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Amita Suman
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Suman in 2021
Born (1997-07-19) 19 July 1997 (age 26)
Bhedihari, Narayani, Nepal
Education Academy of Live and Recorded Arts
Occupation Actress
Years active 2018–present

Amita Suman (born 19 July 1997) is a Nepal–born British actress. She stars as Inej Ghafa in the Netflix series Shadow and Bone. She had a recurring role as Naya in The CW series The Outpost.

Early life

Suman was born in Kalikamai Rural Municipality (formerly Bhedihari VDC) of Parsa District in southern region of Nepal, to a Bhojpuri-speaking family. She went to Saint Xavier School in Birgunj. At the age of seven, Suman moved to Brighton, England. She attended Sussex Downs College (now East Sussex College Lewes) before going on to train at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, graduating in 2018.


Shortly after graduating, Suman made her television debut with minor roles in Casualty and Ackley Bridge. She landed a major guest role in the Doctor Who series 11 episode "Demons of the Punjab" as a young version of companion Yasmin Khan's grandmother, Umbreen. Suman took over the recurring role of Naya from Medalion Rahimi in season 2 of the CW series The Outpost. In October 2019, it was announced Suman would star as Inej Ghafa in the 2021 Netflix series Shadow and Bone, an adaptation of the fantasy book series The Grisha Trilogy and the Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo.


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2018 Casualty Nina Biswas 2 episodes
2018 Ackley Bridge Sameera 1 episode
2018 Doctor Who Umbreen Episode: "Demons of the Punjab"
2019 Daughter Lilah
2019, 2021 The Outpost Naya Recurring role (seasons 2, 4)
2021–present Shadow and Bone Inej Ghafa Main role
2022 The Sandman Nora Special episode
TBA Helvellyn Edge Alamo Upcoming film

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