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Afshan Azad
Biographical information
Born

12 February, 1988
Manchester, England, UK

Nationality

English

Gender

Female

Career
Years active

2005 to present

In Harry Potter

Padma Patil

Afshan Azad is one of the two actresses who have played Padma Patil in the Harry Potter films. She is of Bangladeshi ancestry. The casting agents visited her school and she went for the auditions with her friends. She was a fan of Harry Potter before she got into the films. Afterwards she became very serious about acting in the films. She is currently living in Manchester, she is a Muslim, of Bengali descent.

Afshan and her co-star Shefali Chowdhury became very close after acting together in Goblet of Fire. Azad is also very close friends with co-stars Bonnie Wright, Katie Leung, Evanna Lynch, and Scarlett Byrne who play Ginny Weasley, Cho Chang, Luna Lovegood, and Pansy Parkinson respectively in the films. Afshan was an A-level student who studied Chemistry, English and Media Studies at Xaverian College

Afshan also did the voice for Padma in the video-game adaption of the 5th movie.

Select filmography

Year Film Role
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Padma Patil
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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