Rebecca Hazlewood is an English actress of mixed English and Indian descent. Hazlewood was born in Wales and grew up in Kingswinford, England and studied English Literature at Bretton Hall. She is best known in the UK for her roles as Beena Shah in Crossroads and Arun Parmar in Bad Girls, and in the US for her role in the NBC primetime comedy series Outsourced. Outsourced was cancelled after completing a full season in 2011. Her other roles include Talia Ahmed in the ITV series Second Sight alongside Clive Owen, in the "Masters of the Universe" BBC1 week-long series in January 2010 as college lecturer Sia and the 2001 British Film 4 feature Dog Eat Dog with David Oyelowo, Gary Kemp and Ricky Gervais. In 2006 she featured as Beth in Meeting Helen with Madeleine Potter and Emily Woof which was filmed by DP Christopher Doyle. In Kissing Cousins the movie she appeared as a lead role.
In 2007, Hazlewood played young Parin in The Ode, based on the novel "Ode to Lata" by Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla. In 2008, Hazlewood appeared in Season 14 of the NBC drama ER, portraying Jaspreet, a cousin of Neela's, who came straight from India in order to avoid an arranged marriage.