Annet Mahendru is an American actress who is well-known for the portrayal of Nina Sergeevna Krilova in the American period spy thriller television series, ‘The Americans’. For the portrayal of this role, she was nominated by the Critics’ Choice Television Award for the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in the year 2014.

Likewise, she is also famous for playing the role of Nafisa Al-Qadi in the 2016 American political drama television series ‘Tyrant,’ where she made a total of 8-episode appearances. Currently, she can be seen playing the main role of ‘Jennifer Huck Mallick’ in the American post-apocalyptic horror drama limited series, ‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond.’

Quick Info
Full NameAnita Devi Mahendru
Date of Birth August 21, 1989
Birth PlaceKabul, Afghanistan
Parent(s)Ghanshan Mahendru, Olga Mahendru
Height1.7 m
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Louie Gibson
Net worth $4 million

Early Life and Bio

Annet Mahendru’s full name is Anita Devi ‘Annet’ Mahendru. She was born on 21 August 1989 in Kabul, Afghanistan, to a mother whose name is Olga Mahendru and to a father whose name is Ghanshan ‘Ken’ Mahendru, who is an Indian educator and a journalist.

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Unfortunately, her parents separated when she was just 13 years old, and she was then raised in New York City after having a ‘gypsy’ childhood, frequently moving from one place to another.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Annet Mahendru is currently 32 years old. She stands at the height of 5 feet and 7 inches (1.70m/170cms) tall and weighs around 58kgs (128lbs). Moreover, she has a slim body figure with a body measurement of 34-24-35 inches, respectively. In addition to this, she has a pair of brown-colored eyes with dark brunette hair color. 

Annet Mahendru was born in Afghanistan, but she now holds an American nationality. She belongs to a Hispanic ethnicity and descends from Afghan, Russian, and Indian ancestry. She is a Christian and practices Christianity as her religion and her zodiac sign is Leo.

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Education: Schooling/University

Annet Mahendru studied and completed her high schooling in 2004 from the East Meadow High School, a public high school in the Free School District of East Meadow. She actively participated in cheerleading and kicked lining during her school days.

For further education, she studied at Saint John’s University, a private Catholic university located in New York City, from where she completed an English degree. She also enrolled in the New York University, a private research university located in New York City, to major in International Relations but decided to drop out of college to pursue a career in acting.


Annet Mahendru gave her debut performance in the year 2006 when she played the role of Kala in the short movie, ‘The Art of Love.’ Following this role, she went on to play the role of Serge’s wife in the 2008 movie ‘El Padrino 2’, the role of Erza in the 2009 movie ‘Erza: Fear of a Faceless God’ and the role of the narrator in the short movie, ‘Ungu’ and the role of Auster in yet another short movie, ‘Duel of the Overmen’ both in the year 2010.

Likewise, she has appeared in numerous short movies like ‘The Hollow,’ ‘Missed Call’ and ‘Almaz’ where she portrayed the roles of Katie, Steph and Natasha respectively all in the year 2011, ‘Got Rights?’ and ‘Captain Planet 4’ in the year 2012 where she portrayed the role of an Afghani female and Scripty respectively, ‘Metropolitan Stores’ where she portrayed the role of Esmeralda and ‘Smokey Eyes’ where she played the role of Barbara.

Moreover, she can also be seen in movies like the 2013 American independent black comedy movie, ‘Escape from Tomorrow’ where she made an appearance with the role of Isabelle, the 2014 American comedy-drama movie ‘Bridge and Tunnel’ where she played the role of Kelly Jones and the 2014 American computer-animated spy comedy action movie, ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ where she lent her voice for the role of Eva.

Her most recent work came in 2015 when she played the main role of Sally Pacholok in the movie with the same name, ‘Sally Pacholok.’ In addition to this, she is also set to star as Alice Hayes and Kitty / Locasta in the upcoming movies of 2021, ‘Manifest West’ and ‘Grow’ respectively.

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Annet Mahendru gave her debut performance on television in 2006 when she appeared with a small role in the groupie of the American comedy-drama television series, ‘Love Monkey.’ Likewise, she has appeared for an episode each in numerous television series like ‘Conviction’ in the year 2006, ‘Entourage’ in the year 2007 alongside Bryan Tanaka,  and Brian Hooks, ‘Torchwood: Web of Lies’ in the year 2011, ‘Mike and Molly’ in the year 2012 and ‘White Collar’ in the year 2013.

The breakthrough moment of Annet Mahendru’s career came in the year 2013 when she was cast for the role of Nina Sergeevna Krilova in the American period spy thriller television series, ‘The Americans’, where she played for a total of 35 episodes alongside Anthony Arkin and Elizabeth Masucci.

Likewise, she has also had the recurring role of Nafisa Al-Qadi for 8 episodes of the 2016 American political drama television series, ‘Tyrant.’ Furthermore, she can currently be seen playing the lead role of Jennifer ‘Huck’ Mallick in the American post-apocalyptic horror drama limited series, ‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’ since the year 2020.

Besides this, she has also contributed her talent by playing Fiona’s role for an episode of the American procedural drama television series ‘Prodigal Son.’

Awards and Achievements

Annet Mahendru was awarded the Television, Internet and Video Association of DC (TIVA-DC) Peer Award for the Best Acting on Camera – Fiction, Female category for her work in the biographical romantic drama movie, ‘Sally Pacholok’ in the year 2015.

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Personal Life: Husband

Annet Mahendru is married to the Australian writer and director Louie Gibson. He is the son of the famous American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson. The couple was blessed with a son in the year 2018.

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Annet Mahendru with husband Louie Gibso

What is Annet Mahendru’s Net Worth?

Annet Mahendru earns primarily from her acting career. As of the year 2020, she has an estimated net worth of around $4 million.

Social Media Presence

Annet Mahendru is active on social media platforms. Her official Instagram account (@annetmahendru) has over 42 thousand followers, and her official Twitter account (@AnnetMahendru) has over 21 thousand followers. Moreover, she has over 9.1 thousand followers and over 9 thousand likes on her official Facebook page (@annetmahendruofficial).

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