Shobu Kapoor

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Shobu Kapoor
Born (1961-05-28) 28 May 1961 (age 54)
Nationality British
Occupation Television and film actress
Years active 1991–present
Television EastEnders
Citizen Khan

Shobu Kapoor (born 28 May 1961) is a British actress of Indian descent.

Life and career[edit]

She is most notable for playing the role of Gita Kapoor, the long-suffering wife of market-trader Sanjay (Deepak Verma), in the BBC soap opera EastEnders from 1993 to 1998.[1]

Since leaving EastEnders, Kapoor has appeared in the 2002 film Bend It Like Beckham and the TV series The Bill (2004), Chicken Tikka Masala (2005), Casualty (2005) and Doctors (2000, 2001, 2006 and 2008).

In 2006, she appeared in the BBC drama Banglatown Banquet and the Irish RTE soap Fair City (as Talayeh Kirmani). In 2007, she played the minor role of Umi in the Channel 4 drama Shameless. In 2008, she appeared in "Journey's End", the series four finale of Doctor Who.

Other film roles include Taj's mother in Van Wilder 2: Rise of the Taj (2006) and Mrs Khan in Mischief Night (2006). She portrayed the mother of Meredith Kercher in the TV film Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy (2011).

Kapoor is currently playing the roles of Shazia Malik in the BBC Asian Network radio soap Silver Street and Mrs Khan in the BBC sitcom Citizen Khan.


  1. ^ "Ex-EastEnders Star Slams Asian Portrayal". RTE. 21 July 2009. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 

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