Who is Aarti Mann?

American actress Aarti Mann was born in Connecticut USA, on 3 March 1978, meaning that Pisces is her zodiac sign. She has 30 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for playing Violet Ebner in eight episodes of the crime action adventure series “The Recruit”, which stars Fivel Stewart and Noah Centineo, and was created by Alexi Hawley. It tells the story of a lawyer working for the CIA who’s been involved in a dangerous international power politics case – the series has been airing since 2022.

Aarti’s currently shooting for the upcoming movie “Samskara” and the upcoming series “Untitled Alec Baldwin/Kelsey Grammer Project”.

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Education and early life

Aarti was raised by her Hindu parents, who were born and raised in Gujarat, India; she has a younger brother Nishad and older sister Kruti, and the family moved several times around Pennsylvania prior to settling in Fox Chapel. Aarti’s father was a doctor, but died when she was a teenager, and her mother Vasanti Majumdar’s still living in Fox Chapel, working as a gynecologist and obstetrician.

Aarti studied at Shady Side Academy (high school) and although interested in the film industry, she didn’t appear in any school plays during those four years. She matriculated in 1996 and then enrolled at New York University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in film writing and directing and 2000.

It remains unknown what she did for a living in the following six years, prior to launching her acting career.

Roles in movies

Aarti’s debut film role was playing Mirabai in the 2006 drama “The Memsahib”, which starred Emily Hamilton and Nawab Khan, and was written and directed by Kruti Majmudar. It follows the lives of two East-meets-West marriages, one in the 1850s and the other in the 2000s. Some of Aarti’s following roles were in the 2006 short drama “Monsoon”, the 2007 short comedy “The Punching Dummy” and the 2009 comedy “Today’s Special”. Her only other role in the 2000s was playing Mann, Laura in the 2009 short drama “Ner Tamid”.

In 2011, Aarti played Mirabai in the science fiction comedy “Pox”, which starred Kim Helms and Chris Oleary, and was written and directed by Lisa Hammer. It follows the Manson family as they’re meeting Austin Powers, and the film won a 2012 PollyGrind Underground Film Festival of Las Vegas Award for Best Unique Submission. Aarti could then have been seen appearing in the 2012 comedy “The Monogamy Experiment”, the 2015 romantic comedy “I’ll See You in My Dreams” and the 2015 biographical comedy “Danny Collins”.

In 2018, she portrayed Interpreter Jiah in the drama “Love Sonia”, which starred Abhishek Bharate and Riya Sisodiya, and was directed by Tabrez Noorani. Based on true events, the movie follows a girl as she’s trying to save her sister from international sex trafficking, and it won six of its 13 award nominations.

Aarti’s since appeared in only two movies: the 2018 comedy “Sharon 1.2.3” and the 2023 comedy “The Donor Party”.

Roles in TV series

Aarti’s debut TV series role was playing Stephanie in three episodes of the 2007 comedy “The Future Dead”, which starred Patrick M. Strong and Lance Ochsner, and mostly mocks the series “The Twilight Zone”.

Aarti was then cast to appear in the 2008 episode “Home Sweet Home” of the drama “Quarterlife”, and the 2009 episode “Chapter Three ‘Building 26’” of the science fiction fantasy “Heroes”.

In 2010 and 2011, she played Priya Koothrapali in 12 episodes of the romantic comedy “The Big Bang Theory”, which starred Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons, and was created by Bill Prady and Chuck Lorre. It follows the lives of two brilliant but not very social physicists, and a girl who’s just become their neighbor; the series aired from 2007 through 2019, and won 79 of the 333 awards for which it was nominated.

Aarti’s since appeared in only a couple of TV series – some of her most recent roles have been in the 2020 episode “… felt Super Indian” of the comedy “Never Have I Ever”, the 2021 episode “Georgia” of the drama “All Rise” and the 2022 episode “Sorry, Not Sorry” of the drama “The Good Doctor”.

Other credits

Aarti wrote and directed the 2016 short movie “Siempre”, and is the writer and director of the upcoming short horror movie “Augury”.

Love life and husband

Aarti prefers to keep her love life away from media, but it’s known that she’s today a married woman. She and American businessman of Indian descent Purvesh Mankad exchanged vows in a traditional Indian ceremony on 18 December 2010, in front of their closest family members and friends; Purvesh is today working in finance, but not many other details have been disclosed about him.

Aarti gave birth to their daughter Nikita Mankad in 2015, and the family of three is today living together in Los Angeles, California.

There are no other men whom Aarti has perhaps been with, that we know about; she’s married to Purvesh Mankad as of July 2023, and they have a daughter together.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Aarti’s appeared in a commercial of a couple of successful companies, including Volvo.

Aarti loves to read books in her spare time, and was the narrator of the audio book of Kaavya Viswanathan’s novel “How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life”.

Her brother Nishad’s a journalist, and her sister’s also involved in the entertainment industry.

Close to 30,000 people are following Aarti on Instagram today, and she’s posted only 34 pictures and videos onto the network; most of these have been taken during her everyday life.

Aarti loves animals and is believed to be a vegetarian, but she’s yet to confirm this.

Anne Hathaway’s one of her favorite actresses, while some of Aarti’s favorite movies include “The Hustle”, “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Ella Enchanted”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Aarti’s age is 45. She has brown eyes and black hair, is 5ft 2ins (1.59m) tall and weighs around 110lbs (51kgs).

Aarti’s net worth’s been estimated at over $800,000, as of July 2023.

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