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Amrita Acharya
अमृता आचार्य
Amrita Acharia at Triforce SFF Awards 2014.jpg
Amrita Acharia at the Triforce SFF Awards in 2014
Born 1990/1991 (age 32–33)
Kathmandu, Nepal
Nationality Norwegian
Other names Amrita Acharya Dunne
Occupation Actress
Notable work
Game of Thrones
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)

Amrita Acharia (Nepali: अमृता आचार्य, also spelled Acharya) is a Norwegian actress of NepaleseUkrainian origins. She is best known for her roles as Irri in the HBO series Game of Thrones and as Dr. Ruby Walker in the ITV series The Good Karma Hospital.

Early life

Acharia was born in Kathmandu, Nepal c. 1987. Her father is a Nepalese gynaecologist who met her mother, a Ukrainian architect, while he was attending medical school in Kyiv. Acharia grew up in Kathmandu, Ukraine, England and Norway. She spent her first seven years in Nepal, before her father's job took him and his family to England and then, when she was 13, to Tromsø, Norway.

At the age of 19, having finished high school in Norway, Acharia moved to England seeking a career in acting. She trained at ALRA.


Acharia played the role of Irri, a Dothraki servant of Daenerys Targaryen in the first two seasons of Game of Thrones. Her character died during the second season.

In 2011, Acharia starred in the one-off BBC Christmas show, Lapland. She also made an appearance as a school girl in the biographical film The Devil's Double.

Acharia played the lead in the Norwegian feature film "I Am Yours", a role which landed her a nomination for Best Actress at the Norwegian Amanda Awards. The film was chosen as Norway's foreign-language Academy Awards submission.

In 2016 Acharia appeared in the role as State Prosecutor in the Norwegian TV-series Frikjent. (Acquitted)

From 2017 to present she has starred as Dr Ruby Walker in the ITV series The Good Karma Hospital. Acharia plays an NHS junior doctor who, faced with frustration at work and issues in her personal life, responds to an advert to work at a public hospital in the southern Indian state of Kerala (although the show was actually filmed in Sri Lanka rather than India). She was longlisted for the 2019 National Television Awards in the Best Drama Performance category for the role.

She is the lead in the British psychological thriller Welcome to Curiosity which is supposedly the world's first film to be entirely crowdfunded. The producers raised £200,000 through crowdfunding.

Personal life

Acharia completed the London Marathon in 2016, with a time of 03:46:07.

She is an ambassador for the charity ChoraChori, which works to rescue displaced Nepalese children from India. She speaks Ukrainian, Russian, English, and Norwegian. She does not speak Nepali, but stated she is planning to learn it.


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Year Title Role Notes
2010 In Company of Wolves Rita Short film
Collectables Woman Short film
2011 The Devil's Double School Girl
Lapland Bride TV film
2013 I Am Yours Mina Original title: Jeg er din
2014 Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead Reidun Original title: Død snø 2
Camouflage Amira
2015 Amar Akbar & Tony Richa
Of Her I Dream Sharza Short film
Queen's Mile Ania Short film
2016 Kiss the Devil in the Dark Lilly Short film
2018 White Chamber Ruth
Genesis Alexa Brooks
Welcome to Curiosity Zoe
Sibi and Dan Kate TV film
2019 Missing Link Ama Lhamu Voice role


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Casualty Neela Sarin Episode: "A Lesser Good"
2011 Doctors Saskia Tremlett Episode: "Candidate"
2011-2012 Game of Thrones Irri Recurring role, 13 episodes
2015 Pen & Paper & Laser Guns Abby Episode: "Series 1, Episode 2"
2016 Frikjent Amina Sahir Series regular, 8 episodes
2017 Red Dwarf Waitress Greta Episode: "Timewave"
2017-present The Good Karma Hospital Dr. Ruby Walker Series regular, 18 episodes
2020 The Sister Holly Fox Miniseries, 4 episodes
2022 The Serpent Queen Aabis Series regular, 8 episodes

Theatre credits

Year Title Role Venue Ref
2010 Elevator She New Diorama Theatre, London
2014 At The End of Everything Else Icka Unicorn Theatre, London
2015 The Chronicles of Kalki Kalki Gate Theatre, London
24 Hour Plays - Heroines Yvette Royal National Theatre, London
2020 The Special Relationship Anne Whyman Soho Theatre, London

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2012 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (with Game of Thrones cast) Game of Thrones Nominated
2014 Amanda Award Best Actress I Am Yours Nominated
2016 Utah Film Award Best Supporting Actress: Short/Series Kiss the Devil in the Dark Nominated
Northern Light Talent Northern Light Talent Won
2018 Maverick Movie Award Best Supporting Actress: Short Kiss the Devil in the Dark Nominated
Best Ensemble Performance: Short (with Dameon Clarke, Doug Jones, Gary Reimer, Rick Macy, Johnny Call, Amy Lia, Brian Higgins, Sonia Macari, Jake Stormoen, Jillian Joy, Beth Mayoh & James C. Morris) Kiss the Devil in the Dark Nominated
2019 The International Horror Hotel Film Award Best Creature(s) (with Doug Jones, Chris Hanson, Jonathan Martin, Rebecca Martin, Amy Lia & Jillian Joy) Kiss the Devil in the Dark Nominated
Best Supporting Actress, Short Film Kiss the Devil in the Dark Nominated
2020 CinEuphoria Award Merit - Honorary Award (with Game of Thrones cast and crew) Game of Thrones Won

See also

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