SPOT­LIGHT

Ac­tress Am­rita Acharia is mak­ing the most of her small-screen Good Karma.

The Mail on Sunday - You - - News - By Mi­randa Thomp­son

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

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