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Shobna Gulati


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)

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 2018 Adulting (TV Movie) (post-production)
Shyco
 2018 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Najia Khan
- Demons of the Punjab (2018) ... Najia Khan
- Arachnids in the UK (2018) ... Najia Khan
 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
 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
- 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
 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)
Cafe assistant
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Other Works:

Performed in the UK tour of the stage musical "April in Paris" as Bet, alongside Joe McGann. See more »

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1 Interview | See more »

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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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.

Trivia:

Her Coronation Street (1960) character Sunita Alahan became the 19th woman on the soap opera to give birth. Sunita had twins Aadi (played by Zennon Ditchett) and Asha (played by Tanisha Gorey), born on 13 January 2006. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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