Amrita Acharia - Biography

Last Modified: Jul 18, 2020

Amrita Acharia
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: Game of Thrones
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : July 31, 1987 (age 35)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Amrita Acharia
Birth Place: Kathmandu, Nepal
Horoscope: Leo
Father's Name: Dr. Ganesh Acharya
Mother's Name: Koozya Dodger
Siblings: 3

Maya Acharya (older sister)
2 sisters

University: Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, London
Ethnicity: Mixed (Nepalese, Ukrainian)
Nationality: Norwegian, Nepali, British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.57 meter (5 feet 2 inch)
Weight: 55 kg (121.25 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 8 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 32 inch
Waist Size: 28 inch
Hip Size: 32 inch
Bra Size: 32
Cup Size: B

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Who is Amrita Acharia?

Amrita Acharia is an actress by profession, British by nationality, Nepalese-Ukrainian by ethnicity. She is best known for her role as Irri in the HBO series Game of Thrones and in ITV series The Good Karma Hospital as Dr. Ruby Walker. 

Amrita Acharia: Age, Parents, Siblings

Amrita Acharia was born on 31 July 1987 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Her surname is also spelled, Acharya. She was born to father Dr. Ganesh Acharya, a gynecologist and a Ukrainian mother Koozya Dodger who worked as an architect. 

She is not the only child of her parents and has siblings, 3 sisters including older sister named Maya Acharya. Her parents had met while at medical school in Kiev. At the age of 7, Acharia moved along with her parents to England as her father had taken a job there.


Source: Instagram (Amrita Acharia with her mother and sister)

Education, Ethnicity

When she was 13, the family again moved to Tromsø, Norway where she completed her high school. She went on to study drama in Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, London, graduating in 2009.

As her parents frequently moved from country to country, she had the advantage of learning, gaining experience and learn languages. She is fluent in Ukrainian, Russian, English, and Norwegian. She does not speak Nepali but has plans to learn it in the near future.

Her ethnicity includes Nepalese, Ukrainian.

Amrita Acharia: Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Social Media

Amrita Acharia is secretive of her personal life, both past, and present. Thus nothing is known for her boyfriends. She is not married sans husband and does not have children.

As for social media, Amrita Acharia is active on Instagram, Twitter but is not active on Facebook.

Amrita Acharia: Career

Before fame

After completing high school in Norway, then 19-year-old Acharia moved to England to pursue a career in acting. Her early roles were in TV series were in Casualty (2010), Doctors (2011), Lapland (2011).

Also read: Daniel Portman - Actor of Game of Thrones 


Source: Royal Television Society (Amrita Acharia, Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones)

Amrita Acharia landed the recurring role of Irri in season 1 and 2 of Game of Thrones (2011-2012). Her character was killed by fellow handmaiden Doreah (played by Roxanne McKee) in season two. Speaking of her death scene in Game of Thrones, she shared,

“I’m waiting for Daenerys to come back so I’m running up the stairs. “Khaleesi, are you back yet?” And the dragons are gone. Out of nowhere, there’s a noose around my neck. I think it’s hard to be strangled onscreen because obviously to an extent to make it look real, you really have to be a bit strangled. So I had massive bruises on my neck the next day. I was proud. Battle scars. Death scenes are fun.”

But the scene did not make into the final show and was deleted.

Films, Series

Since then Acharia has acted in Acquitted (2016), Red Dwarf (2017) and as Dr. Ruby Walker, the main character of The Good Karma Hospital (2017-present). 

In the film section, she has portrayed minor roles in The Devil's Double (2011), Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead (2014), Amar Akbar & Tony (2015), Welcome to Curiosity (2018) and lent her voice in Missing Link (2019).

Also read: Tobias Menzies - Actor of Game of Thrones, Outlander 

Source: Instagram (Amrita Acharia with The Good Karma Hospital cast) 


She also works with UK based children’s charity, ChoraChori that rescues trafficked Nepali children and rape victims. Trafficked children are rescued and brought back from India. The charity also helps in rehabilitation of the trafficked children into their Nepali societies.

Worked with

While on the set of Game of Thrones, she starred alongside Jacob AndersonWill Tudor, Roxanne McKee, Bella RamseyRoger Allam  to name a few.

Acharia’s The Good Karma Hospital co-stars include Amanda Redman, James Floyd, Neil Morrissey, Nimmi Harasgama, among others.

Amrita Acharia: Net Worth, Salary

Both of her net worth and annual salary are under review.

Amrita Acharia: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Amrita Acharia is active on Instagram and Twitter with thousands of followers.

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