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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 21 February 1967Kenya
Birth NameNitin Chandra Ganatra
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Nitin Ganatra was born on February 21, 1967 in Kenya as Nitin Chandra Ganatra. He is an actor and writer, known for EastEnders (1985), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and Secrets & Lies (1996). He has been married to Meera Thakrar since July 17, 2004. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Meera Thakrar (17 July 2004 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (7)

Moved with his family from Kenya to Coventry in England in 1971.
Originally worked as an optometrist, gaining a degree in optometry from Aston University in 2000.
Studied Drama, Film and Television at Bristol University.
Is a very close friend of EastEnders (1985) co-star Nina Wadia.
Is just 12 years older than Marc Elliott, who played his son on EastEnders (1985).
Ranked #58 in The 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Masood Ahmed (2015).
As of 2016 he is the 9th-longest serving actor in the history of EastEnders (1985) (tied with John Altman, Ross Kemp, Tony Caunter, Ricky Groves, Shane Richie and Himesh Patel, and behind only Adam Woodyatt, Steve McFadden, a tied Sid Owen and Perry Fenwick, Rudolph Walker, a tied Mike Reid and Todd Carty, John Bardon, a tied Bill Treacher, James Alexandrou and Derek Martin, and a tied Dean Gaffney, Shaun Williamson, Jake Wood and Jamie Borthwick), having played the character Masood Ahmed for 9 years (from 2007 onwards).

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