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. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for the role, and was at the time the youngest nominee.
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.