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Aparna Brielle
Aparna Brielle
Brielle in 2018
Aparna Parthasarathy

(1994-02-05) February 5, 1994 (age 26)[1]
Alma materLinfield College
Years active2011-present

Aparna Brielle (born Aparna Parthasarathy on February 5, 1994[1]) is an American actress. She portrays Sarika Sarkar on the NBC television series A.P. Bio.

Early life

Aparna Brielle was born in Clackamas, Oregon to Partha Rajagopal and Girija Parthasarathy and was raised in the Cedar Mill area[1] of the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area. She has one younger brother, Vijay.[2] As a child, she attended Valley Catholic School (then known as St. Mary of the Valley)[3] in Beaverton, Oregon. At the age of nine, Brielle was amongst the youngest Bharatanatyam dancers in the world to graduate in an Arangetram performance after a mere three years of training.[3] She attended the Arts & Communications High School, appearing in performances such as their fall 2011 production of Godspell, still performing as Aparna Parthasarathy.[4] Brielle then attended Linfield College, where she majored in marketing.[5]


In 2014, Brielle made her television debut on NBC's supernatural drama Grimm.[6] In 2015, she appeared in TNT's The Librarians and in 2016, she appeared in Fox's short-lived Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life.

In 2017, Brielle was cast as Sarika, "a career-driven student who's constantly trying to do everything right and climb the ladder" in the NBC comedy A.P. Bio, which premiered in 2018.[6][7]

Brielle also stars as Lorna Reddy in Dead Girls Detective Agency, one of several new digital shows produced by NBCUniversal and Snap Inc. as part of their Snap Originals series.[8] The first season began airing October 22, 2018, with a new episode available for viewing every day.[9]Dead Girls Detective Agency was renewed for a third and fourth season and began airing new episodes on August 11, 2019.

In early 2019, Brielle joined Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse, playing Jihad in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. The movie is set to release on October 15. According to Smith, the "plucky Jihad" is part of a girl gang not unlike the characters played by Shannon Elizabeth, Ali Larter, Jennifer Schwalbach, and Eliza Dushku; however, the girls are not international jewel thieves, and their specific grouping was set up as a commentary on youth and diversity being a common focal-point in Hollywood's reboots and remakes.[10]

Personal life

Brielle is a close friend of Harley Quinn Smith, daughter of filmmaker Kevin Smith, with whom she co-starred in a project in 2017.[11] The two starred together again in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.



Year Title Role Notes
2014 Grimm Jenny Episode: "My Fair Wesen"
2015 The Librarians Flirty waitress Episode: "And The Fables Of Doom"
2016 Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life Attractive woman Episode: "How to Survive Your Roommate's Girlfriend"
2018-2020 A.P. Bio Sarika Sarkar Main cast[12]


Year Title Role Notes
2019 Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Jihad


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Infinite Issues Lylyth Main Cast[13]
2017 Girly Tales Driver #1 Episode: "People Yelling at People Yelling at People"[14]
2018 Dead Girls Detective Agency Lorna Reddy Main Cast[9]


  1. ^ a b c Turnquist, Kristi (April 5, 2018). "Portland native Aparna Brielle on playing a brainy student in NBC's 'A.P. Bio'". The Oregonian. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Brielle, Aparna (September 19, 2017). "Can't believe my baby brother's a strapping young man. Happy 20th birthday, Vijay! You're a real adult now!". Instagram. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b Clarke, Kelly (February 3, 2004). "Cosmic Dancer: a young Indian girl channels her ancestors with a bright dance future". Willamette Week. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "The Arts & Communications Magnet Academy presents Godspell". ACMA. Fall 2011. Retrieved .
  5. ^ ldavis (May 12, 2014). "Linfield student nabs guest-starring role on NBC's 'Grimm'". Linfield News. Linfield College. Retrieved .
  6. ^ a b Petski, Denise (March 6, 2017). "'Redliners': Greg Germann Joins NBC Drama Pilot; Aparna Brielle In Seth Meyers Comedy". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved .
  7. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (May 8, 2017). "NBC Greenlights Comedy 'AP Bio' Starring Glenn Howerton From Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels". Variety. Retrieved .
  8. ^ Jarvey, Natalie (October 10, 2018). "Can Snapchat's Shows Keep Users From Disappearing?". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved .
  9. ^ a b Spangler, Todd (October 10, 2018). "Snapchat Sets Slate of New Scripted Originals and Docu-Series, Doubling Down on Mobile TV". Variety. Retrieved .
  10. ^ Kevin Burwick (8 March 2019). "Jay and Silent Bob's Girl Gang Gets a Reboot for International Women's Day". MovieWeb.
  11. ^ Smith, Harley Quinn (May 22, 2018). "Instagram: Harley Quinn Smith". Instagram. Retrieved .
  12. ^ Edwards, Art (January 26, 2018). "Oregon actress gets featured role in new NBC comedy". KGW. Retrieved .
  13. ^ Infinite Issues playlist on YouTube
  14. ^ Girly Tales - People Yelling at People Yelling at People on YouTube

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