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Preeya Kalidas is a Actor British born on 21 june 1980 at Isleworth (United-kingdom)

Preeya Kalidas

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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 21 june 1980 (40 years) at Isleworth (United-kingdom)

Preeya Kalidas (born 21 June 1980) is a British singer and actress. She previously played Amira Masood in the soap opera EastEnders. Having done so, she returned to her career in singing, with her single "Shimmy" being released in July 2010 taken from her debut album (I'm Over It) Constant Craving, supposed to be released in September 2010.

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Filmography of Preeya Kalidas (11 films)

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Four Lions
Four Lions (2010)
, 1h37
Directed by Chris Morris
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Films about suicide, Films about terrorism, Films about Islam
Actors Riz Ahmed, Alex Macqueen, Kayvan Novak, Kevin Eldon, Darren boyd, Adeel Akhtar
Roles Sofia
Rating72% 3.648293.648293.648293.648293.64829
A group of radicalised young British Muslim men aspire to be suicide bombers. They are Omar (Riz Ahmed), who is deeply critical of Western society and imperialism; his dim-witted friend, Waj (Kayvan Novak); Barry (Nigel Lindsay), a bad-tempered and extremely rash white convert to Islam; and the naive Faisal (Adeel Akhtar), who tries to train crows to be used as bombers. While Omar and Waj go to a terrorist training camp in Pakistan, Barry recruits a reluctant fifth member, Hassan (Arsher Ali). The visit to the training camp ends in disaster, with Omar misfiring a rocket backwards that kills fellow jihadists; however, he uses the experience to assert authority on his return to Britain.
It's a Wonderful Afterlife, 1h40
Directed by Gurinder Chadha
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Goldy Notay, Shabana Azmi, Sally Hawkins, Goldy Notay, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Zoë Wanamaker
Roles Karishma
Rating54% 2.701912.701912.701912.701912.70191
Mrs. Sethi (Shabana Azmi) is a widow living in Southall who wants to marry off her only daughter, for she is alone and unhappy. Her daughter, Roopi, (Goldy Notay) is a little plump and opinionated. Mrs. Sethi finds that all her matchmaking efforts are rudely rejected. She avenges this behaviour toward her daughter by murdering the failed dates using her culinary skills. A police hunt begins for a serial murderer using a killer curry.
Britz (2007)
, 3h55
Directed by Peter Kosminsky
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Riz Ahmed, Manjinder Virk, Zahra Ahmadi, Adrian Lukis, Paul Bhattacharjee, Preeya Kalidas
Roles Shaz
Rating77% 3.88093.88093.88093.88093.8809
The story concerns two siblings, Sohail and Nasima Wahid, who have been brought up in Bradford, West Yorkshire, a city with a large British Pakistani population. Both are now students, Sohail studying law in London and Nasima studying medicine in Leeds. With new government anti-terrorism legislation being used against Muslims in the UK in the wake of the September 11 attacks in New York, Sohail and Nasima are drawn in radically different directions. Without telling any of his family or friends, Sohail becomes a member of MI5, while continuing his studies, in the belief that he hopes to help to stop terrorists before the situation deteriorates further. In doing so, he learns that some of his neighbours and childhood friends are politically militant. Nasima is trying to integrate into British society, attending medical school and even dates a black British man. When her family finds out they send her back to Pakistan for a forced arranged marriage. Her boyfriend follows her, where he is beaten severely and imprisoned by her extended Pakistani family and is only saved by Sohail's intervention. She had already planned to meet the head of a terrorist training camp, and these events lead her to make her decision. She leaves behind her personal belongings and the terrorist group fake her death using a local female. This means she no longer exists and gives her the perfect opportunity not to change her mind and carry out her intentions of a mass suicide bombing.
Twice Upon a Time, 2h12
Directed by Antoine de Caunes
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Jean Rochefort, Charlotte Rampling, Isabelle Nanty, Ian William Richardson, James Thiérrée, Charles Dance
Roles Journaliste BTV
Rating59% 2.9567152.9567152.9567152.9567152.956715
Dans les années 1970, le couple Alice d'Abanville-Louis Ruinard, respectivement actrice et réalisateur, incarnent le glamour d'un cinéma flamboyant, fait de strass et paillettes. Mais en 1975, Alice quitte Louis, et part refaire sa vie en Angleterre avec un riche Lord. Trente ans plus tard, Alice s'est spécialisée dans le théâtre classique et expérimental, tandis que Louis compte réaliser son nouveau film dans la patrie de Shakespeare. À cette occasion il reçoit un Battar d'honneur, un prix britannique pour l'ensemble de sa carrière, remis des mains mêmes d'Alice. Leurs retrouvailles se révèlent électriques.
Banglatown Banquet, 50minutes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Shabana Azmi, Shobu Kapoor, Riz Ahmed, Sam Dastor, Gerard Horan, Preeya Kalidas
Roles Afshan
Rating69% 3.453063.453063.453063.453063.45306
Sofia (Shabana Azmi) is a disillusioned Bangladeshi woman in her 50s who has lived in a council tenement block near Brick Lane since coming to England as a young bride. Her elderly Bangladeshi husband Shafiq (Renu Setna) feeling marginalised by his spouse's attendance of yoga classes, goes back to Bangladesh for a holiday and returns after a year with a pregnant teenage bride.
