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Pakistani-American Actress on Breaking Barriers in Hollywood!

Pakistani-American actress Nida Khurshidstars as a series regular in the new hit CW prequel series “The Winchesters”, a spin-off the hit CW series “Supernatural” which premiered as the #1 MOST WATCHED SERIES DEBUT OF THE SEASON

Born in Pakistan, at the age of 3 her family moved to a small town in Texas where she was raised Muslim – a complete culture shock. Her life has been a continuous balance of East-meets-West as an immigrant in America, especially while working in Hollywood where she has faced many cultural dilemmas as she carves out a rarely walked path in an industry that has notoriously stereotyped and gatekept her culture from entry. Nida hopes to open doors for other young brown girls in the future so that they can be both accepted and celebrated for their differences and achievements.


“The Winchesters” TRAILER:

Before “Supernatural” brothers ‘Sam’ (Jared Padalecki) and ‘Dean’ (Jensen Ackles), there were their parents ‘John’ and ‘Mary’ (Meg Donnelly). Told from the perspective of narrator ‘Dean Winchester’, “The Winchesters” is the epic, untold love story of how John met Mary, and how they put it all on the line to not only save their love, but the entire world. The series begins in 1972 while the two are in college. Nida Khurshid stars as ‘Latika Desai’, a hunter-in-training in the series, who quickly becomes part of their fab-four group of close-knit friends alongside ‘Mary’, ‘John’, and ‘Carlos’ (played by non-binary star Jojo Fleites). Set in the early 1970s during the Pakistan contrary years, ‘Latika’, who is Pakistani-Indian, also faces her own obstacles as she navigates cultural divides of her people during an implosive time in history.

Born in Pakistan, Khurshid moved to East Bernard, Texas at the age of 3 and was instantly faced with a culture shock. Raised as a Muslim and Urdu as her first language, she had to learn the cultural norms of her new country. After studying 13 years of ballet and performing on stage, she knew that she wanted to get into modeling and acting, something that at first worried her mother due to cultural perceptions. She graduated from high school and began booking modeling and commercial jobs with her mother’s blessing. Modeling afforded her the ability to travel, and she soon fell in love with learning about different cultures and people – something she attributes to her success as an actress. An avid foodie, she also enjoys taking cooking classes wherever her travels take her. After moving to Los Angeles, she began booking TV roles including two Shonda Rhimes series “Station 19” and “For the People”. She was also selected for the prestigious Disney Television Discovers: Talent Showcase.

In her free time, Nida enjoys traveling to new places, cooking delicious food, and writing poetry – and is actually in the process of writing her own cookbook with her poetry woven in. 


  1. I never heard of Winchester before but I did watch supernatural. I have to check this out.


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