Chriselle Almeida was born in Mumbai, India and raised in Fairfield, CT. She is an actress and writer, known for The Big Bang Theory (2007), Grey’s Anatomy (2005) and Sex and the City 2 (2010).
She started her career Off-Broadway in New York City and currently lives in Los Angeles. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Connecticut-Storrs and received a full scholarship towards her Master of Fine Arts in Acting from University of California, Los Angeles.
Her role as a Bollywood starlet who has an affair with a female journalist in When Kiran Met Karen caused some controversy in India. She also was a guest star playing the role of Lakshmi, a prospective bride for Raj Koothrappali who turns out to be a closet lesbian in The Big Bang Theory episode, “The Transporter Malfunction”.