Afshan Azad

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Afshan Azad
Born Template:Safesubst:12 February 1988 (1988-02-12) (age 26)Template:Safesubst:Longsight, Manchester, United Kingdom
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Alma mater Xaverian College
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present
Known for Padma Patil in Harry Potter film series

Afshan Azad (born 12 February 1988) is an English actress best known for playing the role of Padma Patil in the Harry Potter film series.


[edit] Career

Azad is known for her performances as Padma Patil in four of the Harry Potter films, starting with 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Azad earned the part when casting agents visited her school, and after having attended several auditions, chose her for the part.[1][2]

[edit] Personal life

Azad is from Longsight in Manchester, England.[3] She is of Bangladeshi descent. Azad was an AS-level student studying Chemistry, Biology, English and Business Studies at Xaverian College in Rusholme.[3]

[edit] Assault court case

On 29 June 2010, Azad's father and brother appeared in Manchester Magistrates' Court, charged with threatening to kill her.[4] Afshan's father and brother attacked her because of her relationship with a non-Muslim man (who was Hindu).[5][6] They were released on bail. The brother of the actress was also charged with "assault occasioning actual bodily harm". Afshan is apparently staying with her friends in London.[6][7] The actress did not attend court on 20 December 2010, when the prosecution accepted her brother's guilty plea to assault occasioning actual bodily harm. A judge ruled both men were not guilty of threatening to kill the actress.[8]

On 21 January 2011, Azad's brother was imprisoned for 6 months.[9]

[edit] Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Padma Patil
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Padma Patil Also provided voice for video game
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Padma Patil
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Padma Patil

[edit] References

  1. "NR chats to GOF's Patil twins". BBC. 17 November 2005. Retrieved 2007-06-11. 
  2. Snitchseeker.Com[dead link]
  3. 3.0 3.1 Halle, Deborah (13 February 2006). "Student off to Hogwarts – again". Manchester Evening News. 
  4. By the CNN Wire Staff (2 July 2010). "Relatives of Harry Potter actress charged in attack". Retrieved 2010-07-03. 
  5. 6.0 6.1 Reporter, Staff (1 July 2010). "Family 'attack' on Harry Potter girl | The Sun |News". London: The Sun. Retrieved 2010-07-03. 
  6. Black, Caroline (2 July 2010). "Afshan Azad Allegedly Threatened and Assaulted by Family, Say Reports – Crimesider". CBS News. Retrieved 2010-07-03. 
  7. BBC News 20 December 2010: Harry Potter actress's brother admits attacking her
  8. BBC News – Harry Potter actress's brother jailed for attacking her

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