Sanjeev Bhaskar appeared at a previous festival. View this year's speakers here.

Sanjeev Bhaskar

Actor & Screenwriter

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Actor and writer Sanjeev Bhaskar gained notoriety as creator and performer of the BBC hit series Goodness Gracious Me. His film roles have included It’s a Wonderful Afterlife (Grinder Chadha), London Boulevard (William Monahan) and The Zero Theorem (Terry Gilliam).

Sanjeev led the cast in the BAFTA award-winning television series Indian Doctor which garnered record ratings and critical acclaim. He has appeared in the West End as King Arthur in Eric Idle’s Spamalot and in 2015 he played the role of Alawi in Dinner with Saddam at the Menier Chocolate Factory. He also wrote and starred in The Kumars at No.42 which had global success winning two Emmys, a BAFTA nomination, a British Comedy Award and the Bronze Rose at Montreaux.

More recently, he reprised his role as DS Sunny Khan in the second series of ITV’s award-winning drama Unforgotten and will soon be seen in Paddington 2.

Sanjeev was awarded an OBE in 2006.

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