Nimmi Harasgama was a member of the National Youth Theatre and went on to get a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts at Goldsmiths College London University. She has also trained at Groundlings Improv School in LA as well as Lesly Kahn and Co Drama School in LA.
She plays series regular Nurse Mari in The Good Karma Hospital, for which she was nominated for an NTA Award for Drama Performance for her portrayal of Mari Rodriguez in The Good Karma Hospital.. She can also been seen on Netflix in Requiem as Detective Alice Brenton.
She played the female lead in Oscar nominated director Deepa Mehta’s Funny Boy.
In summer 2022 Nimmi led in Silence, a co-production between the Donmar Warehouse and Tara Theatre, directed by Abdul Shayek.
Nimmi is also a writer and recently had a commissioned rehearsed reading by Sky of her TV series Brown Girl Panic, where she played the lead.
She has just completed filming a series lead in a new four-parter for Quay Street Productions.
Silence at the Donmar Warehouse
Nimmi Harasgama led in Silence, a vital new play commissioned to commemorate 75 years since the partition and end of British rule in India. Silence focuses on communal storytelling, centring the personal stories that witnessed this seismic period of history. A co-production with Tara Theatre and the Donmar Warehouse.