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Why Amara Batra From The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers Looks So Familiar

Everyone's favorite Minnesota hockey team, The Mighty Ducks, are back — only this time, they're no longer the underdogs, but rather, the overly competitive, long-standing winners. They've basically become a modern version of the Hawks in Disney+'s new series, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers.

When hockey-lover Evan (Brady Noon) is denied a position on The Mighty Ducks, his mother Alex (Lauren Graham) forms a new team that's more for fun, as opposed to obsessively setting up children for college success. They cobble together an odd group of players and things are off to the races — or, the rink, once they find one. Emilio Estevez is back as lawyer-turned-hockey-coach Gordon Bombay, now the grumpy owner of a rink that Alex wants to use for her team. Some other cast members of the original Mighty Ducks will be returning as guests, too. However, there are a host of new faces in this series as well.

Amara Batra, mother of Evan's best friend Sofi (Swayam Bhatia), may be a naggingly familiar face: She's played by actress Camillia Mahal, who starred in the Canadian indie film Turbulence, but has also appeared in a handful of well-known series. Here's where you might recognize her from.

Mahal had guest roles on The Whispers and iZombie

While Mahal has been in a handful of short films, she's also had several guest appearances on popular TV series. For an episode, she joined the cast of executive producer Steven Spielberg's The Whispers, a creepy sci-fi series inspired by Ray Bradbury's short story Zero Hour. It follows FBI child specialist Claire Bennigan (Lily Rabe) as she investigates a string of strange accidents occurring around children. In the third episode, Mahal plays Nathifa, a bakery owner's wife, who Claire speaks to in an effort to find her missing husband.

In the same year, she appeared in an episode of the underrated supernatural detective series iZombie, that gives a fun new twist to the whole eating brains thing: Whenever zombie medical examiner Liv (Rose McIver) chomps on a murder victim's noggin, she takes on their personality traits and memories, helping her solve the crime. Mahal came in as a paralegal in the second season episode "Love & Basketball," which saw a murdered basketball coach as the case-of-the-week.

She interviewed a fictional Meghan Markle in Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal

Before royals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle revealed all about their decision to step back from the royal family in their interview with Oprah, Lifetime speculated hard about their lives pre (and post) wedding in the 2019 fictional movie Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal. It's a sequel to their first one, Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance that shows how they fell in love. However, they are recast in the second film: Charlie Field plays Harry, while Tiffany Smith plays Meghan.

Becoming Royal charts their new life together in England as they plan their wedding and through their first year of marriage. Meghan struggles to fit in — she's framed as a fish out of water — and deals with evident racism. Partway through, she joins the royal family in a public Q&A session to talk about her charity work. Mahal, then, plays the moderator of that session, who swiftly becomes the recipient of some intense words from Meghan.

Mahal played a Disciple in the finale of The 100

One of Mahal's latest roles came in the series finale of the post-apocalyptic series The 100. The sci-fi drama charts the journey of one hundred juvenile delinquents sent to Earth, 97 years after a nuclear apocalypse ruined the planet. They have to determine if it's safe for the survivors still in space to come back down, or at least gain some resources to help them.

Mahal may have missed out on the majority of the show — all seven seasons of it — but at the last minute, she joined the cast in the final episode, as one of the Disciples — the military group threatening the heroes. When Jordan (Shannon Kook) cancels out their advanced invisibility technology, she and the rest of the army appear, panicking. The Wonkru army emerges and they enter a standoff, though it does turn violent.

Camillia Mahal may not have had many recognizable roles until now, but The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers could prove a real game changer for her, too.