chandra
Cuffs Nasreen Iqbal Episode 8
2016 Paranoid PC Megan Waters Main role; 1 series
2016–2018 Dark Heart DC Josie Chancellor Main role; 6 episodes
2017 Revolting Zaynab 1 episode
Bancroft Zaheera Kamara Main role; series 1
2018 Midsomer Murders Faiza Jindal Series 20, Episode 1 "The Ghost of Causton Abbey"
Bodyguard Nadia Ali 4 episodes
Legends of Tomorrow Charlie Episode: "Dancing Queen"
The Dead Room Tara Lohia 1 episode
2019 Wild Bill DCC Lydia Price Main role
2020 Doctor Who Queen Skithra Series 12; Episode: "Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror"
Daleks! Mechanoid Queen Voice only
2021–present Vigil Surgeon Lieutenant Tiffany Docherty
2022 The Lazarus Project Archie Filming

Voice overEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2012 Bernice Summerfield Gabriella Dominicci Serial; "Road Trip" [16]
2013 Gallifrey Maris Series 5 [17]
2014 Doctor Who: The Monthly Adventures Jyoti Cutler Serial; "Scavenger" [18]
2019 Time War Calla Volume Three [19]
2020 Doctor Who: The Fifth Doctor Adventures Captain Riya Nehru Serial; "Wicked Sisters" [20]
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures Omara / Barmaid / Frann Serial; "Precious Annihilation" [21]
Doctor Who: The Monthly Adventures K’Marree-943 / Jennifer Huxley / Myorrah / Alice / Milal Serial; "Shadow of the Daleks" [22]
2021 Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventures Nisha "Stranded: Volume Two" [23]
2022 The Eighth of March Rani Chandra Serial; "The Turn of the Tides" [24]
Doctor Who: Redacted 3 episodes
2023 Rani Takes on the World Upcoming audio series [25]


  1. ^ a b c Harvey, Chris (24 September 2018). "Bodyguard star Anjli Mohindra: 'Nadia isn't an Islamophobic stereotype – playing her was empowering'". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  2. ^ Osborne, Emma (24 September 2018). "Bodyguard's Anjli Mahindra's life away from the BBC drama uncovered as her FAMOUS boyfriend is revealed". OK. Retrieved 31 January 2022.
  3. ^ The week in TV: The ABC Murders; Watership Down; You; The Dead Room; Mrs Brown’s Boys Euan Ferguson, The Guardian, 30 December 2018. Retrieved 26 June 2019
  4. ^ "Anjli hungers for a real taste of home". Nottingham Post. 16 October 2013. p. 36.
  5. ^ Mohindra, Anjli (23 September 2018). "What starring in Bodyguard taught me about self-acceptance". Stylist. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  6. ^ "James Pulford went to see the Central Drama Workshop perform Scary Play by Judith Johnson". Retrieved 11 December 2009.
  7. ^ "Anjli Mohindra interview - from Bodyguard to Wild Bill, she's on a role". The Scotsman. 22 June 2019. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  8. ^ In The Closet: Bodyguard Actress Anjli Mohindra Takes Centre Stage in flowing gowns Laura Mulley,, 20 September 2018. Retrieved 26 June 2019
  9. ^ "The Inbetweeners (2008)". IMDb. Retrieved 12 December 2009.
  10. ^ "Law and Order UK (2009)". IMDb. Retrieved 12 December 2009.
  11. ^ Bond, Kimberley (28 September 2018). "Why I turned down the role of Nadia in Bodyguard". Radio Times. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  12. ^ Nottingham's Bodyguard and Dark Heart actress Anjli Mohindra to star alongside Rob Lowe in new ITV drama Wild Bill Rachel Gorman,, 8 November 2018. Retrieved 29 June 2019
  13. ^ Wild Bill IMDB, Retrieved 26 June 2019
  14. ^ Doctor Who Series 12: new director, actor, character discovered Andrea Laford,, 10 June 2019. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  15. ^ Manning, Charlotte (6 September 2021). "Vigil becomes BBC's most watched new drama of 2021". Metro. Retrieved 22 September 2021.
  16. ^ "13. Bernice Summerfield: Road Trip - Bernice Summerfield - Big Finish". Retrieved 28 January 2022.
  17. ^ "5. Gallifrey Series 05 - Gallifrey - Big Finish". Retrieved 28 January 2022.
  18. ^ "184. Doctor Who: Scavenger - Doctor Who - The Monthly Adventures - Big Finish". Retrieved 28 January 2022.
  19. ^ "3. Doctor Who: Time War 3 - Doctor Who - The Eighth Doctor Adventures - Big Finish". Retrieved 28 January 2022.
  20. ^ "Doctor Who: Wicked Sisters - Doctor Who - The Fifth Doctor Adventures - Big Finish". Retrieved 28 January 2022.
  21. ^ "1.2. Doctor Who: Precious Annihilation - Big Finish". Big Finish. Retrieved 28 January 2022.
  22. ^ "270. Doctor Who: Shadow of the Daleks 2 - Doctor Who - The Monthly Adventures - Big Finish". Retrieved 28 January 2022.
  23. ^ "2. Doctor Who: Stranded 2 - Doctor Who - The Eighth Doctor Adventures - Big Finish". Retrieved 28 January 2022.
  24. ^ "2. The Eighth of March 2: Protectors of Time - The Worlds of Doctor Who - Special Releases - Big Finish". Retrieved 28 January 2022.
  25. ^ "Anjli Mohindra to return as Rani in Sarah Jane Adventures spin-off". Radio Times. Retrieved 19 July 2022.

External linksEdit

  • Anjli Mohindra at IMDb  
  • Anjli Mohindra on Twitter