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Shefali Chowdhury

Shefali Chowdhury

Native name শেফালী চৌধুরী
Born 20 June 1988 (age 26)
Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales
Residence Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Nationality British
Ethnicity Bengali
Alma mater Birmingham City University
Occupation Actress
Known for Parvati Patil in the Harry Potter film series
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)

Shefali Chowdhury (Bengali: শেফালী চৌধুরী; born 20 June 1988) is a Welsh actress, known for her role of Parvati Patil in the Harry Potter film series, except for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), in which the character is played by Sitara Shah.

Early life

The youngest of five siblings, Chowdhury was born in Denbigh, Wales to Bangladeshi parents who migrated to the United Kingdom in 1980. At the age of six, she moved to Birmingham, England and attended the Waverley School before her foray into acting. Chowdhury completed A Levels at Solihull Sixth Form College.


Chowdhury is known for her performances as Parvati Patil in the Harry Potter films, starting with 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Shefali landed the role of Parvati when she was in her last year at the Waverley School in the city of Birmingham. She and Afshan Azad, who plays the character of Parvati Patil's twin sister Padma Patil, are also good friends, according to Azad.

Although her first role in a film was in Kannathil Muthamittal, the movie for which she won notoriety was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. In the film, Parvati accompanies Harry Potter, played by Daniel Radcliffe, to the Yule Ball held at Hogwarts. Daniel Radcliffe spoke about her: "I had a dance scene with Shefali. She was completely amazing." She is also a friend of actress Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films.


2002Kannathil MuthamittalRefugee
2005Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireParvati Patil
2007Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixParvati Patil
2009Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceParvati Patil

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