Rahnuma Panthaky

photo credit: James DiPietro

A proud Canuck at heart and always looking for a good poutine in LA (holler if you know of any), when not playing in front of the camera Rahnuma can be found on all fours playing in front of her toddler. 

She’s Series Regulared, Guested and Recurred (okay according to spell-check only one of those is a “real” word) on a long list of shows but she won’t bore you with the details, cuz, really, do people even make it through full bios? So instead here’s a sneak peak into some of the fun stuff Rahnuma’s done. 

  • You can currently catch Rahnuma recurring on Modern Family as Josie.

  • Played opposite Kerry Washington and Bellamy Young as Madame President’s attorney Helena Young in Scandal

  • Guested opposite Gary Sinise in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

  • Recurred on MTV’s hit Teen Wolf

  • Was a series regular on the GOLDEN GLOBE & EMMY NOMINATED BBC Series The State Within opposite Harry Potter’s, Jason Isaacs

  • Recurred on the SyFy hit, Being Human

  • Played opposite Alfred Molina & Chris O’Donnel in Ridley Scott’s, The Company

  • One of her fave theatre credits include the smash Broadway hit War Horse directed by London National Theatre & Tony Award winner Marianne Elliot.


If you’ve actually made it down this far and want to find out more about Numa you can hop over to IMDB to see the full list of credits or download her resume here


Here are 6 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Rahnuma… 

1. She can play the recorder through her nostrils (#TrueStory) 

2. Speaking of nostrils one of them sounds like a Canada Goose when blown (Gotta keep it real) 

3. She does a mean impression of a Lizard 

4. She used to be a Cher Impersonator (#HowShePaidForCollege) 

5. She loves to pound it out on a heavy bag (she also has a mean left hook) 

6. She loves a good goblet of red wine (#WhoDoesn’t)

photo credit: James DiPietro


What They're Saying...

Rahnuma... offered a distinct rendition of one of the author’s oratorical ramblings, earning spontaneous applause for the effort.
Panthaky... who is beautiful, tender and frighteningly powerful after all is said and done is particularly impressive.
— Houston Arts
Rahnuma Panthaky is excellent... subtly shading her responses from reasonable to arbitrary, creating a multi-faceted woman convincingly torn between old and new ways.
She always comes to set with a great sense of humor.
— Josie Bisset - Actress - When Calls The Heart, Melrose Place