Anjli Mohindra (born 20 February 1990[1]) played Rani Chandra in The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Although the character of Rani was fifteen, Mohindra was actually nineteen when she took the role. Rani was the actress' first ongoing TV role after one-off appearances in shows such as Coronation Street. She also appeared in a 2009 episode of Law & Order: UK alongside Freema Agyeman, and had a recurring guest role in the adult-oriented series Beaver Falls.

Soon after playing Rani, in February 2012, she appeared as a new character, Gabriella Dominicci, in the Big Finish Productions audio drama Brand Management, an episode of the Bernice Summerfield box set Road Trip.

In 2015, she starred in Russell T Davies' Channel 4 drama series 'Cucumber' playing a character named Veronica Chandra, sharing a surname with Rani, whom Davies created. Though likely an intentional reference to the character, this is unconfirmed.

She also played Jyoti Cutler in the Big Finish Doctor Who audio story Scavenger, and Maris in the Gallifrey audio story Evolution.

Additionally, she narrated the Sarah Jane Adventures audiobook Judgement Day, the SJA webcomics Monster Hunt, Return of the Krulius, Defending Bannerman Road and the SJA video games Plants, Plant and Animal Habitats, Teeth and Eating and Rocks and Soils.

Mohindra later played the Queen of the Skithra in the 2020 Doctor Who television story Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror.

A year later she appeared in the Behind the Sofa special feature segment on The Collection Season 8 Blu-Ray Box Set alongside her partner Sacha Dhawan.



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