Sarita Khajuria was a British actress of Indian and Finnish descent.
She studied at the North London Collegiate School and gained 9 A-levels. She then went to University and gained a masters degree in International Journalism.
She made her only major film appearance in the 1993 film Bhaji on the Beach which was directed by Gurinder Chadha. She played Hashida, one of the major characters in the film who decides not to abort her unborn illegitimate child while on a trip to Blackpool. She also played an uncredited extra in Gurinder Chadha's 2002 hit film Bend It Like Beckham. Apart from these two film appearances she did not act in any other film. In 1999 she suffered severe brain injuries in a car crash but went onto recover by having to learn to read and write again.
In 2003 she was mysteriously found dead in the River Thames near Albert Bridge. She was thought to have drowned or committed suicide. The official verdict on her death has been left open to speculation but there has been no proof that her death was murder or suicide. The last time she was seen was boarding a train from Paris to Waterloo station. Her body was found with her backpack but her passport and suitcase was missing. Her death remains a mystery to this day.