Annet Mahendru is best known for her role as Nina Sergeevna Krilova on the FX period drama series The Americans from 2013 to 2016.
Parents: Olga Mahendru, Ghanshan “Ken” Mahendru
Nominations: Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Years active 2006–present
Age: 29 years and 7 months
Horoscope sign: Leo
Height: 170 cm – 5 Feet 7 Inches
Body Measurement and Size: 34-24-35 – (86.36 – 60.96 – 88.9 cm)
Bra Size: 34B
Eye Color: Light Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Early life and education
Annet Mahendru was born in Kabul, Afghanistan to a Hindu-Indian father, Ghanshan “Ken” Mahendru a a Hindu Indian educator and journalist, and a Russian mother, Olga an Russian businesswoman.
Her parents separated when she was 13 years old and she moved to East Meadow, New York, with her father.
She had what she calls a “gypsy” childhood, regularly travelling between St. Petersburg and Frankfurt before moving with her father to East Meadow, New York at age 13 after her parents separated.
Mahendru attended East Meadow High School, where she was active in competitive cheerleading and kick line teams; she graduated in 2004.
She went on to earn an English degree from St. John’s University in New York City.
Mahendru is fluent in German, Russian and English, and also speaks Hindi, French and Persian and initially wanted to use what she has called her “ethnic ambiguity” to work for the United Nations.
In high school she competed in cheerleading and kick line teams.
Annet Mahendru later studied English at St. John’s University.
She was enrolled at New York University for a master’s degree in international relations, but dropped out to pursue acting and move to Los Angeles and there, she began by taking improv courses at the renowned Groundlings school.
Annet Mahendru began her acting career in 2006, appearing in an episode of the sitcom Love Monkey, an episode of the drama Conviction, a Law & Order spinoff, and the short film “The Art of Love”.
She appeared in an episode of the HBO comedy-drama Entourage.
Her next significant roles came in 2011, in episodes of the sitcoms Big Time Rush and 2 Broke Girls.
In 2012, she starred in an episode of the sitcom Mike & Molly.
In 2013, Mahendru began playing the recurring character Nina Sergeevna on the FX drama The Americans, appeared in an episode of the crime series White Collar, and played Agent Rosen in two episodes of the crime drama The Blacklist.
She stars alongside Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell in FX’s The Americans.
The actress, model, is in 2018 famous for Missed Call, The Hollow, Metropolitan Stories.
She also starred in her first film, the fantasy horror Escape from Tomorrow, which drew attention because most of it was filmed on location at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland without permission from The Walt Disney Company, owner and operator of both parks.
In 2014, Mahendru was promoted to a series regular for the second season of The Americans.
She also starred in the comedy-drama film Bridge and Tunnel, had a voice role in the 2014 animated film Penguins of Madagascar, and guest-starred in the 2016 X-Files miniseries as Sveta, a possible UFO abductee. She played Nafisa Al-Qadi on the FX series Tyrant.
Mahendru stars in the title role of the independent feature film Sally Pacholok (2015), which premiered at and won Best Feature at the DC Independent Film Festival, in Washington, DC.
Residence She owns an apartment in Los Angeles, California, United States
Estimated Net worth 2 million Dollar (2017’s Top 20 richest actresses!)
Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Art of Love Kala Short film
2008 El Padrino 2 Serge’s Wife
2009 Erza: Fear of a Faceless God Erza
2010 Ungu Narrator Short film
2010 Duel of the Overmen Ausler Short film
2011 El Padrino II: Border Intrusion Serge’s Wife
2011 American Badass: Bernie’s Back! Janet
2011 The Hollow Katie Short film
2011 Missed Call Steph Short film
2011 Love, Gloria Katie
2011 Almaz Natasha Short film
2012 Got Rights? Afghani Female Short film
2012 Captain Planet 4 Scripty Short film
2013 Escape from Tomorrow Isabelle
2013 Metropolitan Stories Esmeralda Short film
2014 Bridge and Tunnel Kelly Jones
2014 Smokey Eyes Barbara Short film
2014 Penguins of Madagascar Eva Voice
2015 Sally Pacholok Sally Pacholok
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Love Monkey Groupie Episode: “The Onone That Got Away”
2006 Conviction Waitress Episode: “180.80”
2007 Entourage French Girlfriend Episode: “The Cannes Kids”
2011 Torchwood: Web of Lies Pilot Voice
Episode: “Missing Day: Part 1”
2011 Big Time Rush Princess Svetlana Episode: “Big Time Wedding”
2011 2 Broke Girls Robin Episode: “And the Pop-Up Sale”
2012 Mike & Molly Flight Attendant Episode: “The Honeymoon is Over”
2013–16 The Americans Nina Sergeevna Krilova 35 episodes
Nominated—Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
2013 The Blacklist Agent Rosen 2 episodes
2013 White Collar Katya Episode: “Ice Breaker”
2014 Grey’s Anatomy Ana Episode: “Only Mama Knows”
2015 The Following Eliza 4 episodes
2016 The X-Files Sveta Episode: “My Struggle: Part 1”
2016 Tyrant Nafisa Al-Qadi 8 episodes
2017 Neo Yokio Mila Malevich Episode: “The Russians? Exactly, the Soviets”
She was interviewed by Maxim in 2015. She said that Nina was not supposed to be such a big character in The Americans, but that they kept her on because they liked her and the job she did with the role. She speaks German, Russian, and English fluently and can also speak a little bit of French, Persian, and Hindi.