Dr. Gupta was the subject of one of the most shocking twists in the Manifest season 4 part 1 finale. She made an unexpected move at the end of Season 4’s first half when she turned on NSA Director Robert Vance and Dr. Saanvi Bahl.
Dr. Gupta was a cold-hearted character who was solely concerned with scientific solutions. She gradually developed genuine empathy for the passengers and became a likable member of Manifest’s supporting cast.
Later, Gupta betrayed Vance and Saanvi, which shocked many Manifest viewers. It was revealed that Dr. Gupta betrayed them because she felt the passengers’ situation couldn’t be handled any longer, mainly after they failed to prevent Angelina from obtaining the Omega Sapphire.
By the end of the season, the former skeptic had transformed into a staunch supporter of the main characters.
Who plays the role of Dr. Gupta in ‘Manifest’?
Mahira Kakkar played the decisive role of Dr. Gupta in the series Manifest, and she gave justice to the character.
She is a New York-based actor who appeared in Hank-Asha, and Blue Bloods. The actress was born in the Indian city of Kolkata and followed Hinduism as her religion.
Mahira Kakkar as Dr. Gupta and Daryl Edwards as Robert Vance in ‘Manifest’ (Source: Twitter)
In terms of education, Kakkar attended Modern High School for Girls. She had always excelled in her studies since she was a child. Aside from her studies, the actress enjoyed Bharatanatyam dance and Indian Classical music.
Later, she moved to the United States for further studies after completing her secondary education. She attended The Juilliard School of Drama in New York and then gradually transitioned into commercial theater and television.
Kakkar was drawn to works with wit, humor, physicality, and language. She speaks Hindi and English and is happy to call both the United States and India home. Kakkar is also a dialect coach who specialed in Indian accents.
Mahira Kakkar is 40-year-old in 2022
Kakkar was born on September 18, 1982, making her 40 years old. Her name means talented, and it was given to her by her grandparents.
Mahira Kakkar enjoys wearing traditional Indian attire. (Source: Instagram)
The actress stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and has a slim body shape. Similarly, Kakkar has black hair with brown eyes that complements her appearance.
As of now, the names of her family members, including her father and mother, have not been revealed. But considering how far she has come, it can be assumed that she comes from a supportive and caring family.
Kakkar’s parents encouraged her to pursue her interest in Ballet Dancing and allowed her to join the field. She had aspired to be an actor, ballet dancer, or rock star since childhood.
Mahira Kakkar married John Paul Davis
Kakkar is a married woman. She shared the wedding vows with her husband, John Paul Davis, on August 13, 2017, in the presence of their family and close ones. Davis is a poet, musician, and program, and he authored Crown Prince Of Rabbits.
Since then, the couple has always been together and supported each other in every step of their lives. They recently celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary on August 13, 2022.
On the special day, Kakkar’s husband posted their collage picture and captioned, “6 years ago @mahirakakkar & I stood in a bathtub on a day when it was 103 degrees and got married. It’s been a great adventure. Happy Anniversary.”
Furthermore, the actress previously posted a selfie of them together on November 5, 2021. She wrote in the caption, “I fell in love with this man so easily – he’s a Punjabi at heart. Thank you for filling my world with light John Paul Davis.”