Madhur Jaffrey (Divya), the award winning actress and author, has been featured in numerous films including several of Merchant/Ivory finest works. Film credits also include Six Degrees of Separation, Flawless, Vanya on 42nd Street, Chutney Popcorn, ABCD, Prime and Partition. She appeared on Broadway in Bombay Dreams and has been seen on television in several Law and Order episodes. She is a regular Sony's improvisational comedy series, The Papdits. Jaffrey has written many bestselling books about Indian and Far Eastern cookery including A Taste of India and Illustrated Indian Cookery.
Pooja Kumar (Linny) is a former Miss India USA and video disc jockey for Channel V, who made her stage acting debut at the age of one. She has played the lead in four feature films, including Kaadhal Rojave (Tamil), Chota Jadugar (International), Flavors (for which she earned a Screen Actors Guild Emerging Actor Award) and Night of Henna (US). She has also appeared in major ad campaigns for Pepsi, Budweiser, America Online, Verizon and Bombay Dreams.
Madelaine Massey (Jia) was a theater student at AMDA when cast for the film. At 19, Hiding Divya is her first feature film. She currently teaches and choreographs in Toronto, Ontario.