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Shekhar Bassi

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Contact

Shekhar Bassi

bassi.shekhar@gmail.com

Joanna Aicher

Phone 0151 708 5509

Mobile 0797 420 6622

info@bananafish.co.uk

www.bananafish.co.uk

Twitter-bird @bananafishmgmt

Physical details

Gender: Male

Eye colour: Brown

Hair colour: Black

Hair length: Short

Playing age: 35 - 45 years

Actual age: 44

Height: 5ft 11ins

Weight: 75kg

Build: Thin

Location: London

Nationality type: Asian

Biography

Shekhar is genuinely one of the more exciting crop of British and Asian actors. Having trained in India, from the age of four, and then later in England, Shekhar is comfortable acting in English and Indian dialects. His "look" offers a range of nationalities hence he has played an array of characters from Middle Eastern to Mediterranean. Forced sabbaticals, over the past few years, owing to personal battles with ill health has not discouraged or diminished Shekhar’s love for acting and continues to persevere and persist in attaining his professional aspirations.

‘A wonderful and subtle actor who delivers a poignant cinematic performance’. - (Raj Dani)

‘Effortless energy, intensity and talent’. – (Diday Bernhardt)

‘His calm manner belies the strength and versatility he pours into his craft and surprises you.’ - (Atul Malhotra)

‘Authentic, intelligent, intense and versatile - he has a natural edge’. - (Jason Foster)

Credits

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Film
2013 Detective, The Mrs. , Independent Films/Community Films , Matt Smuckler
2012 Sword, Essence , Cine Angel , Matthieu Castere
2011 Anil, Desi Boyz , Eros Film International , Rohit Dhawan
2010 Salim/Deputy(Lead), BAD MOON RISING/TERROR IS ME , MADMILE/MIRAGE PRODUCTIONS , RAJ DANI
2010 Sebastian(Lead), Third Time Lucky , Oh boy! Films , Emilia Pullano
2009 Kaasim (Main Lead), AL JADEH , Yousuf Films , Huda Yousuf
2008 Donat, Anamnesis , Half Empty Films , Richard Fisher/Jonathon
2008 Pakistani Policeman, Infinite Justice , Scarab Films , Jamil Dehlavi
2007 Captain Banarjee (Lead), Thieves of Kashmir , Pippa Films , Neville Raschid
2005 The Indian (Lead), Noir , Wire Kinema , Diday Bernhardt
2005 Sol (Lead), Holy Cow , Riverchild Films/Fragile Films , Alex
2005 DCI Jaswant Singh (Lead), Zakat , Pippa Films , Neville Raschid
2004 Sam, Remorse , Romain Choay , Romain Choay
2004 Omar Shariff, Balancing the Books , Paradigm Film Productions , Zam Nasreen
2004 Hassan, Rules of Any Game , Obscura Luna Ltd , Hans-Gerd Treschnak
2003 Adam Klein, It's Always Hard to Say Goodbye , Ne York Film Academy , Eden Matson
2003 Rita the Transvestite, Dress Code , Free Radicle , Jason Foster
2002 Banger, The Winter Of Love , S & M Films , Shakila Maan
2001 Blue, Illegal Blue Note , Picture Me , Kimmy Patterson
1996 Khalid (Acolyte), My Son the Fanatic , BBC Films/Zephyr Films , Udayan Prasad
1995 Salamat, Brothers in Trouble , BBC Films/Renegade Films , Udayan Prasad
Corporate
2012 Indian Pharmacist, Wellness , Firecracker Films , Chris Petcher
2003 Abhay, IR Minimum Wage , Take 3 , Atul Malhotra
Commercial
2012 Gay Clubber, Terence Higgins Trust Condom Moment , Loki Productions , Tom Green
Voice Over
2009 Village Chief - Rajesh, The Girl With 8 Limbs , Channel 4/Zig Zag , Paul Copeland
2008 Village Chief - Rajesh, The Girl With 8 Limbs , Channel 4/ZigZag , Miranda Durrant
1995 Midlands Taxi Driver, Flight , BBC Black Screen , Alex Pillai
TV
2006 Shaker, Rio's WorldCup Windups , ITV/Granada , Rob Fish
Stage
2004 Tommy, The Game , Stratford Circus Royal Court Theatre , Clara Armand
1995 Agonist, Chemistry , KCL Theatre , Helen Sumpton
1995 Marie's Husband, Blazing Bras , KCL Theatre , Simon Rob
1993 Priest, The Priest , Hill Top Productions , Peter Selvara
1993 Sachin, But I Lied For You , Hill Top Productions , Peter Selvara
1992 Man Servant, The Park Bench , Hill Top Productions , Aruna Rathore

Skills

Accents & Dialects

Pakistani, RP, Northern Irish, Scottish, Standard USA, West Midlands, London*, Indian, South African, Glaswegian, Yorkshire

Languages

Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu

Other skills

Attractive, Video, Full Clean Driving Licence, Computer Literate, Tai Chi

Training

Dalhousie High Theatre School - 1979-1985
London Academy of Acting - one year intensive course under Amir Korangy - 1993-1994
Meisner Workshops 1999-2001 with various coaches.