Bath, Somerset, England
Indira Varma (born 27 September, 1973) is an English actress who is best known for her role as  Niobe of the Voreni in HBO's , which also starred Rome cast members Game of Thrones Ciaran Hinds and Tobias Menzies. She is also known for her roles in the films , Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love and Bride and Prejudice as well as the TV series Basic Instinct 2 , Luther and Human Target , which starred Torchwood Burn Gorman. She also voiced Vivienne, a major supporting character, in Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Varma is the only child of a South Asian Indian father and a Swiss mother who was part Genoese Italian. She was a member of Musical Youth Theatre Company. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London in 1995.
, Varma plays the role of Game of Thrones Ellaria Sand, the paramour of Prince Oberyn Martell. She joined the cast as a guest star in the fourth season, and was promoted to starring cast member in the fifth season.