Shobna Gulati

Shobna became a household name for her role as Anita in Victoria Wood’s “dinnerladies,” as Sunita in “Coronation Street” and Najia in “Doctor Who.” Shobna was recently seen as Ray in the film adaptation of “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.” Her theatre credits include, amongst others, “Going the Distance” (Lawrence Batley / Oxford Playhouse & Online) “Cinderella” (Lyric Hammersmith), Richard II (The Globe), “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” (The Apollo Theatre & UK Tour) and “Daisy Pulls It Off” (The Park). Further television credits include “Hullraisers” (Ch4), Selma in “My Name is Leon” (BBC), “Midsomer Murders” (ITV), “Murder They Hope” (for Gold UKTV) “Doctors” (BBC), “Casualty” (BBC), “Eastenders” (BBC), and “Paranoid” (ITV1/Red/Netflix), amongst others. Shobna has also written and directed the critically acclaimed comedy show for young women, “The Masala Girls.” Her memoir, “Remember Me? Discovering my mother as she lost her memory,” which was published by Octopus Books is out now.

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