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Tamla Kari was born and raised in Coventry on 27th July 1988. She attended Wyken Croft and Earlsdon Primary Schools and later went on to Alderman Callow (now renamed Westwood) School and Community College. She started dance lessons at the age of four in tap, modern dance and gymnastics. At a later stage she also took up ballet, musical theatre and street dance and continued this training up until the age of 20.  Before gaining a place at Drama Centre London, she also attended a local drama group in Coventry called St Finbarr’s Youth Arts for a few years which specialised in performing Irish plays. This led to her being part of the community cast in The Belgrade Theatre’s production of The Wedding. Although Tamla enjoyed acting, dancing became her main priority. It wasn’t until she was doing her A-Levels, which included French, Biology and Drama and Theatre Studies that she realised that she wanted to pursue a career in acting. Two years after leaving school she moved to London to begin her course at drama school. During her 2nd term of her final year at Drama Centre, Tamla was lucky enough to win the role of Lucy in The Inbetweeners Movie. Drama Centre were very supportive and released her from the course to film in Mallorca. After shooting finished, she returned to complete the final term and graduated with a 1st in BA(Hons)Acting. After graduating, Tamla filmed two episodes for Season 4 of Being Human on BBC3 and an episode for the new series of Silk on BBC1 both of which are due to air in the Spring of 2012. At the end of January 2012 she began rehearsing for the play, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, directed by Matthew Dunster and performed at The Manchester Royal Exchange theatre from February to April. Tamla was awarded Best Newcomer at the 2012 Manchester Theatre Awards for her performance. Tamla filmed a new BBC sitcom Cuckoo co-starring Greg Davies and Helen Baxendale in the summer of 2012. Tamla played the part of Rachel, a Daddy’s girl who returns from her gap year with a new husband, Cuckoo, a self- appointed spiritual ninja. In late 2012 Tamla started filming The Job Lot, a new ITV sitcom with an air date in early 2013. In March 2013 Tamla starts filming the BBC America’s New Drama Series The Musketeers where she will play Constance Bonacieux this is due to air on the 19th of January 2014 on BBC1.
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Welcome to Tamla-Kari.com, the first online fansite and your best source for everything on the talented British actress Tamla Kari. We strive to provide you with the latest news, videos and more on Tamla’s career. Having come to prominence as Lucy in The Inbetweeners Movie, Tamla then had roles in the BBC’s Being Human and Silk, as well as a leading role in BBC3’s Cuckoo. Tamla can next be seen in the new ITV sitcom The Job Lot which should air in early 2013. In January 2014 Tamla stared in the new BBC America’s Drama Series The Musketeers. We hope you enjoy your visit and come back soon !