Sacha Dhawan

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Sacha Dhawan
Sacha Dhawan.jpg
Dhawan in 2010
Born 1984 (age 31–32)
Bramhall, Stockport, England
Occupation Actor

Sacha Dhawan (born 1984) is an English actor. He has performed on stage, film, television and radio.[1]

Early life[edit]

Dhawan was born in Bramhall, Stockport.[1]

Dhawan trained at the Laine-Johnson Theatre School in Manchester, and started acting at the age of twelve. He attended Aquinas College in Stockport.[1]


Dhawan has appeared in a number of television shows in the United Kingdom. He had recurring roles in Weirdsister College, in which he played Azmat Madaridi, and series two and three of the children's TV series Out of Sight. He appeared in the mini series The Last Train (1999), and has guest starred in episodes on EastEnders, Altogether Now, and City Central.[2] He also appeared in 2008 ITV drama, Wired, as Ben Chandrakar, alongside Jodie Whittaker and Laurence Fox. He was part of an ensemble cast on the NBC sitcom Outsourced, which aired during the 2010–11 season.[3] In November 2013, Dhawan appeared as former director Waris Hussein in An Adventure in Space and Time, a docu-drama created as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations for Doctor Who. He also plays Paul Jatri, a 22-year-old man involved with a woman twice his age, in the BBC One series Last Tango in Halifax, which premiered 20 November 2012.


Dhawan originated the role of Akthar in Alan Bennett's play The History Boys. After playing Akthar in the original stage production he reprised the role in the Broadway, Sydney, Wellington and Hong Kong productions, and radio and film versions of the play.[4][5]

For his performance in Bradford Riots he won the 2007 Royal Television Society Award for On-Screen Breakthrough.[citation needed]



  1. ^ a b c "Sacha's well versed in History". Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 14 November 2006. 
  2. ^ "Hatton McEwan Artists (Sacha Dhawan CV)". Archived from the original on 21 October 2006. Retrieved 10 November 2006. 
  3. ^ Tsering, Lisa (21 May 2011). "NBC Cancels 'Outsourced': First TV Show Set in India". Times of India. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Internet Broadway Database: Sacha Dhawan Credits on Broadway". Retrieved 10 November 2006. 
  5. ^ "National Theatre : Productions : The History Boys 2004". Retrieved 10 November 2006. 
  6. ^ "BBC Two - Welcome to India, Episode 1". Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Nightingale, Benedict (5 August 2008). "Pornography at the Traverse, Edinburgh". The Times (London). Retrieved 20 August 2008. 

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