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Sacha Dhawan Biography

Birth Place:
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

Fast Facts

  • Of Indian descent with a Hindu background, but attended a Catholic secondary school
  • Began acting at age 12; took tap-dancing lessons unwillingly at first, but it was his tap instructor who recommended him to a children's talent agency in Manchester
  • Studied at Manchester's Laine-Johnson Theatre School
  • First TV role was a 1997 episode of the British children's series Out of Sight; appeared in the soap opera EastEnders in 2001
  • Won a Breakthrough On Screen Award from Britain's Royal Television Society for the 2006 docudrama The Bradford Riots
  • Extensive British theater credits include the National Theatre production of Alan Bennett's The History Boys in 2004; reprised his role on Broadway and on the Tony-winning drama's world tour, as well as in the 2006 film adaptation


  • 2020Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated