BHASKER PATEL has been playing a regular character on Emmerdale for over a decade and the actor doesn’t seem to have aged a day has everything you need to know about how old the ITV soap star really is.
The role of Rishi Sharma, father to Jai Sharma (played by Chris Bisson), Priya Sharma (Fiona Wade), and Nikhil Sharma, is what Emmerdale audiences most associate Bhasker with (Rik Makarem). The Hollywood actor and his on-screen spouse, Trudie Goodwin, who portrayed Rishi’s ex-wife, Georgia Sharma, were originally introduced to the ITV soap opera cast back in 2011. The actor has appeared less frequently recently as his character’s children have dominated stories, but he isn’t giving up just yet despite his advanced age.
How old is Emmerdale star Bhasker Patel?
Rishi, played by Bhasker, was born on April 16, 1950, making him 72 years old in the realm of the Dales.
Over the course of the pandemic, the character’s significant 70th birthday was not celebrated since the show concentrated on more tragic storylines.
Bhasker, who turned 66 earlier this year, meaning the actor is significantly younger than his alter ego as a result.
The actor is just under six years younger than the character he portrays on the show because he was born on February 7, 1956.This year, the soap star celebrated with drinks and wrote about it on his Instagram page for his 17,000 fans to see.
The actor was born in Kampala, Uganda, despite the fact that his parents, who worked for the British Raj, were of Indian heritage.
This made it possible for Indians to relocate and start companies elsewhere in the British Empire, but when he was six years old, he returned to Gujarat in western India.
After the British colonial rule of India ended in 1962, his father moved to Britain, where he would live for the next 11 years.
Bhasker said of the decision to relocate to the UK: “I believe he thought it was his job to raise his lone son in a way that he could accept responsibility for the family.We were allowed to come here because we were born during the British Raj because he wanted me to get a decent education.
The serial actor continued, “My mum said we would try it for a year and could go back to India if we didn’t like it.
“We were eager because it was an adventure into the unknown, but we had this idea that Britain was constantly chilly and covered with snow.
“What it was like, we had no concept. My father worked in a factory and we were located in north London.
“I was not very good at speaking English. I attended a Gujarati Medium School in India, unlike many students, “He spoke to the magazine All About Horsham.The actor didn’t make his television debut until he was 25 years old, playing his first part in the BBC anthology series Play for Today.
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