Aarti Majumdar was born on 3 March 1978, in Connecticut, USA, and as Aarti Mann is an actress, known from starring in numerous television series, including “Heroes”, and having the recurring role of Priya Koothrappali in “The Big Bang Theory”.
How rich is Aarti Mann? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $400,000 earned through a successful career in acting. She’s also appeared in numerous short films and independent films throughout her career. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Aarti was born in Connecticut, and is of Indian ancestry, being a second-generation member of said ancestry. She grew up with an older sister and a younger brother with the family moving to several places around Pennsylvania when she was younger, including Wexford, Pittsburgh, Mt. Lebanon and Fox Chapel where the family settled. Her mother works as a physician specializing in gynecology and obstetrics, and her father was also a physician, however, he passed away while Aarti was in high school.
She attended Shady Size Academy high school, although was never really active with the school’s drama club. After matriculating, she enrolled at New York University to study film writing and directing, and concurrently also started to practice acting. She took the name Mann as an abbreviation from her actual surname, before she began acting professionally in the mid-2000s. She initially appeared in several independent films and short films, including “The Memsahib”, “Monsoon”, “The Punching Dummy”, and “Ner Tamid”.
Mann continued to develop her acting prowess by taking classes in Los Angeles, and her passion for the arts grew. She took part in commercials for Volvo, and then started to gain more roles, appearing in an episode of the web series turned television series “Quarterlife”, before guest-starring in an episode of the series “Heroes”, which focuses on ordinary people discovering they had superpowers. She then had a one episode role in “The Young and the Restless”, before gaining her most notable role in “The Big Bang Theory”, a sitcom originally focusing on five characters living in Pasadena, California.
The five characters are two physicists, a waitress who lives across the hall, and two geeky friends of the physicists. In the following seasons, more characters had starring roles, and numerous recurring characters were also cast. The show initially drew a mixed reception but improved over time, and has been nominated numerous times, receiving many awards over its entire run. In the show, Aarti plays the role of Raj’s younger sister, and is one of the lead attorneys with India’s biggest car companies. She would have an on-off relationship with one of the main characters Leonard, before it was later announced that she had already married during the 10th season.
After her appearances in “The Big Bang Theory”, Mann continued to take guest roles in other popular shows, including “Leverage”, “Suits”, “Scandal”, and “Wendell & Vinnie”. In 2012, she was cast in the independent film entitled “Sharon 1.2.3” which focuses on the story of a New Yorker having casual sex with two women named Sharon before meeting a third one of the same name. The film is made by JuntoBox Films, a known independent film company based in Santa Monica, California. She appeared in other independent films in 2015, including “Danny Collins” and “I’ll See You in My Dreams”. A few of her latest projects include guest roles in “NCIS: New Orleans”, and “Grey’s Anatomy”.
For her personal life, it is known that Aarti is married to Puvesh Mankad, who works in the finance industry, and they have a daughter together. Despite having medical professionals as parents, none of Aarti’s siblings pursued a similar career. Her brother became a journalist while her sister was the one responsible for influencing her to try her hand at acting. Her sister is a filmmaker who she worked with in her first film – “The Memsahib”.
Similar to numerous actresses, Mann is highly active online through social media, having accounts with websites such as Twitter and Facebook. She mainly uses the platform to post some of her daily thoughts and promote interesting articles. She has promoted some of her work in the television series’ she’s been in, but has not been posting on any recent acting projects. Her Facebook page is not very active, sometimes with years between posts, but it has a lot of personal pictures, many taken from photo shoots there.
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