Murder Mystery 2's Saira was in one of the biggest rom-coms of the last decade

Who plays Saira in the Murder Mystery 2 cast? HITC investigates her previous roles.

Are you ready for more globetrotting action and laughs accompanied by a terrific soundtrack? Above all, are you ready for Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston reunited at long last?

Muscling past more rhetorical questions, Murder Mystery 2 is here and it delivers.

Directed by Jeremy Garelick, the sequel to the 2019 Netflix movie Murder Mystery premiered on the platform on Friday, March 31st 2023, and finds Nick and Audrey Spitz attempting to solve the mystery of the Maharaja’s abduction after receiving an invite to his wedding.

While the cast of the original was impressive, we have others to enjoy in the sequel and viewers are sure to appreciate Mark Strong as an SAS mercenary and more.

Speaking of more, we’re here to help solve a different mystery… Who plays Saira in the Murder Mystery 2 cast?

Murder Mystery 2 © Netflix | Scott Yamano

Who plays Saira in Murder Mystery 2?

The character of Saira in Murder Mystery 2 is played by Kuhoo Verma.

She’s sure to be a highlight tackling the role of the Maharaja’s sister (Adeel Akhtar reprising his role from the first film).

You may recognize the 27-year-old actress from her screen-acting debut, which was in 2017’s The Big Sick (she played Zubeida). She co-starred with Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan as the central couple in the romantic comedy that both critics and general audiences alike fell hard for. After that, she voiced Rani Kanaujia in a 2019 short called Girl Icon, the same year she played Leela in the TV series Insomnia.

Moving forward, she landed the part of Sunny in the 2021 Hulu film Plan B. It tells the story of a high school student and her friend in search of a Plan B pill following a regrettable night.

Her closest role prior to Murder Mystery 2 was in the 2022 short Run For It (Aish). Looking ahead, she’s already been cast as Violet Marie in the forthcoming comedy Space Cadet starring Emma Roberts.

You can find her on Instagram at therealkuhoo.

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Appearing in Plan B ‘was extremely healing for’ Verma

In an interview with Broadway, Kuhoo explained what her role as a highschool student in Plan B meant to her. When asked what she’d tell her younger self if ever given the chance, she said:

“When you’re that age and also a queer person of color, how you see yourself versus how the world sees you—there’s a lot of confusion, shame and guilt in that,” she began.

“For me to go back and say, ‘You are loved. You’re worthy. You can make your own decisions and stand by them’—unpacking that was extremely healing for me.”

Murder Mystery 2 cast

There are a bunch of other Murder Mystery 2 casting decisions to admire and you can check out some of the central players alongside their respective roles below:

  • Mark Strong as Connie Miller
  • Mélanie Laurent as Claudette Joubert
  • Jodie Turner-Smith as Countess Sekou
  • Enrique Arce as Francisco Perez
  • Jillian Bell as Susan
  • Adeel Akhtar as Maharajah
  • John Kani as Col. Ulenga
  • Zurin Villanueva as Imani
  • Kuhoo Verma as Saira
  • Dany Boon as Inspector Laurent de la Croix

Murder Mystery 2 is streaming exclusively on Netflix.

In other news, Where was Murder Mystery 2 filmed? Netflix filming locations explored

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