Role Call: Amara Karan

Role Call


Amara Karan is an actress whose debut came in the form of a Wes Anderson film, The Darjeeling Limited. She has performed Shakespeare in the West End. She also carried the 2008 Olympic Torch in London.



In Mitchell and Webb’s new three-episode comedy series Ambassadors (2013), Amara Karan’s character Isabel works with Mitchell’s and Webb’s characters as the Trade and Political Secretary at the American Embassy in the fictional country of Tajbekistan.



Amara Karan plays the love interest, Sangeet, in Simon Pegg’s goofy laundry mat comedy film, A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012), which is based on the novella by Withnail and I‘s Bruce Robinson, Paranoia in the Launderette–the story of a crime writer whose phobias get out of hand but whose phobia of laundry is completely justified.

Rita Afzal

amara3Doctor Who season 6 episode 11 (The God Complex, 2011) sees the Doctor and Amy Pond land in a creepy hotel for one of the greatest episodes of the season. Amara Karan plays Rita, a med student with a deep internal fear of her father for the shame that he can cause her and his high expectations for her. She is so observant that the Doctor nearly offers her the role of companion, but like many who get this offer, she is killed before the episode’s end.



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