Phaldut Sharma

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Phaldut Sharma
Born 1981
London, England
Occupation Actor, dancer

Phaldut Sharma,[1] also known as Paul Sharma, is a British actor and dancer.

Early life[edit]

Sharma is the son of Guyanese Hindus. His family moved from London to Bassaleg in Newport when he was six years old.[2] He was educated at Bassaleg Comprehensive,[citation needed] Pontypool College and Guildford School of Acting.[2]

Career[edit]

Television and film[edit]

Sharma played Vinnay Ramdas in Casualty and then Damon Lynch in 2011,[3] Rajiv in comedy-drama Roger Roger and was Paul in Meet the Magoons.[4]

He has also appeared in episodes of Life on Mars, Dalziel and Pascoe and the BBC daytime series Doctors. also appeared in one episode of Ultimate Force Series 4 Episode 3 "the dividing line"

Sharma was in the first episode of the UK comedy The Office, playing Sanj and was Stacey Shipman's (Joanna Page) ex-fiancé, Achmed, in Gavin & Stacey.

In 2009, Sharma appeared as Hindu nationalist Harish Dhillon in an episode of Spooks.

In 2012, Sharma was cast in EastEnders as Masood Ahmed's (Nitin Ganatra) brother AJ, a regular character.[5] He left the soap opera in 2014.[6]

He also appeared in episode six of Hunted.

In 2013, he voiced Shariff in the film Gravity.

In 2015 he released I Gotta Be Me - a ten part web comedy in which he plays Paul Shah - a semi-autobigraphical character based on his experience as a Sammy Davis Junior tribute act.[7]

He also appeared as Leigh in episodes four and five of Cucumber.

Stage[edit]

Sharma played Sammy Davis Jr in the West End production of Rat Pack Confidential in 2003.[8]

From September to October 2010, he appeared in Factory Theatre Company's Boiling Frogs at Southwark Playhouse, London.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phaldut Sharma - Celebrity News - Digital Spy
  2. ^ a b Bevan, Nathan (2 March 2013). "EastEnders' Phaldut Sharma says growing up in Newport helped him become a star". WalesOnline. Media Wales. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  3. ^ Casualty semi-regulars
  4. ^ Meet the Magoons episode guide on Channel 4
  5. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (1 June 2012). "'EastEnders' casts Masood's brother AJ". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  6. ^ Klompus, Jack (24 September 2013). "'EastEnders' axes four stars: AJ, Poppy, Carl and Kirsty to leave soap". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  7. ^ http://www.igottabeme.net
  8. ^ Rat Pack Confidential transfers to West End Archived 2011-06-15 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Boiling Frogs Review
  10. ^ Boiling Frogs Review in The Independent

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