Sanjeev Bhaskar

Actor/Writer

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Acting

Agent: Sean Gascoine
Associate Agent: Amy Sparks

Books

Agent: Sean Gascoine
Associate Agent: Amy Sparks

Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Sean Gascoine
Associate Agent: Amy Sparks

Comedy

Agent: Sean Gascoine
Associate Agent: Amy Sparks

Acting

Actor and writer Sanjeev Bhaskar gained notoriety as creator and performer of the BBC hit series GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME. His film roles have included IT’S A WONDERFUL AFTERLIFE (Gurinder Chadha), LONDON BOULEVARD (William Monahan) and THE ZERO THEORUM (Terry Gilliam).

Sanjeev led the cast in the BAFTA award-winning television series INDIAN DOCTOR which garnered record ratings and critical acclaim and has also appeared in the West End as King Arthur in Eric Idle’s SPAMALOT.

Sanjeev wrote and starred in THE KUMARS AT NO. 42 which had global success winning two Emmys, a BAFTA nomination, a British Comedy Award and the Bronze Rose at Montreaux.  The family recently returned to our screens on Sky and features guests including Daniel Radcliffe, Chevy Chase, Olivia Colman Ray Winstone, Rupert Everett, Emilia Fox, Richard E Grant, James Corden, Terry Gilliam and Twiggy.

In 2007, Sanjeev embarked on a highly personal journey through modern India with the BBC to commemorate 60 years of Indian independence. His accompanying travel book became a Sunday Times bestseller.

 

Awards

THE KUMARS AT NO.42: BAFTA nomination (Best Entertainment Performance), Winner of two Emmy Awards, a Bronze Rose of Montreaux Award and a Brit Comedy Award

GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME: Winner Brit Comedy Award

INDIAN DOCTOR: Winner Welsh BAFTAS, Winner at Royal Television Society Awards

Sanjeev was awarded an OBE in 2006

Film

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

PADDINGTON 2

Dr Jafri

Paul King

Heyday Films

THE ZERO THEORUM

Doctor 1

Terry Gilliam

Voltage Pictures / The Zanuck Company

ARTHUR CHRISTMAS

Sarah Smith

Aardaman Animations / Sony Pictures Animation

LONDON BOULEVARD

William Monahan

GK Films

IT'S A WONDERFUL AFTERLIFE

Gurinder Chadha

Bend It Films

JACKBOOTS ON WHITEHALL

Edward McHenry; Rory McHenry

Swipe Productions

NOT THE MESSIAH: HE'S A VERY NAUGHTY BOY

Aubrey Powell

Picture Productions/ Python (Monty) Pictures

JHOOM BARABAR JHOOM

Shaad Ali

AK Film services Int. Ltd.

SCOOP

Woody Allen

Jelly Roll Productions

L'ENTENTE CORDIALE

Vincent de Bruce

Entente Cordiale Ltd.

THE GURU

Daisy von Scherler Meyer

Working Title Films

ANITA & ME

Mr. Kumar

Metin Huseyin

Anita Productions

MYSTIC MASSEUR

Ishmael Merchant

Merchant Ivory

NOTTING HILL

Roger Michell

Working Title Films

THE DANCE OF SHIVA

Jamie Payne

Epiphany Productions

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

UNFORGOTTEN 2

DS Sunil 'Sunny' Khan

Mainstreet/ITV

HORRIBLE HISTORIES 7

Various

Lion TV

SHAKESPEARE LIVE!

Benedict

RSC

UNFORGOTTEN

DS Sunil 'Sunny' Khan

Andy Wilson

Mainstreet / ITV

DRUNK HISTORY

Lord Baden Powell

Tiger Aspect for Comedy Central

HORRIBLE HISTORIES 6

Various

Lion Television

THE CORRUPTED II

Emil Savundra

Brill Productions

DOCTOR WHO 8

Ahmed

BBC

THE KUMARS (2014)

Sasha Ransom / Joe Grace

Hat Trick

MIDSOMER MURDERS

Armand Stone

Alex Pillai

Bentley Productions

THE INDIAN DOCTOR (3 Series)

Dr Prem Patel

Deep Sehgal/Tim Whitby

BBC/Avatar Films

MUMBAI CALLING

Comedy Series

Allan McKeown Presents

INSPECTOR LEWIS

Kanan Dutta

Brian Kelly

Granada Media

OUTNUMBERED (CHRISTMAS SPECIAL)

