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Lolita Chakrabarti


Lolita Chakrabarti was born on 1st June 1969 and grew up in Birmingham, England. She went on to train at the RADA. As an actress she has worked extensively on stage and screen. Her work includes The Smoke (2014), Vera (2011), Silent Witness (2006), Fortysomething (2003) and The Bill (1984). She is married to Adrian Lester. They have two children. See full bio »
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  Jekyll & Hyde (TV Mini-Series) (pre-production)
Gurinder Najaran
- Episode #1.1 ... Gurinder Najaran
 2016 Beowulf (TV Mini-Series) (filming)
Lila
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... Lila
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... Lila
- Episode #1.4 ... Lila
 2015 The Casual Vacancy (TV Mini-Series)
Parminder Jawanda
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... Parminder Jawanda
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Parminder Jawanda
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Parminder Jawanda
 2015 My Mad Fat Diary (TV Series)
Juliet Allen
- Episode #3.3 (2015) ... Juliet Allen
- Episode #3.2 (2015) ... Juliet Allen
- Episode #3.1 (2015) ... Juliet Allen
 2014 The Smoke (TV Series)
Rachel
- Episode #1.7 (2014) ... Rachel
- Episode #1.5 (2014) ... Rachel
 2013 Death in Paradise (TV Series)
Judy Hearst
- Episode #2.7 (2013) ... Judy Hearst
 2013 The Other Child (TV Movie)
Semira Newton
 2012 One Night (TV Mini-Series)
Nira
- Carol (2012) ... Nira
- Ted (2012) ... Nira
 2011/I Intruders
ER Doctor
 2011 Vera (TV Series)
Caroline Fletcher
- Telling Tales (2011) ... Caroline Fletcher
 2010 Thorne: Scaredycat
Seema Khera
 2010 Outnumbered (TV Series)
Melanie
- Episode #3.4 (2010) ... Melanie
 2010 Hustle (TV Series)
Miss Baboor
- Tiger Troubles (2010) ... Miss Baboor
 2003-2009 Holby City (TV Series)
Devika Bhal / Maya Dutta
- Stand by Me (2009) ... Devika Bhal
- The Parent Trap (2003) ... Maya Dutta
 2007 Extras (TV Series)
Maitre D
- The Extra Special Series Finale (2007) ... Maitre D
 2007 Forgiven (TV Movie)
Social Worker
 2007 The Last Detective (TV Series)
Beth
- The Dead Peasants Society (2007) ... Beth
 2007 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Kate Alham
- Double Bind: Part 1 (2007) ... Kate Alham
 2006 Bodies (TV Series)
Tania Ganeshan
- The Finale (2006) ... Tania Ganeshan
 2006/I Venus
Health Centre Nurse
 1997-2006 Silent Witness (TV Series)
D.C.I. Palmer / Jo Bell
- Cargo: Part 2 (2006)
- Mind and Body: Part 2 (2005) ... D.C.I. Palmer
- Mind and Body: Part 1 (2005) ... D.C.I. Palmer
- Cease Upon the Midnight: Part 2 (1997) ... Jo Bell
 2004 William and Mary (TV Series)
Hannah
- Episode #2.3 (2004) ... Hannah
 2004 Amnesia (TV Movie)
Parminder Kelsey
 2004 Doctors (TV Series)
Kam Dodhia
- No Angel (2004) ... Kam Dodhia
 2003 Fortysomething (TV Series)
Surinder
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... Surinder
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... Surinder
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... Surinder
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Surinder
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Surinder
 2001 The Hole
Doctor
 1999 Park Stories (Short)
 1998 The Animal Train (TV Short)
Tigress (voice)
 1995 Medics (TV Series)
Sita
- In Sickness and in Health (1995) ... Sita
 1994 Between the Lines (TV Series)
Zahida Khan
- Unknown Soldier (1994) ... Zahida Khan
 1992 A Masculine Ending (TV Movie)
Sue
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(2012 & 2014) Stage play: Red Velvet written by Lolita Chakrabarti premiered at The Tricycle Theatre, London and St Anne's Warehouse New York. See more »

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London Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright for Red Velvet. See more »

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