Appearing in the 2013 series ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ this individuals family origin and history have been explored on-screen. He is Kenyan born, with roots in Gujurat, India – overlain by his British upbringing from the age of 3, have allowed him to become a beacon of successful cultural diversity and one of the most beloved personalities on British TV.
Recognised as one of the most iconic and nationally renowned Television characters, from the single most popular episodic show in Britain today; this talented actor steers his career from strength to strength. He has been a mainstay on the BBC soap-opera Eastenders cast since 2007 with over 700 episodes and he’s gone on to win multiple awards both personally and as part of the Eastenders ensemble, because of his success on the show.
In 2009 he was awarded “Best On-screen Partnership’ alongside his co-star Nina Wadia, by the British Soap Awards 2009, followed by a nomination for ‘Best Actor’ in 2010. This individuals body of work includes feature films such as Tim Burton’s adaptation of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, in which he stars as the Prince of Pondicherry, as well as a supporting role in Gurinder Chadas smash ‘Bride & Prejudice’.
And This year we honour his Outstanding Achievement in Television.