Radha Mitchell

Radha Rani Amber Indigo Anunda Mitchell (born November 12, 1973) is an Australian actress.

Mitchell was born in Melbourne and had a spiritually inclined upbringing, drawing from Hindu culture by her parents, who divorced during her childhood. Her mother is a model turned designer and her father is a filmmaker. She attended the St Michael's Grammar School. Her first name, "Radha", is of Hindu origin, where the name is described to mean devotion and is the name of the lover of teenage Lord Krishna. The other parts of her name coming from an Indian origin are Rani meaning Queen and Anunda meaning joy.

Mitchell is a vegetarian and also practices yoga.

Mitchell began her career starring on ABC TV's Sugar and Spice in 1988. Progressing to Neighbours in 1994, Mitchell played two separate characters over her 3-year stint on the show.

In 1997, she starred in two films—High Art and Everything Put Together—both Independent Spirit Award winners. Other films—including Pitch Black opposite Vin Diesel, Phone Booth opposite Colin Farrell, and Man on Fire opposite Denzel Washington—soon followed.

Mitchell gained recognition for her performance in the Academy Award–winning Finding Neverland, which co-starred Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. This performance for all co-stars earned each a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture.

Mitchell then took the title role in Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda, followed by a part with Josh Hartnett in Mozart and the Whale and then starred in the movie adaptation of the videogame Silent Hill. Most recently, Mitchell starred in Rogue with Michael Vartan. She will next be seen in Henry Poole Is Here and The Children of Huang Shi.