Sanjeev Bhaskar

British comedian

Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE (born 31 October 1963) is a British actor, broadcaster, and comedian. He is best known as a talker in the ITV's daytime show The Switch since 25 November 2019 and for his work in the BBC Two sketch comedy series Goodness Gracious Me and star of the sitcom The Kumars at No. 42. He also starred as Dr. Prem Sharma in The Indian Doctor and a main role as DI Sunny Khan in Unforgotten.

Sanjeev Bhaskar
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Bhaskar in 2015
Born (1963-10-31) 31 October 1963 (age 57)
Ealing, London, England
MediumActor, broadcaster, comedian
Years active1991–present
SpouseMeera Syal
Notable works and rolesSee below

Bashkar is currently the Chancellor of the University of Sussex.

In 2003, he was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy.[1] In 2006, Bashkar was honored with the Order of the British Empire.


  1. "The A–Z of Laughter (Part One)". London: 7 December 2003. Retrieved 23 May 2010.

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