Remember Ellaria Sand from Game of Thrones? Yes, the arch-nemesis of the lead character, Cersei Lannister. Well, it was Indira Varma, who played the versatile antagonist role in arguably on of the best shows in television history. The British actress started acting since 1996 and has been an integral part of some top shows like Carnival Row, Human Target, and Rome.
Born on 27 September 1973, Indira Anne Varma made her debut in 1996 in Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, and ever since, she never had to look back. So stay with us, to delve into the exciting personal life of the diva.
Indira Varma is Happily Married
Just like her resounding professional life, Game of Thrones star, Indira Varma is fortunate to experience similar luck in her personal life. She is married to a long-time lover, Colin Tierney. The two indulged in a romantic relationship early on and dated for quite sometime before deciding to tie the knot in 1996. To mark the days of their lives, Varma enjoyed a lavish wedding ceremony among close friends and family in England.
Call it destiny or coincidence, but Varma's spouse, Tierney, also happened to be an actor. He is best known for his performances in 'The Walk' (2005) and 'Nowhere Boy' (2009). However, Tierney isn't as famous as the television lover of Oberyn Martell of George R.R. Martin's masterpiece.
In 2020, the married couple will enter their 24th marriage anniversary, and they couldn't be happier.
Indira Varma: Mother of One
While the whole world saw Indira Varma as a loving mother of four children, who saw her daughter die in front of her eyes in 'Game of Thrones', she is a mother of one in real life.
Varma became a mother for the first time in 2007, as she gave birth to daughter Evelyn Tierney. Although she remains busy with shooting and acting mostly, she tries to make adequate time to spend with her husband and child. Furthermore, the diva prefers to keep her personal life details way private and beyond the wave of media and news.
Indira Varma is A Multi-Millionaire by Net Worth
Acting on Game of Thrones surely has its perks when it comes to fame and fortune. The gorgeous, Indira Varma amassed an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2020. With the amount of experience and expertise she gained from 1997, she makes a five-figured salary and far more than $39.40 per hour, the average pay of an actor.
The career journey of Indira Varma can be labeled as inspirational as the diva pushed through the ranks and burnt the midnight oil to gain the prominence. Even though she remains famous for her recurring role in 'Game of Thrones,' she appeared in shows like 'Carnival Row,' 'Paranoid', and 'Rome.' Back in 2004, the Somerset born actress starred in 'Bride and Prejudice' alongside the Bollywood sensation, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
The year 2020 looks to be action-packed for Varma; he returns to the big screen with two Hollywood movies. Both the film, 'The One and Only Ivan' and 'Dreamland' are in the post-production stage and is expected to release soon.
Indira Varma Tested Positive for COVID-19
Known with her TV role of Ellaria Sand, the 46-year-old Indira Varma fell victim to the pandemic Corona Virus as well. On March 19, 2020, she revealed how she had tested positive for the life-threatening virus.
'I’m in bed with it and it’s not nice. Stay safe and healthy and be kind to your fellow people.' Varma on her Instagram followers.
Following the outbreak, Varma couldn't make it to the rehearsals of 'The Seagull' - which she plays alongside Emilia Clarke. Consequently, the show was postponed amidst the worldwide pandemic spread.
Varma wasn't the only Game of Thrones actor to catch the virus. Two days before her diagnosis, fellow actor Kristofer Hivju, who played the fan-loved role of Tormund Giantsbane in the series, announced that he caught the virus. Varma is currently going through self-isolation with her husband and daughter in her house at Hornsey, North London.