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Bend It Like Beckham (11-Apr-2002)

Director: Gurinder Chadha

Writers: Gurinder Chadha; Guljit Bindra; Paul Mayeda Berges

Original Score by: Craig Pruess

Producers: Deepak Nayar; Gurinder Chadha

Keywords: Comedy, Drama, Soccer

A young Indian woman defies the wishes of her traditionalist parents to pursue her dreams of becoming a professional soccer player.

Jess Bhamra, an eighteen-year old British-Indian London woman, harbors dreams of becoming a soccer player that run up against her family's desires for her to attend law school and settle down with a desirable Indian man. Demonstrating a natural skill for her favorite sport playing pick-up games in an area park, Jess is discovered by semi-professional soccer player Jules Paxton and urged to try out for her squad, working her way up the ladder towards her ultimate dream of playing in the United States' Women's United Soccer Association, facing strident opposition from her conservative family all along the way.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Keira Knightley
26-Mar-1985   Bend It Like Beckham
Parminder Nagra
5-Oct-1975   Bend It Like Beckham
Archie Panjabi
31-May-1972   Yasmin
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
27-Jul-1977   Velvet Goldmine
Zohra Sehgal
27-Apr-1912 10-Jul-2014 The Jewel in the Crown
Juliet Stevenson
30-Oct-1956   Truly Madly Deeply


Parminder Nagra   ...   Jesminder Kaur Bhamra
Keira Knightley   ...   Juliette Paxton
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers   ...   Joe
Anupam Kher   ...   Mr. Bhamra
Archie Panjabi   ...   Pinky Bhamra
Shaznay Lewis   ...   Mel
Frank Harper   ...   Alan Paxton
Juliet Stevenson   ...   Paula Paxton
Shaheen Khan   ...   Mrs. Bhamra
Ameet Chana   ...   Tony
Poojah Shah   ...   Meena
Paven Virk   ...   Bubbly
Preeya Kalidas   ...   Monica
Trey Farley   ...   Taz
Saraj Chaudry   ...   Sonny
Imran Ali   ...   Gary
Kulvinder Ghir   ...   Teetu
Harvey Virdi   ...   Teetu's Mother
Ash Varrez   ...   Teetu's Father
Adlyn Ross   ...   Elderly Aunt
Shobu Kapoor   ...   Polly
Zohra Sehgal   ...   Biji
Ahsen Bhatti   ...   Nairobi Grandson
Tanveer Ghani   ...   Video Man
Nina Wadia   ...   Wedding Guest
Hounslow Harriers
Jenni Birch   ...   Hounslow Harrier
Olivia Schofield   ...   Hounslow Harrier
Natasha Lee   ...   Hounslow Harrier
Louise Walker   ...   Hounslow Harrier
Danielle Richards   ...   Hounslow Harrier
Suzanna Keeka   ...   Hounslow Harrier
Tanya Beverly   ...   Hounslow Harrier
Sally Kirkbride   ...   Hounslow Harrier
Maki Okumurakami   ...   Hounslow Harrier
Nav Bopari   ...   Hounslow Harrier
Gary Lineker   ...   Himself
Alan Hansen   ...   Himself
John Barnes   ...   Himself
and the voice of
John Motson   ...   Himself (voice)


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