Radha Rani Amber Indigo Ananda Mitchell (born 12 November 1973), widely known as Radha Mitchell, is an Australian actress. She rose to prominence appearing in such films as Pitch Black, Finding Neverland, Phone Booth, Man on Fire, Silent Hill, and The Crazies.
Mitchell was born in Melbourne. Her mother is a model turned designer, and her father is a filmmaker. She had a spiritually inclined upbringing, drawing from Hindu culture by her parents. Her first name, Radha, is of Hindu origin and is the name of the soulmate to Lord Krishna. The other parts of her name coming from an Indian origin are Rani ("Queen") and Ananda ("Bliss"). She attended the private St Michael's Grammar School.
Mitchell began her career starring on ABC TV's Sugar and Spice in 1988. She played a guest role in Neighbours in 1994, and later returned to play the regular role of Catherine O'Brien from 1996 to 1997.
In 1997 she starred in two films, High Art and Everything Put Together, both Independent Spirit Award winners. Other films—including Pitch Black opposite Vin Diesel, Phone Booth opposite Colin Farrell, and Man on Fire opposite Denzel Washington—soon followed...
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