Sacha Dhawan

Active - 2006 - 2013  |   Born - May 1, 1984 in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England  |   Genres - Comedy Drama, Thriller

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  • 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.