A Bengali in Goblet

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By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 9.11.05

Shefali Chowdhury, a second-generation Bangladeshi based in London, who plays Parvati Patil in the latest Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Her parents had migrated to England from Sylhet in Bangladesh in the sixties. Shefali was born in London in 1989. Parvati, the character played by Shefali, is a dark-haired girl who belongs to the same house ? Gryffindor ? as Harry. Described as the most beautiful girl in the year, Parvati goes with Harry to the ball as his crush, Cho Chang, accompanies another student. Parvati has a twin sister named Padma.