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Shobna Gulati

 
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Shobna has just finished filming the role of Ray in the upcoming feature film Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. She became a household name for her role as Anita in Victoria Wood’s Dinnerladies and as Sunita in Coronation Street. She trained at Manchester University, Trinity Laban, Goldsmith’s ... (read complete bio)
 
Shobna Gulati Headshot

Bio:
Shobna has just finished filming the role of Ray in the upcoming feature film Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. She became a household name for her role as Anita in Victoria Wood’s Dinnerladies and as Sunita in Coronation Street. She trained at Manchester University, Trinity Laban, Goldsmith’s ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [UK Tour]
2021
Ray

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Fiona Mulvaney and Shobna Gulati

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Shobna Gulati and Ian Kelsey

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Shobna Gulati and Fiona Mulvaney Photo

Shobna Gulati and Fiona Mulvaney

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Ian Kelsey and Shobna Gulati Photo

Ian Kelsey and Shobna Gulati

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Performances
  [UK Tour]
2021
Ray

Shobna Gulati Biography

Shobna has just finished filming the role of Ray in the upcoming feature film Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. She became a household name for her role as Anita in Victoria Wood’s Dinnerladies and as Sunita in Coronation Street. She trained at Manchester University, Trinity Laban, Goldsmith’s College, London, Darpana Academy for Performing Arts, India and has a post graduate in teaching dance from Middlesex University.

Theatre credits include Cinderella (Lyric Hammersmith), Richard II (The Globe), Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (The Apollo Theatre), Daisy Pulls It Off (The Park), Anita & Me (Birmingham Rep/Touring Consortium), Grease (Leicester Curve), Mamma Mia International Tour 2015- 2016, Jon Godber’s April in Paris (Derby Playhouse/ National Tour), B!rth, Hunger for Trade, Come Closer Pretend You Have Big Buildings, Cafe Vesuvio (Royal Exchange, Manchester), The Jungle Book, (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Dinnerladies, Girl’s Night (National Tour), The Vagina Monologues (Mark Goucher Ltd), Romeo and Juliet (Leicester Haymarket), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Tara Arts/National Tour) and How High is Up (West Yorkshire Playhouse).

Film credits include Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (New Regency/Film4/Warp Films), Finding Fatimah (British Muslim TV), Junkhearts (Coded Pictures) and BAFTA award winning short film, Shadowscan (BFI).

She has also written and directed the critically acclaimed comedy show for young women The Masala Girls.

Television credits include 4Stories – On the Edge (Blacklight Productions), Doctor Who (BBC), Moving On (LA Productions), River City (BBC Scotland), Treasure Champs (CBeebies), Edith (BBC), Casualty (BBC), Doctors (BBC), Coronation Street (ITV), Hold The Sunset (BBC), In the Club (BBC), Eastenders (BBC), New Street Law (BBC), Magnolia (BBC), Paranoid (ITV1/Red/Netflix), You, Me and Them (UKTV Gold), The Slammer (CBBC), Jackanory (CBBC), Bedtime Stories (Cbeebies), Coming Up (Channel 4), Where The Heart Is (ITV1) and dinnerladies (BBC). As a panellist she was seen on Call My Bluff, Have I Got News For You, Countdown and was a regular on ITV’s Loose Women until 2014. She was a semi- finalist in Celebrity Masterchef for the BBC had appeared in Soapstar Superstar and Stars in their Eyes for ITV.

Documentaries include: River Walks (BBC1), Empires Children (Channel 4), Back In Time For Tea (BBC2), Disappearing and Discovering Britain (More4).

Shobna has also worked extensively as a dancer and choreographer in regional theatres and also in community and education settings across the UK. Between 1992 and 1994 she was a dance animateur for Yorkshire and Humberside,

She has an honorary doctorate from The University of Huddersfield and is Chancellor of The Children’s University, Oldham.




Shobna Gulati News

BWW Interview: Christina Bianco talks THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE on its UK Tou Photo BWW Interview: Christina Bianco talks THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE on its UK Tour
by Eleni Cashell - May 24, 2022

Christina Bianco chats about her love of The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice, the challenges of playing a comedic tragic character and the positive response to her performance in Funny Girl.

Theatre Royal Brighton Announces Season; SIX, THE CHER SHOW, and More! Photo Theatre Royal Brighton Announces Season; SIX, THE CHER SHOW, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2022

Theatre Royal Brighton's new What's On Guide is out now! Packed with top quality entertainment, there's a fabulous choice of shows from dazzling musicals to gripping dramas, dance and comedy. With something for all ages and artistic tastes, audiences will be spoilt for choice. 

EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Arrives In Milton Keynes Photo EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Arrives In Milton Keynes
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2022

Everybody's' Talking About Jamie, the award-winning feel-good musical sensation, is coming to Milton Keynes Theatre on 19 April. West End star Layton Williams reprises the role of Jamie New. Straight from the West End, Shane Richie (I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here, EastEnders) will play Hugo/Loco Chanelle. Shobna Gulati (Coronation Street, Dinnerladies) also re-joins the cast to play Ray.

Photos/Video: Inside Rehearsal For THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE Photo Photos/Video: Inside Rehearsal For THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2022

New photographs and a trailer have been released from the rehearsal room of the UK touring production of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice by Jim Cartwright.  The new production opens on 23 March at MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton and tours until 16 July. 

Rehearsals Start For THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE UK Tour Photo Rehearsals Start For THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2022

Rehearsals have started this week for the new UK touring production of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice by Jim Cartwright.

Photos: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Celebrates Opening Night at Center Theatre Gr Photo Photos: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Celebrates Opening Night at Center Theatre Group
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 26, 2022

Go inside the North American premiere of the West End hit musical 'Everybody is Talking About Jamie.'

VIDEO: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Cast Performs on THE LATE LATE SHOW Photo VIDEO: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Cast Performs on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2022

Cast members of the North American premiere of the West End hit musical 'Everybody is Talking About Jamie' performed on The Late Late Show With James Corden last night.

BWW Review: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE at The Ahmanson Theatre Photo BWW Review: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE at The Ahmanson Theatre
by Tracey Paleo - Jan 25, 2022

“It was just what we needed!” Ahmanson Theatre audiences' response to the opening night of EVERYBODY LOVES JAMIE was absolutely joyous and triumphant.

EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Cast to Perform on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORD Photo EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Cast to Perform on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2022

Cast members of the North American premiere of the West End hit musical 'Everybody is Talking About Jamie' will perform on The Late Late Show With James Corden tonight! 

BWW Interview: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Star Layton Williams Talks the Show's  Photo BWW Interview: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Star Layton Williams Talks the Show's North American Premiere
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2022

Layton Williams has brought the titular character in Everybody's Talking About Jamie to life in the West End and the UK Tour, and will now be making his mark on stage as Jamie in the show's North American premiere! BroadwayWorld spoke with Williams about bringing the show to the US, his favorite part about playing Jamie, UK vs US audiences & more!

Shobna Gulati Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE! VideoVIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE!
by Stage Tube - Aug 10, 2021

Inspired by true events, Everybody's Talking About Jamie follows Jamie New (Harwood), a teenager from Sheffield, who dreams of life on stage.