Archana "Archie" Panjabi (born 31 May 1972) is an English actress. She has had various roles in both UK and US television including as Mya Roy in Life on Mars and Kalinda Sharma in The Good Wife. Her portrayal earned her a Primetime Emmy Award in 2010 and an NAACP Image Award in 2012, as well as two further Emmy nominations, one Golden Globe nomination, and three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations shared with the cast. Panjabi is the first ever Asian actor and Asian woman to win a Primetime Emmy for acting. Additional notable roles include Meenah Khan in East is East (1999), Pinky Bhamra in Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Yasmin Husseini in Yasmin (2004), and Asra Nomani in A Mighty Heart (2007).