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Sheila Chandra

Sheila Chandra began her career in the arts as a child actress on Grange Hill playing 'Sudhamani Patel' (1979 -1981). She went on to front the band 'Monsoon' who had a top ten hit around the world with 'Ever So Lonely' (Phonogram, 1982) and was the UK's only professional Asian Fusion artist for a full five years before the term 'World Music' was ... See full bio »

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 1995 RMB: Love Is an Ocean (Video short)
Sheila Chandra (singing voice)
 1979-1981 Grange Hill (TV Series)
Sudhamani Patel / Sudhanami Patel
- Episode #4.18 (1981) ... Sudhamani Patel
- Episode #4.10 (1981) ... Sudhamani Patel
- Episode #4.9 (1981) ... Sudhamani Patel
- Episode #3.7 (1980) ... Sudhamani Patel
- Episode #3.4 (1980) ... Sudhanami Patel
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 2010 Unholy Ground (Video documentary)
 2003 New (Improved) Delhi (Documentary short)
 2001 Coil
 1987 West Is West
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 2011 A Deeper Shade of Blue (Documentary) (performer: "ABoneCroneDrone 3 (excerpt)") / (writer: "ABoneCroneDrone 3 (excerpt)")
 2007 Taxi to the Dark Side (Documentary) (performer: "Kafi Noir") / (writer: "Kafi Noir")
 2003 Nathalie... (performer: "Shehnai Song") / (writer: "Shehnai Song")
 2003 The Big Empty (performer: "This") / (writer: "This")
 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (performer: "Breath of Life")
  Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- One Twelve (2002) ... (performer: "Sacred Stones" - uncredited)
- Payback (2002) ... (performer: "Ever So Lonely/ Eyes/ Ocean" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ever So Lonely/ Eyes/ Ocean" - uncredited)
 2001 Coil (performer: "Om Namaha Shiva", "Nana") / (writer: "Om Namaha Shiva")
 1982 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #19.17 (1982) ... (performer: "Ever So Lonely" - as Monsoon)
- Episode #19.15 (1982) ... (performer: "Ever So Lonely" - as Monsoon)
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 2003 Music for Middle-Earth (Video documentary short)
 1996 Later... with Jools Holland (TV Series)
- 49 Not Out (1996) ... Self
 1993 Taratata (TV Series)
- Episode #1.22 (1993) ... Self
 1982 Top of the Pops (TV Series)
Self - Monsoon
- Episode #19.17 (1982) ... Self - Monsoon (as Monsoon)

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"Banish Clutter Forever" London: Vermillion/Random House ISBN-10: 0091935024, ISBN-13: 978-0091935023 See more »

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In 1981, Sheila Chandra met Steve Coe in London and became the leader of his Asian fusion band Monsoon. They had a UK Top Ten hit with their first single "Ever So Lonely" when Sheila was only 16 and she was the first Asian to appear on 'Top of the Pops' wearing a sari.

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