Place of Birth: Donnybrook, Australia
Date of Birth: 24 March, 1990
Keisha Castle-Hughes is an Australian-born New Zealand actress. She is known for playing Paikea “Pai” Apirana in the 2002 film Whale Rider.
Keisha was born in Donnybrook, Australia, and moved to New Zealand in 1991. She is the daughter of Desrae Hughes and Tim Castle. Her father, an Australian, has English ancestry. Her mother is Māori.
Keisha is the first female born in the 1990s to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting (with her nomination for Best Actress for the film Whale Rider, at the Oscars for the year 2003). She was at the time also the youngest nominee.