Devika Bhise is an American actress, dancer, singer, and scriptwriter of Indian origin. She played the character of Janaki in the British biographical drama film ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ (2015), opposite Dev Patel.
Devika was born on Friday, 29 March 1991 (age 28 years; as in 2019), in Manhattan, New York City. Her zodiac sign is Aries. She did her schooling from The Brearley School, New York City, and later, she joined Johns Hopkins University, where she won ‘Hodson Trust Scholarship’ and was a ‘Woodrow Wilson Fellow’ too. Hub.jhu
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Family, Caste & Husband
Devika was born in an American family of the Indian origin. Her father’s name is Bharat Bhise, and her mother’s name is Swati Bhise, who is a renowned Indian Classical Dancer. She has a brother, and his name is Aditya Bhise. In 2019, she got engaged to her boyfriend, Nicholas Gilson.
When she was in the tenth standard, she was roped in for the Hollywood film, The Accidental Husband (2008). Later, she participated in her college play ‘The Partition,’ based on the life of the famous Indian mathematician, Ramanujan. At the age of 18, she directed a documentary ‘Hijras: The Third Gender,’ which was a part of her college project. Later, she acted in a few films including ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ (2015), ‘The Rest of Us’ (2018), and ‘The Warrior Queen of Jhansi’ (2019).
She has also acted in the English TV series One Bad Choice (2015) and Elementary (2015). She co-scripted the 2019 British period drama film ‘The Warrior Queen of Jhansi’ along with her mother.
Book: Circe by Madeleine Miller
Actress(es): Jameela Jamil and Audrey Hepburn
- Her hobbies include travelling and reading books.
- She is a trained Indian classical dancer.
- She has been awarded the ‘Best Social Documentary’ at the New York Independent Film Festival in 2009 for ‘Hijras: The Third Gender.’ In 2019, she received the ‘Rising Star Award.’
- She is a social activist and works for human rights.
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