Rahul Kohli

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Rahul Kohli
Kohli in April 2015
Born (1985-11-13) 13 November 1985 (age 37)
London, England
Years active2007–present

Rahul Kohli (born 13 November 1985) is an English actor. He[a] is best known for his television roles as Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti in iZombie (2015–19), Owen Sharma in The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020), and Sheriff Hassan in Midnight Mass (2021).

Early life[edit]

Kohli was born in North West London on 13 November 1985, the son of Indian Hindu immigrant parents.[1] His mother was raised in Thailand, while his father spent his early years in Kenya.[1] Two of his grandparents were born in the future Pakistani part of British India.[2][3][4]

Kohli attended Northolt High School and later enrolled at Uxbridge College to study media.[5] In 2006, he trained with the Questors Theatre company.[6][7]


Kohli was cast in a lead role in the television series iZombie (2015–19) as Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti.[8] He appeared in all 71 episodes of the show. Other notable credits include the 2018 film Happy Anniversary,[9] the TV series Supergirl (2017–19),[10][11] and the animated series Harley Quinn (2019–20). Kohli starred as Owen Sharma in The Haunting of Bly Manor, a Netflix horror drama series by Mike Flanagan released in October 2020.[12][13] He went on to star in Midnight Mass, a supernatural horror miniseries also created by Flanagan, in the role of Sheriff Hassan Shabazz.[14] The series was released in September 2021.

Personal life[edit]

In July 2018, Kohli announced his engagement to his now ex-girlfriend Yasmin Molloy.[15]

Outside of acting, Kohli is known for his heavy use of Twitter, his support for football team Liverpool FC,[16] and being an avid gamer.[8]

Kohli uses both he/him and they/them pronouns, which he began doing after reading a guide from GLAAD about how to be an ally to transgender people.[17] He has clarified that he does this despite being cisgender and not non-binary because he wants to "normalise 'they/them' pronouns in general".[18]



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
2022 Next Exit Teddy


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
2015–19 iZombie Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti 71 episodes
2016 Red vs. Blue Male Tex Voice
Episode: "Get Bent"
2017–19 Supergirl Jack Spheer 2 episodes
2019–20 Harley Quinn Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow Voice
5 episodes
2020 The Rocketeer Mr. Aarush Cheena Voice
5 episodes
2020 The Haunting of Bly Manor Owen Sharma 9 episodes
2021 Midnight Mass Sheriff Hassan 7 episodes
2022 The Midnight Club Vincent Beggs Episode: "See You Later"
2023 The Fall of the House of Usher Napoleon Usher 8 episodes[19]
Denotes works that have not yet been released

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2019 Rage 2 Garcia the Gregarious
2019 Gears 5 Fahz Chutani
2021 Fortnite The Origin Chapter 3
2022 Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed Tobin
2023 Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun Malum Caedo[20]
2023 Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical Minotaur[21]


  1. ^ Kohli uses both he/him and they/them pronouns. He/him will be used in this article for consistency.


  1. ^ a b "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 😬 t.co/Bkujp1I39O" (Tweet). Archived from the original on 31 May 2022. Retrieved 1 December 2022 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ Kohli, Rahul [@RahulKohli13] (26 October 2021). "@mike____edwards When my grandparents were born, it was before the partition so it's still correct" (Tweet). Archived from the original on 7 June 2022. Retrieved 1 December 2022 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ Burlingame, Russ (13 November 2015). "Happy Birthday! Rahul Kohli Turns 30 Today". Comic Book. Retrieved 6 May 2023.
  6. ^ "Rahul Kohli". Variety. 22 September 2021. Retrieved 6 May 2023.
  7. ^ "Celebration of theatre on offer as The Questors presents Trelawny of the 'Wells'". Ealing Times. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2023.
  8. ^ a b Rachel Weber (9 March 2017). "Actor Rahul Kohli on Converting 'iZombie' Costars to Gaming". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Sam Stone (28 August 2019). "Supergirl Welcomes Back iZombie's Rahul Kohli for Season 5". CBR.com. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ "Meet Rahul Kohli, the newest Indian face on American television". Vogue India. 24 November 2020. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  14. ^ Gemmill, Allie (5 February 2020). "Mike Flanagan's 'Midnight Mass' Cast Includes 'Hill House' Alums Henry Thomas & Kate Siegel". Collider. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  15. ^ Keogh, Joey (14 October 2020). "Here's Who Owen From Bly Manor Is Dating In Real Life". TheList.com. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ Johnston, Dais. "Rahul Kohli on 'Bly Manor,' using Twitter for good, and his next big role". Inverse. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  18. ^ Kohli, Rahul [@RahulKohli13] (28 January 2022). "@SunnySepulchre @vannjamz Yeah that was my understanding. Despite being a cis man, I have absolutely no preference to either he or they and felt that including it in my bio would normalise "they/them" pronouns in general… but I feel bad when folks assume I'm non binary & are excited by the representation" (Tweet). Archived from the original on 5 August 2022. Retrieved 1 December 2022 – via Twitter.
  19. ^ Romanchick, Shane (31 January 2022). "Mike Flanagan's 'The Fall of the House of Usher' Officially Begins Production". Collider. Retrieved 4 February 2022.
  20. ^ "The New Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun Trailer is Out, as Voice Actor Rahul Kohli Reveals How He Got Into Character". Warhammer Community. 11 April 2023. Retrieved 11 April 2023.
  21. ^ Jackson, Zach (13 April 2023). "Aussie-Made Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical Is Hitting The Stage In August".

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