Vineeta Rishi

Last updated 27 July 2014

Vineeta Rishi
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Vineeta Rishi


Vineeta Rishi (born in Newcastle upon Tyne), is a British actress of Indian descent.

Rishi trained at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and is best known as PC Kapoor on ITV's The Last Detective. She is a regular on the BBC radio soap Silver Street.

In 2005 she guest-starred in the Doctor Who spin-off audio drama UNIT: The Longest Night and in 2007 appeared in the television episode Smith and Jones.

In 2007 she toured with Rifco Arts playing the title role in the Pravesh Kumar comedy "There's Something About Simmy". Rishi played Dona Marina (La Malinche) in BBC2's film "Cortes" which aired in March 2008.

In late June and early July 2008, Rishi appeared in the BBC thriller Criminal Justice, a five part crime series. She played the role of Frances Kapoor, a lawyer assigned to fight for a murder suspect in court.