As Nina Sergeevna, Mahendru has become the show’s breakout cast member. The role, which was initially part of a four episode arc, has been crucial to the show’s gripping three-season run. An American-based Kgb agent, Nina is blackmailed into working for the FBI and eventually becomes a double agent. But playing both sides comes at a cost and by season three, she finds herself in a Moscow prison.
Born in Afghanistan to a Russian mother and Indian father, the multilingual Mahendru has cited her “nomadic” upbringing as being