Bhasker Patel was born on February 7, 1956 in Kampala, Uganda. He has starred in the TV series Emmerdale since 2011 alongside an impressive array of work in theatre, tv, film and radio.

Theatre

National productions: Nation, The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Playing with Fire, Wicked Yaar, Tartuffe, The Magic Carpet, A Map of the World, No Zealot Like a Convert and Hebron
Other work in theatre includes: Anthony and Cleopatra (Liverpool Playhouse), A Passage to India (Farnham Redgrave), Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp (Bristol Old Vic), Open All Hours (Derby Playhouse), Whale (Sheffield Crucible), Comedians (Belfast Lyric), The Comedy of Errors (Bolton Octogan), Hijra (Bush Theatre/Plymouth Theatre Royal), Timon of Athens (Young Vic), Blood, The Great Celestial Cow, Blame it on the Boogie (Royal Court London), Zameen, Little Clay Cart, Vigilantes (Arts Theatre Leicester Square), Mr Robinson’s Party (Tricycle Theatre), Macbeth, All the Fun of the Fair (Half Moon Theatre), Film Film Film (Shaw Theatre), Mowgli and My Friends the Monkeys (Polka Theatre), Ramayana, Wide Eyes Kingdom/Musical Comedy, The Yeast Factory, and Before Dawn

TV

His work in TV includes: The Garden (BBC TV Pilot/Tiger Aspect), Spooks, Holby City, Law and Order, Moving On “The Rain Has Stopped”, Compulsion. Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show, Skins, Fairy Tales – Billy Goat, Dr Who, Holby Blue, Trial and Retribution, Dalziel and Pascoe, Only Fools and Horses, Roger Roger, Funland, High Hopes, My Family, 15 Storey’s High, This is Dom Jolly, Dirty Filthy Love, The Bill, Casualty, Coronation Street, The Last Detective, Murder in Mind, State of Mind, Sea of Souls, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Game On, Two Oranges & A Mango, Birds of a Feather, Jewel in the Crown, Crown Court, Keen Eddy, Civvies, NCS, A&E, Happy Birthday Shakespeare, Pure Wickedness, Brookside, Coronation Street, Kustenwache:Der Schleuser; Die Nacht Hat 17 Stunden, Zehn Wahnsinnige Tage (10 Crazy Days), Mut, Keen Eddy, Skins, Canterbury Tales – The Sea Captain’s Tale, Casualty, The Lingo Show Currently filming Holby City for BBC TV

Film

Drachenfutter (CIVIS Award for Best Actor), Ashes, Pulp, The Infidel, Anuvahood, Junkhearts, Kidulthood, Thunderbirds, “8” Person to Person, Being Human, Goldeneye, My Son the Fanatic, Wild West, Brothers in Trouble, Arabian Nights, Call of the Toad, Immaculate Conception, A Business Affair, Twin Town, Transatlantis, Flight, Partition, Don’t Stop Dreaming, Mad Dogs, It’s Not Unusual, Just Ines, Heartless, What’s Your Name 41?, Bridget Jones – On the Edge, Don’t Stop Dreaming, My Beautiful Launderette, Octopussy, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Golden Eye, Das Letzte Siegel (Last Sealing Wax), Indigo, Tenner, Morning Echo, Thank You Mr President, The Family Portrait, Rent, In Der Kneipe, Coffee Table Revolutionaries, Shirin, Friday, Jung, Conviction, The Artiste and the Shopkeeper, The End Of It, Making Friends, Good Men of Leicester and Shona May

Radio

The Archers, Midnight’s Dream, My Name is Iqbal Masih, Corner, Raj Quartet, Silver Street, My Brother’s Keeper, The Goddess, An Imaginative Experience, An Urn Full of Ashes, Giles Wembley Hogg Goes Off, An Enemy Of The People, Rescue Me and many more for BBC Radio 3, Radio 4 and World Service

Bhasker PATEL