Indira Varma - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 4, 2022

Indira Varma
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: Game of Thrones (TV series), Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $1.5 million

Personal Details

Born on : September 27, 1973 (age 50)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Indira Anne Varma
Birth Place: Bath, Somerset, England
Horoscope: Libra
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: No Sibling(s)
University: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Indian, Swiss, Genoese-Italian)
Nationality: British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband's Name: Colin Tierney
Children: 1

Evelyn Tierney (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.71 meter (5 feet 7 inch)
Weight: 59 kg (130.07 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 10 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 26 inch
Hip Size: 34 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: B

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Who is Indira Varma?

Indira Varma is an actress by profession and British by nationality. She is best known for her role in Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, Paranoid, and as Ellaria Sand in Game of Thrones.

Indira Varma – Age, Family, Education

Indira Varma’s birth took place on 27 September 1973 in Bath, Somerset, England. She was born as Indira Anne Varma to an Indian father and a Swiss-Italian mother. She is the only child of her parents and does not have any siblings. 

Indira Varma with her father (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

She enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London in 1992, graduating from the same in 1995. Varma was also a member of the Musical Youth Theatre Company.

Her ethnicity includes Indian, Swiss, and Genoese-Italian.

Indira Varma – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Indira Varma is a married woman. She married her longtime boyfriend Colin Tierney in 1996. With her husband, she has a child- a daughter named Evelyn Tierney. The couple resides in Hornsey, London and there have been no rumors of extramarital affairs or divorce.

Colin is also an actor and is well known for starring in The Walk (2005), Nowhere Boy (2009), and Splintered (2010). 

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Source: Dan Wooller (Indira Varma, Colin Tierney)

Indira Varma – Career

Before fame

Indira Varma started her career soon after graduation in 1996. That year she was cast as Maya in the film Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love and in the TV series Crucial Tales. 

This was soon followed by roles in Clancy's Kitchen (1997), Jinnah (1998), Bride and Prejudice (2004) and in TV series Psychos (1999), Attachments (2000-2001), In a Land of Plenty (2001), Arena, Broken News (2005), Little Britain (2005).

Finally, in 2005, she landed her breakthrough role of Niobe of the Voreni in the TV series Rome. She portrayed the character until 2007.

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Source: ScoopWhoop (Indira Varma in Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love)

Films, Series

Since then Indira Varma has starred in Torchwood (2006), 3 lbs (2006), The Whistleblowers (2007), Moses Jones  (2009), Human Target (2010-2011), Silk (2012), and Paranoid (2016). Carnival Row (2019).

In 2014, Varma landed the role of Ellaria Sand in Game of Thrones, portraying the character until 2017. In films, she has starred in Mindscape (2013), Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), Official Secrets (2019), The One and Only Ivan, Dreamland, and Netflix's Holiday Secrets  (2019) among others.

She is also active in theatre and has been acting in plays since 1997.


Indira Varma has starred alongside Lino Facioli, Will Tudor, Pilou Asbæk, Peter Dinklage, and Carice van Houten.

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Source: Pinterest (Indira Varma as Ellaria Sand in Game of Thrones)

Indira Varma – Awards, Nominations

Varma was nominated for 2016’s Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for her role in Game of Thrones.

Indira Varma – Net Worth, Salary

Varma’s net worth and salary have not been officially estimated. However, online sources have claimed her net worth to be  ‎$5 million.

Indira Varma – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Social media, she is active on Twitter but is absent from Facebook and Instagram, although many fan accounts are set up in her name.

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