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Date of Birth

12 November 1973, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Birth Name

Radha Rani Amber Indigo Anunda Mitchell

Height

5′ 5¾” (1.67 m)

Trivia

Mitchell has appeared twice in “Neighbours” (1985): briefly in 1994 as Cassandra Rushmore, a parachute instructor; and in the more substantial role of student Catherine O’Brien 1996-1997.

Has lived in Los Angeles, California, since 1997.

Vegetarian and practices yoga.

Woody Allen called her cellular phone personally to offer her the title role in Melinda and Melinda (2004). Radha was convinced that it was a prank until the script was delivered to her.

Full given name, Radha-Rani, is the name of the true love/main consort of the god Krishna in Hinduism, followed by the word for queen (Rani – from various Indian languages).

Her mother, who modeled on the Italian catwalk in the 1960s, had become enamored of India in the early ’70s.

The song “Elbows” by Darren Hanlon was written about Radha after he bumped into her in a disco.

Sir Mick Jagger persuaded French customs officials to let her into France to attend the Cannes Film Festival when she forgot to bring a visa with her.

Often consults acting coach Ivana Chubbuck.

Despite being Australian, the poster of The Children of Huang Shi, which is Australian-Chinese co-production, advertised “Rahda” as her first name and later it got fixed in time for DVD.

Sings karaoke.

She was a telemarketer during her university days and used different accents to get her through the day when she was bored.

Won Best Actress at the Antipodes Film Festival, St Tropez, France – October 2010 for her role in Claire McCarthy’s The Waiting City (2009).

Cousin of Penelope Mitchell.