Who is Sacha Dhawan?
British actor and producer Sacha Dhawan was born in Stockport, Lancashire England, on 1 May 1984, under the zodiac sign of Taurus. He’s appeared in close to 60 movies and TV series, and is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Orlo in the biographical comedy series “The Great”, created by Tony McNamara, and which stars Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult and Phoebe Fox. It follows an 18th century royal woman who’s been forced to marry a Russian emperor; the series has been airing since 2020, and has won 13 of its 64 award nominations.
Education and early life
Sacha’s Indian parents are originally from Jalandhar, Punjab, India, but raised him in Stockport; most people believe that Sacha’s an only child, because he hasn’t spoken of having siblings.
He became interested in acting at the age of six, and began honing his skills at Manchester’s Laine-Johnson Theatre School. Sacha was 12 when he launched his acting career, playing Ali Patanjali in 20 episodes of the family comedy “Out of Sight”, in which he starred alongside Shane Fox and Moira Brooker – he then acted throughout his entire education.
Upon matriculating in 2002, Sacha enrolled at Aquinas College, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2006; in the same year he was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, effecting the bowel.
Roles in TV series
Sacha played Tony in the 1998 episode “Picking Up the Pieces” of the crime drama “City Central”, and he then appeared as Leo Nixon in all six episodes of the 1999 science fiction mini-series “The Last Train”, Azmat Madari in 13 episodes of the 2002 fantasy drama “Weirdsister College” and all the three episodes of the 2008 thriller mini-series “Wired”.
In 2008 and 2009, Sacha voiced Eddie in 38 episodes of the animated adventure comedy “Chuggington”; it starred Tony Terraciano, Imogen Bailey and Brigid Harrington, and follows the lives of three engines – Brewster, Wilson and Koko. The series aired from 2008 to 2021 and was nominated for two awards.
Sacha played Jaz Roy in a 2009 episode of the science fiction drama “Paradox”, Khalil Akram in four episodes of the 2010 mystery crime drama “Five Days” and five episodes of the 2010 action adventure mini-series “The Deep”.
In 2010 and 2011, he played Manmeet in 22 episodes of the comedy “Outsourced”, created by Robert Borden, and which starred Ben Rappaport, Anisha Nagarajan and Diedrich Bader. It follows a company manager who’s been sent from Britain to India; the series was nominated for four awards.
A couple of Sacha’s following roles were in the 2012 romantic comedy drama “Last Tango in Halifax”, the 2014 mystery crime drama “Line of Duty”, and the 2015 crime comedy drama “No Offence”.
In 2017 and 2018, he portrayed Davos in the hit action crime adventure “Iron Fist”, created by Scott Buck, and which starred Finn Jones, Jessica Stroup and Jessica Henwick. It follows a man who’s received the mystical force of the Iron Fist, and has become a martial arts master; the series was nominated for two awards.
Sacha’s three most recent TV series roles have been kn five episodes of the adventure science fiction drama “Doctor Who” since 2005, four episodes of the mystery crime drama “Suspect”, and six episodes of the drama “Wolf” both in 2022.
Roles in movies
Sacha’s debut film appearance was in the 2003 drama “EastEnders: Perfectly Frank”, and a couple of his following roles were in the 2006 drama “Bradford Riots”, the 2006 romantic comedy drama “The History Boys”, and the 2008 short drama “Forgive”.
The year 2010 saw him play Sam in the horror thriller “Splintered”, written and directed by Simeon Halligan, and in which he starred alongside Stephen Walters and Holly Weston. It follows a teenager as he’s venturing deep into the woods in North Wales, in search of a monster which has been killing farm animals and people.
In 2012, Sacha played Him in the romantic drama “Girl Shaped Love Drug”, and the following year saw him portray Hesper Pilot in the popular action science fiction adventure “After Earth”, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and which starred Jaden Smith, Will Smith and David Denman. Set 1,000 years after humans escaped from Earth, the movie follows a father and son whose spacecraft has crashed on Earth, and who must now find help; the film won three of its 11 award nominations.
Cheeky snaps between me and Jodie from that final scene. It was genuinely incredibly moving. And the first time I got to step onto the tardis set. That scene will stay with me forever. #Spymaster @DoctorWho_BBCA Thank you to everyone who has been on this journey with me ❤️ pic.twitter.com/4vXmCvVQEA
— Sacha Dhawan (@sacha_dhawan) April 1, 2020
Sacha was then cast to play supporting characters in the comedy drama “Fifty Years on Stage”, the biographical historical drama “An Adventure in Space and Time”, and the mystery thriller “The Tractate Middoth”, all released in 2013.
He portrayed Doctor at Gloucester Crescent in the 2015 biographical comedy “The Lady in the Van”, directed by Nicholas Hytner, and which starred Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings and Jim Broadbent. It follows a man who’s befriended a woman living in her van, and the movie won one of its 10 award nominations.
Sacha’s most recent film role has been his portrayal of Dr. Valentine in the 2018 musical comedy drama “National Theatre Live: Allelujah!”
Sacha was featured in the 2007 short documentary video “Pass It On: The History Boys on Screen”, and the 2017 documentary series “Delhi Cops”.
He voiced Malik in the 2010 video game “Gray Matter”, Gryff Whitehill in the 2014 “Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series”, and several characters in the 2019 “Anthem”.
Sacha received special thanks for the 2020 short movie “Farewell, Sarah Jane”.
He’s currently producing the upcoming comedy movie “Hangdog”.
Sacha’s made a guest appearance in the talk-shows “Bafta’s 60 Second With…”, “Sunday Brunch”, and “Granada Reports”.
Awards and nominations
Sacha won a 2007 Royal Television Society Breakthrough Award – On Screen for his performance in “Bradford Riots”.
He was also nominated for a 2013 Guam International Film Festival Achievement in Acting Award, for his performance in “Girl Shaped Love Drug”, and he and his colleagues were nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in both 2021 and 2022, for “The Great”.
Love life and partner
Although Sacha prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, it’s still widely known that he’s today in a long-term relationship with Anjli Mohindra, a British actress of Indian descent who’s appeared in nearly 50 movies and TV series, and is perhaps best known for playing Nadia Ali in the 2018 crime thriller mini-series “Bodyguard”.
Sacha and Anjli are today living together, but it doesn’t seem that they’re planning to marry anytime soon.
He hasn’t mentioned the girls whom he had perhaps dated prior to meeting Anjli, while it’s known that she was in a relationship between 2008 and 2012, with famous British actor Thomas Lawrence ‘Tommy’ Knight.
Sacha’s in a long-term relationship with Anjli Mohindra as of September 2022, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have children.
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Interesting facts and hobbies
Sacha’s struggling with anxiety, and has revealed that most people have no idea what actors and actresses are going through, often believing that they’re all confident. He’s explained that his attacks usually come before he’s about to perform, as he believes that he won’t be good enough.
He enjoys running his Instagram account, which is today followed by nearly 60,000 people, while Sacha’s posted over 400 pictures and videos.
He works out at the gym nearly every day, and also avoids eating fast food and sweets.
Sacha’s main hobby is travelling, and his favorite cities to visit are Miami, Florida USA, and Paris, France.
His favorite actors are Tom Hanks and Christopher Bale, and his favorite movies “The Dark Knight”, “American Psycho” and “The Machinist”.
Height, eyes and net worth
Sacha’s age is 38. His hair and eyes are brown, his height’s 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and his weight is about 150lbs (69kgs).
Sacha’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1.5 million, as of September 2022.