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|Born||Ramon Pramod Junior Tikaram
16 May 1967
|Years active||1994 – present|
Early and personal life
Born in Singapore, Tikaram is the son of Fijian-Indian British Army soldier Pramod Tikaram and Sarawakian mother Fatimah Rohani. His younger sister is singer-songwriter Tanita Tikaram. Tikaram is the great-nephew of Sir Moti Tikaram who was the first Lord Chief Justice of an independent Fiji and the world's longest serving national ombudsman.
In October 2009, it was announced that Tikaram would appear in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders. He played the part of Qadim Shah, father of the already established character Amira Shah. He appeared on-screen in the role from 17 December 2009 to 29 April 2010 in two separate stints, he returned on 6 September 2011 but left again and returned on 6 January and left again. Tikaram also provided voice acting for the character of Gabe Weller in the 2009 video game Dead Space: Extraction.
Tikaram performed the role of the King of Siam in a UK tour of the musical, ending in May 2012.
Selected film and television credits
- Happy Valley
- Game of Thrones
- The Mighty Boosh
- This Life
- Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
- Mile High
- Dream Team
- Mischief Night
- My Spy Family
- Dean Spanley
- Moving On
- Green, Kris (16 October 2009). "'This Life' actor Tikaram joins 'Enders". Digital Spy. Retrieved 16 October 2009.
- The King and I
- Garcia, Elio (19 August 2012). "Two More for S3: Ramon Tikaram, Dan Hildebrand Join Cast". westeros.org. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
- Ramon Tikaram at the Internet Movie Database
- BBC News Online: "This Life's Ferdy not coming back" from October 2006