Sakina Jaffrey is an American actress. She started her Hollywood career in the late 1980s. The following decade, she had roles on the big screen, including the films Masala, The Indian in the Cupboard, Chutney Popcorn, and Cotton Mary. In the 2000s, she became known for her role as Dr. Hickman on the TV series Third Watch. She also appeared in the films Raising Helen, The Nanny Diaries, and The Ode. In the 2010s, she played Linda Vasquez on House of Cards, Sheriff Leena Reyes on Sleepy Hollow, Antara Nayar on Mr. Robot, and Sonu Lahiri on The Mindy Project. As of 2016, she stars as Agent Denise Christopher on Timeless.