Aarti Mann

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Aarti Mann

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Aarti Mann
Born Arti Majumdar
(1978-03-03) March 3, 1978 (age 39)
Connecticut, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California[1]
Nationality American
Other names Aarti Majumdar[1]
Education Shady Side Academy, New York University[1]
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006 – present
Known for Priya Koothrappali in The Big Bang Theory[2]
Home town Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania[1]
Television The Big Bang Theory
Spouse(s) Purvesh
Children Nikita (daughter)[1][3]
Parent(s) Vasanti Majumdar (mother)[1][3]

Aarti Majumdar (born March 3, 1978), better known by her stage name Aarti Mann, is an American actress. She has starred in several television programs, including a part in the sci-fi drama Heroes. She is best known for playing the role of Priya Koothrappali in The Big Bang Theory.[1][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Mann, which is an abbreviation of her married name,[1] was born in Connecticut[1] on March 3, 1978, and is a second-generation[1] Indian American[4] ancestry.

When Mann was still a toddler her family, which consisted of her parents, an older sister, Kruti, and younger brother, Nishad, moved to several places around Pennsylvania.[1] When she was a young child she lived in Pittsburgh, Mt. Lebanon, Wexford before settling in Fox Chapel.[1] Her mother, Vasanti Majumdar, a graduate out of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Passavant, still lives in Fox Chapel and is a physician specializing in Obstetrics and gynaecology.[1][3] Mann’s father, who was also a physician,[4] died while she was in high school.[1]

Despite Mann having never acted in plays during high school at Shady Side Academy in Point Breeze, she graduated with a degree in film writing and directing from New York University where she practiced acting.[1][3]


Mann began acting in the mid-2000s, initially playing minor roles. She uses both Aarti Majumdar and Aarti Mann as her professional names.[1][4][3]

I’m the daughter of two Indian, immigrant doctors and I have an older sister and younger brother and none of us has pursued medicine as a career. We’re all over the artistic side of things.[1][3]

Mann’s brother Nishad is a journalist and her sister Kruti helped influence her decision to switch to acting. Kruti, who also lives in Los Angeles, is a filmmaker and cast Mann in her 2006 film The Memsahib. While filming her scenes, Mann said she “got bit by the bug” to act and enrolled in acting classes in Los Angeles.[1][3]

Mann appeared in a commercial for Volvo and other roles followed, including a part in the web/TV series “quarterlife,” which aired briefly on NBC in 2008. She was also a guest star on Heroes in 2009. Mann appeared in the season two winter premiere of Suits on the USA Network. Mann was originally cast in the role of Stephanie for the USA pilot “Paging Dr. Freed”, but did not appear in the final version because the network envisioned a different type for the character.[1][3]

Personal life[edit]

Mann currently lives in Los Angeles with her daughter Nikita and her husband Purvesh, who works in finance.[1][4][3]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Memsahib Mirabai
Monsoon Radio announcer Short film, Uncredited
2007 The Punching Dummy Judy Short film
2009 Ner Tamid Laura Mann Short film
Todays’s Special Henna
2011 Pox Mirabai
Worker Drone Neela Short film
2012 The Monogamy Experiment Rebecca Behari
2015 Sharon_1.2.3. Heather
Danny Collins Nurse Nikita
I’ll See You in My Dreams Dr. DaSilva
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Quarterlife Sarita 1 episode
2009 Heroes Shaila 1 episode
2010 The Young and the Restless Doctor 1 episode
2010–11 The Big Bang Theory Priya Koothrappali Recurring role (Seasons 4–5); 12 episodes)
2012 Leverage Waitress Amy Pavali 1 episode (Season 5, Episode 8): The Broken Wing Job
2013 Suits Associate Maria Monroe 1 episode
Wendell & Vinnie Gina 1 episode
Scandal Agent Laura Kenney 1 episode
2015 NCIS: New Orleans Nehir 1 episode
2017 Grey’s Anatomy Holly 1 episode
Actress (23 credits)
 2017 Grey’s Anatomy (TV Series)
Holly Harner

Leave It Inside (2017) … Holly Harner
 2017 Sharon 1.2.3.
 2015 Danny Collins
Nurse Nikita
 2015 NCIS: New Orleans (TV Series)

Careful What You Wish For (2015) … Nehir
 2015 I’ll See You in My Dreams
Dr. DaSilva
 2013 Scandal (TV Series)
Agent Laura Kenney

Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington (2013) … Agent Laura Kenney
 2013 Wendell and Vinnie (TV Series)

Smart Girls & Dumb Guys (2013) … Gina
 2013 Suits (TV Series)
Maria Monroe

Blind-Sided (2013) … Maria Monroe
 2012 The Monogamy Experiment
Rebecca Behari
 2012 Leverage (TV Series)
Amy Palavi

The Broken Wing Job (2012) … Amy Palavi
 2010-2011 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series)
Priya Koothrappali

The Good Guy Fluctuation (2011) … Priya Koothrappali
The Infestation Hypothesis (2011) … Priya Koothrappali
The Roommate Transmogrification (2011) … Priya Koothrappali
The Engagement Reaction (2011) … Priya Koothrappali
The Wildebeest Implementation (2011) … Priya Koothrappali
 2011 Futurestates (TV Series)

Worker Drone (2011) … Neela
 2011 Pox
Mirabai (as Aarti Majmudar)
 2010 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)

Episode #1.9329 (2010) … Doctor (as Aarti Majmudar)
 2009 Ner Tamid (Short)
Mann, Laura
 2009 Today’s Special
Henna (as Aarti Majmudar)
 2009 Heroes (TV Series)

Chapter Three ‘Building 26’ (2009) … Shaila
 2008 Quarterlife (TV Series)

Home Sweet Home (2008) … Sarita (as Aarti Majmudar)
 2007 The Punching Dummy (Short)
Judy (as Aarti Majmudar)
 2007 The Future Dead (TV Series)
Stephanie / Wilhelmina / Woman Eating Dinner

My Husband Is So Hot (2007) … Stephanie
Siggy’s Mother’s Day Present (2007) … Wilhelmina
Living (2007) … Woman Eating Dinner
 2006 Monsoon (Short)
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 2006 The Memsahib
Mirabai (as Aarti Majmudar)

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