Those who have watched season 1 and season 2 of Game of Thrones (GoT) certainly know the character of Dothraki handmaiden Irri but very few know that the character was portrayed by a Nepali girl Amrita Acharia. Yes you heard it right. Amrita Acharia (Acharya) seen as Irri in ‘Game of Thrones’ was born from a Nepalese father and Ukrainian mother.
Born in Kathmandu in 1987, Amrita lived in Nepal till she was six years old. Then she moved with her parents to England after her father Dr.Ganesh Acharia left his job in Patan Hospital. When she was 13 years, her parents shifted to Norway. Amrita wanted to start her career as an actress. To fulfil her dreams, she moved to England at the age of 19 after completion of her high school in Norway. She joined Academy of Live and Recorded Arts and graduated from there at the age of 22. Amrita had travelled many places and she grew up in different environment. She is able to speak different languages namely English, Norwegian, Russian and Ukrainian.
On 28th July, 2010, the beautiful actress was finalised to play the role of Irri in Game of Thrones, an American fantasy drama series. She had a guest part in the first season and then continued her character in the second season. Playing as a Dothraki woman, Irri had the responsibility to teach Daenerys Targaryen the customs and language of Dothraki. Irri was also the translator between Daenerys and Rakharo, the bodyguard of Daenerys. Her character ended when she was murdered during the theft of the dragons under the conspiracy of Xaro. The character of Irri was supposed to be longer according to the novel however it was brought to an end in the middle of the second season. Altogether, she was in 13 episodes of the Game of Thrones (GoT) firstly seen in ‘The Kings road’ and lastly in ‘The Old Gods and The New’.
Apart from the series, she starred in Lapland, a Christmas show. She was also a part of films like ‘I am yours’ and ‘Dead Snow: Red vs Dead’. ‘I am yours’ is a Norwegian drama film released in 2013 where she played the role of Mina whereas ‘Dead Snow: Red vs dead’ is a Norwegian- Icelandic horror comic movie where she played the character of Reidun. She also portrayed the role of a school girl in a biographical movie named ‘The Devil’s Double’. She also starred in a British short film ‘Weird Love’. She has a lead role in her forthcoming movie ‘Amar, Akbar and Tony’.
The ravishing and fashionable actress Amrita definitely blows up our mind with her looks and style. She has had what it takes to be a phenomenal actress. The gorgeous actress certainly has been able to capture the attention of worldwide viewers with her charming looks and outstanding performances. It is her positive attitude that has helped her reach the summit of success. She is undoubtedly a rising star.
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