Portrayed as the title character's wife in "The Mystic Masseur"
Cast as the daughter of a pedophile in "Split Wide Open"
Co-starred in "City of Joy"
Appeared in "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones"
Had title role of "Manika", about a 10-year-old who has visions of a past life
Had one of the leading roles in the British stage musical "Bombay Dreams"
Had title role in "The Terrorist"; released internationally in 2000
Had featured role in the ABC miniseries "Arabian Nights"
former editor of <i>Debonair</i>; also once taught engineering
St Xavier's College
"I have always been very individualistic when it comes to my work-choices and I guess now it's paying off. I have never desired to be part of mainstream cinema.so in the genre that I do fall into, I've been pretty lucky so far. Also I feel that this is a good time to be in India, professionally speaking. Art cinema is not as closely defined and limited as it used to be in the seventies. Now there is greater opportunity for a parallel cinema to exist. --Ayesha Dharker in a 1999 interview with IndiaInfoline,com
On auditioning for Andrew Lloyd Webber who produced the London stage musical "Bombay Dreams", Ayesha Dharker told London's Evening Standard (February 6, 2002): "It is a dream come true for me. I met him when he came to India more than a year ago to announce he was going to do the musical. Then I got a call a few months back from the Really Useful casting people and I auditioned for him singing jazz - I was so happy to get the part."