Ray

Andy Hamilton / Guy Jenkin

Hat Trick

SILENT WITNESS

Ravi Singh

Keith Boak

BBC

LOVE SOUP

Sandy Johnson

BBC

THE KUMARS AT NO. 42 (7 SERIES)

Various

Hat Trick

LOOKING FOR INDIA

Deep Sehgal

BBC

CHOPRA TOWN

Sean Grundy

Hat Trick

ANGELL'S HELL

Metin Huseyin

Granada

SMALL POTATOES

Various

Hat Trick

WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE

Declan Lowney

Witzend

THE WAY IT IS

Anil Gupta

BBC

GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME (3 SERIES)

Various

BBC

KEEPING MUM

Steve McCrum

BBC

CAPTAIN BUTLER'S LAST STAND

Essential Film & TV

PORK PIE

Humphrey Barclay Productions

LIFE ISN'T ALL HA HA HEE HEE

Andy DeEmmony

Hat Trick

LENNY HENRY SHOW

Tiger Aspect

POSITION IMPOSSIBLE

Various

Diverse

THE GRIMLEYS

Declan Downey

Granada

JO BRAND - THROUGH THE CAKEHOLE

Channel X

DIWALI LIGHTS

BBC

Stage

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

DINNER WITH SADDAM

Alawi

Lindsay Posner

Menier Chocolate Factory

DUMB SHOW

Barry

Stephen Unwin

The Rose Theatre

SPAMALOT

King Arthur

Mike Nichols

The Palace Theatre

ART

Yvan

Nigel Havers

Whitehall Theatre

GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME

National Tour

PETER SELLERS IS DEAD

Riverside Studios

THE TEMPEST

Arti Prasher

Tara Arts Tour, Britain/Singapore

MONSTERS & MINOTAURS

Phillip Cherbonnier

Tara Arts Group

Radio

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME

Radio/TV Series

Radio 4 / BBC 2

Other

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

LOOKING FOR INDIA

Book

Harper Collins

HELP YOURSELF WITH THE KUMARS

Book

Orion Publishing

SPIRIT IN THE SKY

#1 in UK Singles Chart

Comic Relief

Books

Film, TV & Theatre

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

THE KUMARS

2014

Hat Trick

Series Writer

SANJEEV BHASKAR'S LITTLE CRACKER: PAPAJI SAVES CHRISTMAS

2011

Writer / Director

MUMBAI CALLING

2007

Allan McKeown Presents

Series Writer
Director:
1 x 30' episode

THE KUMARS AT NO. 42

2001

Hat Trick

Writer
5 x 30' episodes

GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME

1998

BBC

Writer
1 x 30' episode

Composer

ProductionCompanyNotes

THE KUMARS

2014

Hat Trick

Theme Music

GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME

1998

BBC

Radio

ProductionCompanyNotes

WITH GREAT PLEASURE

BBC Radio 4

FILM REVIEW SHOW

BBC 5Live

Guest presenter

Comedy

Actor and writer Sanjeev Bhaskar gained notoriety as creator and performer of the BBC hit series GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME. His film roles have included IT’S A WONDERFUL AFTERLIFE (Gurinder Chadha), LONDON BOULEVARD (William Monahan) and THE ZERO THEORUM (Terry Gilliam).

Sanjeev led the cast in the BAFTA award-winning television series INDIAN DOCTOR which garnered record ratings and critical acclaim and has also appeared in the West End as King Arthur in Eric Idle’s SPAMALOT.

Sanjeev wrote and starred in THE KUMARS AT NO. 42 which had global success winning two Emmys, a BAFTA nomination, a British Comedy Award and the Bronze Rose at Montreaux.  The family recently returned to our screens on Sky and features guests including Daniel Radcliffe, Chevy Chase, Olivia Colman Ray Winstone, Rupert Everett, Emilia Fox, Richard E Grant, James Corden, Terry Gilliam and Twiggy.

In 2007, Sanjeev embarked on a highly personal journey through modern India with the BBC to commemorate 60 years of Indian independence. His accompanying travel book became a Sunday Times bestseller.

 

Awards

THE KUMARS AT NO.42: BAFTA nomination (Best Entertainment Performance), Winner of two Emmy Awards, a Bronze Rose of Montreaux Award and a Brit Comedy Award

GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME: Winner Brit Comedy Award

INDIAN DOCTOR: Winner Welsh BAFTAS, Winner at Royal Television Society Awards

Sanjeev was awarded an OBE in 2006