England Expects, 2h
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Steven Mackintosh, Keith Barron, Camille Coduri, Preeya Kalidas, Nitin Ganatra
Rating62% 3.1437653.1437653.1437653.1437653.143765
The story follows former football hooligan Ray Knight (Steven Mackintosh), a normal everyday family man who works as a security guard at a financial trading company in Canary Wharf, the symbol of corporate wealth which looms high over the impoverished communities below. Newfound social responsibilities are trampled underfoot when Ray's racist past is revived amid tensions between Whites and Asians jostling for position on the council housing list. Among those who are wanting to be rehoused in a new development is Ray's alcoholic ex-wife Sadie (Camille Coduri), and his teenage daughter Nikki (Sadie Thompson). After a failed attempt to rehouse Sadie and Nikki, and soon discovering that Nikki is involved in heroin addiction, Ray's anger drives him to re-join a BNP organisation led by his old friend Larry Knowles (Keith Barron).
Bend It Like Beckham, 1h52
Directed by Gurinder Chadha
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Feminist films, Films about immigration, Sports films, La précarité, Association football films, Political films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Parminder Nagra, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Keira Knightley, Archie Panjabi, Anupam Kher, Preeya Kalidas
Roles Monica
Rating65% 3.2980453.2980453.2980453.2980453.298045
Jesminder "Jess" Bhamra is the 18-year-old daughter of Punjabi Sikh Indians from Hounslow in west London. Jess is infatuated with football but her parents have forbidden her to play because she is a girl. She plays in the park sometimes with her good friend Tony, and his buddies, where her skills draw the attention of Juliette "Jules" Paxton, who plays for the women's team of the local club, the fictional Hounslow Harriers. Their coach, Joe, is impressed with her play and puts her on the team. Jess pretends to have a job to play with the team and Jules and Jess become best friends, despite the fact that both are attracted to Joe. Jess enlists her sister Pinky to cover for her when the team travels to Germany for a big match, but everything unravels when Jules spies Joe and Jess almost kiss, causing a breach between them, and Jess's parents find out and forbid her to continue. Meanwhile, Jules's mother wrongly thinks Jules is a lesbian and the girls' spat is a lovers' quarrel. Jess's parents are confronted by a similar accusation before Jess reveals the truth about her attraction to Joe. While the elder Bhamras are distracted by the elaborate preparations for Pinky's upcoming wedding, Jess continues to play and the Hounslow Harriers make their way towards the top of the league. Joe encourages Jess to come clean with her parents and eventually approaches Mr. Bhamra to explain she has a chance to win a prestigious scholarship, but Mr. Bhamra refuses to believe it. Jess and Jules must sort their differences, make peace with their parents, and overcome cultural prejudice to win the league championship, and earn scholarships to Santa Clara University in California.
Bollywood Queen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films
Actors Preeya Kalidas, James McAvoy, Ray Panthaki, Ciarán McMenamin, Ian McShane, Karen David
Roles Geena
Rating46% 2.3282452.3282452.3282452.3282452.328245
Geena (Preeya Kalidas) is a Bollywood fanatic from a respectable Gujarati family. She has finished school, and is at university doing a business studies course. She is dating Dilip (Ronny Jhutti), an ambitious computer whizz, but wants her love life to be like it is in the movies. However, Dilip only wants sex. Geena's family owns Ganesh Global, a clothing company which imports materials and saris from India. Geena has a part-time job working in the shop. She is also in a secret band with two other girls, Anjali (Kat Bhathena) and Neeta (Karen David).
East Is East, 1h36
Directed by Damien O'Donnell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about children, Films about immigration, Théâtre, La précarité, Films based on plays
Actors Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Archie Panjabi, Gary Lewis, Raji James, Jimi Mistry
Roles Nazir's Bride (uncredited)
Rating68% 3.448543.448543.448543.448543.44854
Jahangir "George" Khan is a Pakistani Muslim who has lived in England since 1937. He has a wife in Pakistan. He and his second wife Ella, a British Roman Catholic woman of Irish descent, have been married for 25 years and have 7 children together: Nazir, Abdul, Tariq, Maneer, Saleem, Meenah, and Sajid. George and Ella run a popular fish and chips shop in the neighbourhood.
Virtual Sexuality, 1h32
Directed by Nick Hurran
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy
Actors Laura Fraser, Rupert Penry-Jones, Amanda Holden, Preeya Kalidas, Kieran O'Brien, Steve John Shepherd
Roles Charlotte
Rating50% 2.5051652.5051652.5051652.5051652.505165
17-year-old Justine (Laura Fraser) bemoans being a virgin so, after being stood-up on a date, goes to a virtual reality exhibition with friend Chas (Luke DeLacey). There she encounters a virtual makeover machine which she uses to create a 3-D image of her perfect man. After a freak power-cut Justine finds herself inside that male body, becoming her own ideal mate (Rupert Penry-Jones). Naming this alternate self "Jake", she/he moves in with Chas to try and come to terms with being a teenage boy.