Actress Amrita Acharia is making the most of her small-screen Good Karma.
on The Good Karma Hospital actress Amrita Acharia
WHO? The 29-year-old actress stars in new ITV medical drama The Good Karma Hospital. Nepalese-Ukranian Amrita spent her childhood in the Ukraine, Kathmandu and England before her family – her doctor father and architect mother – settled in Norway. ‘I’ve been travelling for as long as I can remember,’ she says. ‘People always ask if it was hard, but I liked it. You learn about yourself from other experiences and accumulate a lot of perspectives. I think it all played into me wanting to be an actor.’ BIG BREAK? A ‘shy kid’, Amrita discovered she enjoyed dance and drama while at school in Norway. She returned to London to go to drama school and went on to win parts in The Devil’s Double (with Dominic Cooper) and Nordic-noir drama Acquitted, as well as joining the cast of Game of Thrones. Now she’s appearing in The Good Karma Hospital as Ruby, a young British-Asian doctor who joins an overworked team of medics in a coastal South Indian town. Filming in Sri Lanka for three months was ‘like being in a bubble of paradise’, says Amrita, and working with Amanda Redman and Neil Morrissey was ‘a privilege’. Her personal highlight? Being able to discuss the day job with her father. ‘Now I know what he’s talking about!’ NEXT UP? Aside from a ‘big project in the pipeline’ – watch this space – Amrita would like to get another film under her belt. ‘The right indie film could be absolutely brilliant.’
The Good Karma Hospital continues tonight on ITV at 9pm