Actress & Producer of “The Warrior Queen of Jhansi” (in worldwide theaters Nov 15)
Devika Bhise was most recently seen starring alongside Jeremy Irons, Toby Jones, Dev Patel and Stephen Fry in The Man Who Knew Infinity, based on the book by Robert Kanigel. The movie, produced by Ed Pressman and directed by Matt Brown, follows the life story of genius mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. Bhise plays Janaki, the wife of Ramanujan, portrayed by Dev Patel. The film premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and was released by IFC on April 29, 2016. Devika recently wrapped the Independent film The Rest of Us, a film that tackles the complex issues of coming out, anxiety, cutting, and suicide, based on the 2015 documentary Better to Live. Early on in her career, Bhise was featured in the romantic comedy Accidental Husband that was directed by Griffin Dunne. Other cast included Uma Thurman, Collin Firth, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Beyond her work in film, the actress was seen starring in two episodes of the CBS crime drama Elementary with Johnny Lee Miller. In addition, Bhise has appeared in numerous theatrical productions including Partial Comfort’s off-Broadway play And Miles to Go, where she starred as the lead actress Tiffani Ribello. Prior to this, Bhise starred in a production of The Partition by Ira Hauptman as a student at Johns Hopkins University. The play, which is based on Robert Kanigel’s book The Man Who Knew Infinity, contributed to her achieving the role as Ramanujan’s wife in the 2015 movie adaption. Bhise attended Johns Hopkins University, where she was awarded the Hodson Trust Scholarship and the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship under the mentorship of the award- winning actor, John Astin. As a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Bhise brought the nearly extinct UNESCO heritage art form, Kudiyattam, to the United States for the first time.