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Devika Bhise (Rani Lakshmi Bai)

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as Rani

Devika Bhise is a talented actress, dancer, and jazz vocalist. Bhise is most well known for her role as Janaki, the wife of Ramanujan, in the film The Man Who Knew Infinity starring Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel. Early in her career, Bhise was featured in The Accidental Husband, starring Uma Thurman and Collin Firth. Beyond her work in film, the actress has starred in a number theatrical productions in New York including Chad Beckim’soff-Broadway play And Miles To Go, and the lead role in Stephen Belber’s We Are Among Us, starring Edie Falco. Born and raised in New York City, Bhise attended The Brearley School, after which she attended Johns Hopkins University, where she was awarded the Hodson Trust Scholarship and the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship under the mentorship of the award- winning actor, John Astin. As a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Bhise brought the nearly extinct UNESCO heritage art form, Kudiyattam, to the United States for the first time. At eighteen years old, Bhise directed and produced a documentary short film titled Hijras: The Third Gender, which won the award for Best Social Documentary at the New York Independent Film and Video Festival. Bhise is also a trained Indian classical dancer and has performed as a soloist at numerous venues including Lincoln Center and Asia Society.

Devika enjoys jazz singing, horseback riding and is passionate about animals.

Devika is a member of SAG.