Ayesha Dharker

Last updated on the 27 March 2024 by Evandrus

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Mini Biography

Born: March 16 1977,  Mumbai, India.

Growing up in a family deeply rooted in art and culture, Ayesha Dharker was exposed to the magic of storytelling from a young age. Her father, Anil Dharker, is a renowned journalist and writer while her mother Imtiaz Dharker is an esteemed poet. This creative environment nurtured her passion for performing arts.

Dharker’s education took place both in India and England. She attended Queen Mary University of London where she pursued English literature with aspirations of immersing herself further into the realm of storytelling. Despite having no formal training as an actor initially, her raw talent shone through as she embarked on her acting journey.

Throughout her career spanning over two decades now, Ayesha has portrayed diverse characters across various mediums. One of her biggest breakthrough roles came in the critically acclaimed film “The Terrorist” (1998), directed by Santosh Sivan. Her powerful performance as Malli earned international recognition and established her as an exceptional talent to watch out for.

In addition to cinema success, Ayesha found equal acclaim on stage with notable appearances in plays such as “Rafta Rafta” at National Theatre London and “Anita And Me” at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Her ability to effortlessly transition between different genres showcases her versatility as an actress.

Television audiences have also been captivated by Ayesha’s presence through memorable roles like Dr. Tara Mandal in the popular medical drama series “Doctors.”


Suggested viewing


The Indian Doctor (2010)

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Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 8.0

“The Indian Doctor” is a British comedy-drama series that follows Dr. Prem Sharma, played by Sanjeev Bhaskar, as he relocates from India to the small Welsh mining village of Trefelin in the 1960s, facing cultural clashes and humorous situations while providing medical care to the eccentric locals.

Top cast: Sanjeev Bhaskar, Ayesha Dharker, Mark Williams, Mali Harries, Naomi Everson, Jacob Oakley, Ifan Huw Dafydd, Beth Robert.

Finding Alice (2021)

Finding Alice poster

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 5.9

“Finding Alice” is a British black comedy-drama series that follows Alice, played by Keeley Hawes, as she navigates the sudden death of her husband and the bewildering world he left behind, uncovering secrets, challenges, and unexpected discoveries along the way.

Top cast: Keeley Hawes, Joanna Lumley, Nigel Havers, Gemma Jones, Kenneth Cranham, Ayesha Dharker, Isabella Pappas, Rhashan Stone, Jason Merrells.

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