Sakina Jaffrey is a 59-year-old American actress who has been in the TV shows and film industry since 1988 till now. She was born in a highly reputed family whose both parents are from the Show-Business Industry. She followed her parent’s footsteps to build her career in the profession of acting and has accomplished her passion. Likewise, she is well known for her playing the role of ‘Doctor Hickman’ in the crime drama television series, ‘Third Watch’.

Quick ProfileSakina Jaffrey
Birth Date14 February 1962
Birth PlaceNew York, United States
ParentsFather: Saeed Jaffrey
Mother: Madhur Jaffrey
Star SignAquarius
HusbandFrancis Wilkinson
KidsCassius Wilkinson, Jamila Wilkinson
NationalityAmerican, Indian
Height5 feet 8 inches (1.74m)
Weight61 kg (134 lbs.)
Body Measurements32-26-32 inches
Net Worth$3 million

Early Life

Sakina Jaffrey was born on 14 February 1962 in New York, United States. She was born to father ‘Saeed Jaffrey’; an iconic Indian-British actor and mother ‘Madhur Jaffrey’; an actress. Both her parents were actors but unfortunately, her parents got separated when she was just 3 years old. After the separation, she lived with her mother and her sister; ‘Meera Jaffrey’ in New York. Besides that, she is a 59-year-old actress with ‘Aquarius’ as her zodiac sign.

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Sakina Jaffrey attended Vassar College which is a private liberal arts college in Poughkeepsie, New York. There she graduated with a major in the Chinese Language. She had a lot of interest in the language and the culture of Chinese people and was planning to become a translator with no plans of acting as a career in the future. But soon she took interest in acting and made her future and career in the profession of acting.


Sakina Jaffrey landed her debut movie in the film, The Perfect Murder as ‘Neena Lal’ in 1988. She then appeared in Slaves of New York as Wilfredo’s receptionist in 1989. After that, she appeared in many movies, including The Indian in the Cupboard, Revolution no. 9, The Mystic Masseur, The Truth About Charlie, Raising Helen, and many more. Furthermore, she also appeared in TV films, such as Never mind Nirvana, Breakaway, and many more.

Sakina had her first appearance on TV shows in an episode of Law and Order and then in 16 episodes of Third Watch as Dr. Hickman, from 2003-2005 which made her famous worldwide. Also, she has played as Rama Patel in Sex and the City. Sakina has altogether played in more than 60 films and TV shows since 1998 and has earned one award.

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In her full career, Sakina Jaffrey has received a nomination from the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2015 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama category for her role in ‘House of Cards.

Personal Life

Apart from acting, Sakina has an interest in Dancing, badminton, surfing as well as traveling too. For traveling, her most favorite destinations are Austria and Prague. She loves kiwi and blueberries and likes light pastel purple and Ivory in color.

Marriage and Kids

Sakina Jaffrey got married to a journalist named Francis Wilkinson in 1990. This couple was blessed with two children, a boy; ‘Cassius Wilkinson’ and a girl; ‘Jamila Wilkinson’. They currently live in New York and are happily settled.


Sakina Jaffrey is active on her social media accounts. Her Instagram account @sakinajaffrey has 6.4 thousand followers and her Twitter account @sakinajaffery has 17.8 thousand followers. She doesn’t have any verified Facebook account so far.

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Sakina Jaffrey holds an American nationality. As for her ethnicity, she belongs to Indian ancestors and Asian Ethnicity. In terms of Religion, she follows Roman Catholicism and practices Christianity.

Physical Stats

Talking about her appearance, she has a slim body type measuring 32-26-32 inches. She has medium brown hair with a pair of brown eyes. Besides that, she stands a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.74m) tall and weighs equal to 61 kg (134 lbs.).

Net worth

Sakina Jaffrey has been working in the field of entertainment since 1988 and has done more than 60 films and TV shows. She has made all her earnings through the profession of acting and made an estimated net worth of $3 million as of 2021.