Rahul Kohli

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Rahul Kohli
Rahul Kohli April 2015.jpg
Kohli in April 2015
Born (1985-11-13) 13 November 1985 (age 36)
London, England
OccupationActor
Years active2007–present

Rahul Kohli (born 13 November 1985) is a British actor. He is best known for starring roles in the comedy-drama TV series iZombie (2015–19) and the horror miniseries The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020) and Midnight Mass (2021).

Early life[edit]

Kohli was born in London on 13 November 1985, the son of Indian Hindu immigrant parents; his father spent his early years in Kenya while his mother was raised in Thailand.[1] His grandparents were born in British India before the Partition of India, in what would later become Pakistan.[2][3][4]

Career[edit]

Kohli was cast in a lead role in the television series iZombie (2015–2019) as Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti.[5] He appeared in all 71 episodes of the show. Other notable credits include the 2018 film Happy Anniversary,[6] the TV series Supergirl (2017–2019),[7][8] and the animated TV series Harley Quinn (2019–2020). He also starred in two Netflix horror drama series by Mike Flanagan, as Owen Sharma in The Haunting of Bly Manor and as Sheriff Hassan Shabazz in Midnight Mass.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

In July 2018, Kohli announced his engagement to his girlfriend Yasmin Molloy.[11]

Kohli is an active Twitter user, an avid gamer,[5] and a supporter of football team Liverpool FC.[12]

Partial filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Vacancy Tom Short film
2011 Alone Together Ahmed Short film
2014 I'll Be Home Soon Waseem Short film
2016 Gangsters Gamblers Geezers Dev
2018 Happy Anniversary Ed

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 My Holiday Hostage Hell Navi Episode: "West Papau"
2012 Holby City Cal Nelson Episode: "Blood Money"
2013 EastEnders Manager 1 episode
2015–2019 iZombie Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti 71 episodes
2017–2019 Supergirl Jack Spheer 2 episodes
2019–2020 Harley Quinn Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow Voice
2020 The Rocketeer Aarush Cheena Voice
3 episodes
2020 The Haunting of Bly Manor Owen Sharma
2021 Midnight Mass Sheriff Hassan

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2019 Rage 2 Garcia the Gregarious Voice
2019 Gears 5 Fahz Chutani Voice

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet Rahul Kohli, the newest Indian face on American television". Vogue India. 24 November 2020. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  2. ^ Cornejo, Jordianne (5 July 2015). "Rahul Kohli: 5 Things You Must Know About The 'iZombie' Star". Fashion & Style. Archived from the original on 6 July 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  3. ^ Kohli, Rahul [@RahulKohli13] (26 October 2021). "My two grandparents from Pakistan would like to speak to you" (Tweet). Retrieved 27 October 2021 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ Kohli, Rahul [@RahulKohli13] (26 October 2021). "When my grandparents were born, it was before the partition so it's still correct" (Tweet). Retrieved 1 November 2021 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ a b Rachel Weber (9 March 2017). "Actor Rahul Kohli on Converting 'iZombie' Costars to Gaming". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  6. ^ Amanda N'Duka (7 February 2017). "Rahul Kohli Joins Netflix Comedy 'Happy Anniversary'; Denis Ménochet & Lior Ashkenazi Cast In 'Entebbe'". Deadline. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  7. ^ Christina Radish (24 April 2017). "'Supergirl': Rahul Kohli on His Character's Arrival in National City on Tonight's Episode". Collider. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  8. ^ Sam Stone (28 August 2019). "Supergirl Welcomes Back iZombie's Rahul Kohli for Season 5". CBR.com. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  9. ^ "Meet Rahul Kohli, the newest Indian face on American television". Vogue India. 24 November 2020. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  10. ^ Anthony D'Alessandro (30 August 2019). "'iZombie's Rahul Kohli Joins 'Haunting Of Bly Manor' Posse; Catherine Parker Returning To Netflix Anthology Series". Deadline. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  11. ^ Keogh, Joey (14 October 2020). "Here's Who Owen From Bly Manor Is Dating In Real Life". TheList.com. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  12. ^ Periwal, Saahil (10 October 2020). "Twitter reacts as 'The Haunting of Bly Manor' star Rahul Kohli wears a Liverpool jersey to the virtual red carpet". Sportskeeda. Retrieved 4 January 2021.

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