Cast Of Bend It Like Beckham: How Much Are They Worth Now?Published on April 19, 2016. Updated April 10, 2018
2002’s Bend It Like Beckham was a surprise success after its release. As a British-American-Indian romantic sports themed film, it had a lot of bases to cover and overall surprised critics resulting in many positive reviews. It first debuted in the U.K. but quickly became popular with North American audiences and ended up making an incredible $76. 5 million on just a $6 million budget. Now 16 years later, the stars have all moved on, and while it is known for boosting the career of Keira Knightley, check out all of the main cast is doing!
9. Shaheen Khan
Estimated Net Worth: Unknown. Shaheen Khan is most widely known for her role as Mrs. Bhamra in Bend It Like Beckham and, despite numerous other roles, her net worth remains unknown. She has appeared in several Indian productions such as Pink Ludoos and My Life as Popat. Most recently she has reprised her role in the long-running series Casualty and appeared in the film Honeycomb Lodge. While her net worth isn’t known, she has had continuous work resulting in 33 acting credits, so she is presumably doing well for herself.
8. Archie Panjabi
Estimated Net Worth: $3 Million. Archie Panjabi played the role of Jess’s sister Pinky and has continued to have a very successful career in the industry. Following the film, she landed roles in both films and series such as Sea of Souls, Grease Monkeys, and Personal Affairs. In recent years, however, she is best known for her roles The Fall as Reed Smith and on The Good Wife as Kalinda Sharma. Panjabi also landed a major movie role as Serena Johnson in the 2015 blockbuster San Andreas. All together she has 60 acting credits to her name, adding up to a very respectable $3 million.
7. Juliet Stevenson
Estimated Net Worth: $800 Thousand. Juliet Stevenson played the controlling and not-so-understanding mother of Keira Knightley’s character, Jules, in Bend it Like Beckham. Since the film, she has appeared in films such as Nicholas Nickleby alongside Charlie Hunnam and Mona Lisa Smile. Along with multiple other roles she has also been seen in series such as The Village, Atlantis and Enfield Haunting. Although Stevenson has had lots of work, she hasn’t been in anything too huge, leaving her with an estimated net worth of $800 thousand.
6. Frank Harper
Estimated Net Worth: Unknown. Before playing the role of Jules’ father Alan Paxton in Bend It Like Beckham, Frank Harper was best known for his role in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. He has continued to work but has had no substantial roles meaning his net worth remains unknown despite his 66 acting credits. In recent years his most known role has been in the TV series Ripper Street, but not much else.
5. Shaznay Lewis
Estimated Net Worth: $10 Million. Shazanay Lewis’s one and only acting credit was as Mel in Bend It Like Beckham, but she is doing just fine without acting thanks to her incredible music career. Lewis is best known as a member of the pop girl group All Saints. Their debut album in 1997 was certified 5x platinum and their second album went 2x platinum, and they have collectively sold 12 million copies worldwide. She went on to branch out into her own solo career as well, and she hasn’t had the same success as with the group. She is doing just fine with an impressive net worth of $10 million.
4. Anupam Kher
Estimated Net Worth: $70 Million. Anupam Kher is an extremely established actor in the industry, and has an incredible 390 acting credits to his name and a whopping net worth of $70 million to show for it! In Bend It Like Beckham he, of course, played Jess’s adorable but strict father Mr. Bhamra. Along with his endless list of roles in Indian productions, he is also best known for his roles in Silver Linings Playbook, A Wednesday! and the hit series Sense8.
3. Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Estimated Net Worth: $18 Million Bend It Like Beckham was actually one of the first major roles for well-known star Jonathan Rhys Meyers. After taking on the role of coach/love interest Joe, Meyers went on to enjoy many film roles in things like Vanity Fair, Match Point, Mission: Impossible III and August Rush. He also landed one of his best-known roles as King Henry VIII in the historical drama series The Tudors. He has continued acting with roles both in films and on TV, adding up to an estimated net worth of $18 million.
2. Parminder Nagra
Estimated Net Worth: $1 Million. Parminder Nagra got her start on several TV movies and TV series before landing the lead role of Jesminder “Jess” Bahmra in Bend It Like Beckham. Following the film she had continued success, appearing in Ella Enchanted alongside Anne Hathaway and also ER as Dr. Neela Rasgotra. She has had more success on TV with other roles in Alcatraz, Psych and The Blacklist. With even more to come, Nagra is doing very well with a comfortable estimated net worth of $1 million.
1. Keira Knightley
Estimated Net Worth: $60 Million. Bend It Like Beckham is credited with being one of the launching points of Keira Knightley’s extremely successful career in Hollywood. After taking on the role of Jules in the film, she landed her biggest role as Elizabeth Swann in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. This was followed with only more lead roles in major films such as Love Actually, King Arthur, Pride & Prejudice, Domino and two more Pirates of the Caribbean films. With 56 acting credits to her name and two Oscar nominations under her belt, she’s doing quite well for herself, both professionally and financially. She’s reportedly worth an impressive $60 million!