Annet Mahendru

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Mahendru in 2014, photo by

Birth Name: Anita Devi Mahendru

Place of Birth: Kabul, DR Afghanistan

Date of Birth: 5 November, 1985

*Punjabi Indian (father)
*Russian (mother)

Annet Mahendru is an American actress. Her roles include Nina on The Americans, and Huck on The Walking Dead: World Beyond.

Annet was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, to an Indian Hindu father, Ghanshan “Ken” Mahendru, and a Russian mother, Olga Vladimirovna Katareva. Her father is a journalist and educator from Delhi, whose family moved to Afghanistan on business. Annet was raised in Afghanistan and St. Petersburg, Russia, then moving to Frankfurt, New York, U.S., with her father when she was thirteen. She is fluent in Persian, Russian, German, and English, and also speaks Hindi and French.

Annet is married to Australian writer and director Louie Gibson, with whom she has two children. Louie is the son of Australian-American actor and filmmaker Mel Gibson and the brother of Australian actor Milo Gibson.

Annet’s maternal grandmother’s name is Nina Yakovlevna.


6 Responses

  1. suburbanwinemom2020 says:

    Change the ethnicity to:
    *Punjabi (father)
    *Russian (mother)

    Mahendru is a Punjabi name: The last name Mahendru in India is most common in Punjab.

    Here, it says she’s the daughter of a Punjabi father:

  2. jonasbttencourt says:

    thats an interesting combination

  3. Capricious says:

    Funny how Northern Europe and Indian mix folks tend to look Middle Eastern or Italian. Very interesting.

    • lelo4 says:

      She doesn’t look Middle Eastern let alone Italian, she looks Afghan.

    • automatik says:

      Because North India, Pakistan, Iran, Middle East, Greece, Italy are all part of the Offwhite OG Aryan 1.0 Race. What’s called “white” are part of the Aryan 2.0 evolved de-melaninzed (also also genepool improved through hardship of travels and survival of the fittest) group.

  4. ann says:

    Her mother is Olga Vladimirovna Katareva.

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