Sanjeev Bhaskar is a British-Pakistani actor, comedian and television presenter. He is best known for his work in the BBC Two sketch comedy series Goodness Gracious Me and star of the sitcom The Kumars at No. 42. Sanjeev, the Kumars and Gareth Gates collectively released the official single for Comic Relief in 2003, which spent three weeks at the top of the UK Singles chart and was the second highest selling single of the year.
His more dramatic acting roles include the lead role of Dr Prem Sharma in The Indian Doctor and a main role as DI Sunny Khan in Unforgotten.
This year he was cast in the Netflix adaptation of The Sandman. Sanjeev has starred in a number of British-produced films including The Guru and Anita and Me. He also had a cameo as a shop owner in Yash Raj Films' production Jhoom Barabar Jhoom. He had a major role in the 2019 film, Yesterday, in which he and his wife Meera Syal played a married couple.
He presented and starred in a documentary series called India with Sanjeev Bhaskar in which he travelled to India and visited his ancestral home in today's Pakistan as part of the BBC's series of programmes on the 60th anniversary of the independence of India and Pakistan. His first book India with Sanjeev Bhaskar, based on the documentary series, became a Sunday Times bestseller.