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Shobna Gulati is a British actress, writer, and dancer. Gulati is a soap star best known for playing Anita in Victoria Wood's Dinnerladies and Sunita Alahan in the long-running soap opera Coronation Street from 2001 to 2006, a role to which she returned at the end of 2009 and departed again in 2013. From 13 March 2013 to 30 May 2014, Gulati ... See full bio »

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Known For

Coronation Street Sunita Alahan / Sunita Parekh
(2001-2013)
Dinnerladies Anita
(1998-2000)
Where the Heart Is Nisha Clayton
(2006)
Doctor Who Najia Khan
(2018-2020)

Filmography

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 2022 Incompatible (Short)
Dr. Banerjee
 2022 My Name Is Leon (TV Movie)
Salma
 2022 Hullraisers (TV Series)
Nima
- New You (2022) ... Nima
- Breadcakes (2022) ... Nima
- Party (2022) ... Nima
- Dry-Spell (2022) ... Nima
 2021 Going the Distance (TV Movie)
Vic
 2021 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Shaila Handsworth
- For Death Prepare (2021) ... Shaila Handsworth
 2021 Murder, They Hope (TV Series)
Vicky
- Dales of the Unexpected (2021) ... Vicky
- Evil Under the Bun (2021) ... Vicky
- The Bunny Trap (2021) ... Vicky
 2020/II Adulting (TV Movie)
Shona
 2020 On the Edge (TV Mini Series)
Andi
- For You (2020) ... Andi
 2020 Richard II
Duke of York
 2018-2020 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Najia Khan
- Spyfall: Part Two (2020) ... Najia Khan
- Spyfall: Part One (2020) ... Najia Khan
- Demons of the Punjab (2018) ... Najia Khan
- Arachnids in the UK (2018) ... Najia Khan
 2018-2019 Treasure Champs (TV Series)
Kari
- Curiosity (2019) ... Kari (voice)
- Thankfulness (2019) ... Kari (voice)
- Humility (2019) ... Kari (voice)
- Remembering (2019) ... Kari (voice)
- Patience (2019) ... Kari (voice)
 2019 Moving On (TV Series)
Pauline
- By Any Other Name (2019) ... Pauline
 2018 Hold the Sunset (TV Series)
Desiree
- Old Flames (2018) ... Desiree
 2017-2018 River City (TV Series)
Farah Khurana
- Episode dated 7 February 2018 (2018) ... Farah Khurana
- Episode dated 30 January 2018 (2018) ... Farah Khurana
- Episode dated 23 January 2018 (2018) ... Farah Khurana
- Episode dated 19 December 2017 (2017) ... Farah Khurana
- Episode dated 12 December 2017 (2017) ... Farah Khurana
 2018 Treasure Champs Animated Shorts (TV Series)
Narrator
 2018 Treasure Champs Christian Versions (TV Series)
Narrator
 2017 Finding Fatimah
Saba
 2014-2017 Doctors (TV Series)
Gina Kasana / Sujatha Shah
- My Name is Rosie (2017) ... Gina Kasana
- Ladies of the Day (2016) ... Gina Kasana
- The Collector (2016) ... Gina Kasana
- Feed the Beast (2016) ... Gina Kasana
- The Good Samaritan (2014) ... Sujatha Shah
 2016 Casualty (TV Series)
Preethi Chhabra
- Shock to the System (2016) ... Preethi Chhabra
 2016 Paranoid (TV Mini Series)
Dr Parcival
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... Dr Parcival (uncredited)
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Dr Parcival
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... Dr Parcival
 2014 In the Club (TV Series)
Fiona
- Vicky (2014) ... Fiona
- Kim (2014) ... Fiona
- Roanna (2014) ... Fiona
- Diane (2014) ... Fiona
- Rosie (2014) ... Fiona
 2013 The Slammer (TV Series)
Hilda Baton
- Slammer Symphony (2013) ... Hilda Baton
 2013 You, Me & Them (TV Series)
Rachel
- First Encounters (2013) ... Rachel
 2001-2013 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Sunita Alahan / Sunita Parekh
- Episode #1.8096 (2013) ... Sunita Alahan
- Episode #1.8095 (2013) ... Sunita Alahan
- Episode #1.8094 (2013) ... Sunita Alahan
- Episode #1.8093 (2013) ... Sunita Alahan
- Episode #1.8092 (2013) ... Sunita Alahan
 2011 Junkhearts
Beth
 2004-2010 Children in Need (TV Series)
Sunita Alahan / Girl
- Episode #1.31 (2010) ... Sunita Alahan
- Episode #1.25 (2004) ... Girl
 2010/II Ashes (Short)
Priyana
 2010 Coronation Street: Tram Crash (TV Movie)
Sunita Alahan
 2008 Coming Up (TV Series)
Maya
- The Circle (2008) ... Maya
 2007 Honey and Razor Blades (Short)
Shanti
 2006 Magnolia (TV Movie)
Janice
 2006 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Nisha Clayton
- And on the Way I Dropped It (2006) ... Nisha Clayton
- Flesh and Blood (2006) ... Nisha Clayton
- Don't Look Back in Anger (2006) ... Nisha Clayton
- Finding Heaven (2006) ... Nisha Clayton
- Closure (2006) ... Nisha Clayton
 2006 New Street Law (TV Series)
Salina Morris
- Episode #1.8 (2006) ... Salina Morris
 2001 Shadowscan (Short)
Satinda
 2000 EastEnders (TV Series)
Ameena
- Episode dated 12 December 2000 (2000) ... Ameena
- Episode dated 28 November 2000 (2000) ... Ameena
- Episode dated 27 November 2000 (2000) ... Ameena
- Episode dated 20 November 2000 (2000) ... Ameena
- Halloween 2000: Part 1 (2000) ... Ameena
 1998-2000 Dinnerladies (TV Series)
Anita
- Toast (2000) ... Anita
- Gravy (2000) ... Anita
- Christine (2000) ... Anita
- Minnellium (1999) ... Anita
- Christmas (1999) ... Anita
 1999 Wetty Hainthropp Investigates (TV Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Performed in the stage musical production of "Grease" as Miss Lynch, alongside Jessica Paul and Dexter Lee, at the Curve Theatre, Leicester. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Official Sites:

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Anshu Srivastava  (divorced)
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Personal Quote:

I have to say I'm 48 years old and have I had a lead part in a drama yet on British television? No. With 25 years of being an actor, that's a long time. So I'm going to America.

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Underwent a hysterectomy in 2010 after fibroids were detected growing in her womb. See more »

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