I never felt at home in London, because people were constantly telling me I didn't belong here, so after a while, you tend to believe that.
I think that reality TV is so bad. It is a tool by the media to not make people think.
It is not easy to get parts in mainstream films for most people of color. Hollywood and British writers are not writing parts for us, or the directors are not interested in casting us in parts that are color-blind.
If you don't take the chance to live life, what can you say at the end of it?
The older I get, the more I'm prepared to do things for the money.
I couldn't bloody believe a prime-time TV show would have an Iraqi ex-Republican Guard torturer as a main character.
Just because I never went to university doesn't mean you can't read, although I do feel a bit uneducated from time to time.
Los Angeles is the only place that I can honestly say I have ever called home.
I was always in trouble from an early age. I had a fraught relationship with my parents, who were very traditional. Doing plays at school was a joyous release.
Older women know who they are, and that makes them more beautiful than younger ones. I like to see a face with some character. I want to see lines. I want to see wrinkles.
My mum made a conscious decision not to teach me any Indian languages so I wouldn't talk with an accent.
I'm not an academic, but I've always loved poetry since I've been small.
A slice of hot, buttered toast is the perfect meal. It's not too much and not too little, and it gives you just the right buzz.