Bharti Patel is an English actress, known for portraying the role of Ruhma Carter on the BBC soap opera Doctors. For her portryal of Ruhma, she has been nominated for numerous awards at the National Television Awards, British Soap Awards and Inside Soap Awards.
Patel made her professional acting debut as a shop assistant in an episode of the BBC drama series Screenplay. In 2003, she appeared as a dancer in the feature film What a Girl Wants. In 2012, she portrayed the roles of Ursula and Verges in a production of Much Ado About Nothing at the World Shakespeare Festival. In 2015, Bharti began portraying the role of Ruhma Carter in the BBC soap opera Doctors. The next year, she was nominated for Best Newcomer at the British Soap Awards. In 2018, she appeared in an episode of the Hulu series Find Me in Paris as Mama Khan, and in 2019, she portrayed the role of Manju in the BBC Two sitcom Don't Forget the Driver.
|1991||Screenplay||Shop assistant||1 episode|
|1993||Bhaji on the Beach||Refuge woman||Film|
|2001||The Residents||Charan Singh||1 episode|
|2003||What a Girl Wants||Dancer||Film|
|2003||Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness||Tennison's secretary||2 episodes|
|2015–present||Doctors||Ruhma Carter||Series regular|
|2018||Find Me in Paris||Mama Khan||1 episode|
|2019||Don't Forget the Driver||Manju||Recurring role; 3 episodes|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2016||The British Soap Awards||Best Newcomer||Doctors||Nominated|||
|2017||National Television Awards||Newcomer||Doctors||Longlisted|||
|2017||Inside Soap Awards||Best Daytime Star||Doctors||Longlisted|||
|2018||Diversity in Media Awards||Best Actor||Doctors||Nominated|||
|2019||The British Soap Awards||Best Actress||Doctors||Longlisted|||
|2019||Inside Soap Awards||Best Daytime Star||Doctors||Longlisted|||
|2020||Inside Soap Awards||Best Daytime Star||Doctors||Nominated|||
|2020||RTS Midlands Awards||Acting Performance – Female||Doctors||Nominated|||
|2020||UK Festival Awards||Best Ensemble
- "Bharti Patel interview". BBC. Archived from the original on 11 January 2020. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
- "ScreenPlay: Broke". Radio Times (3524). 27 June 1991. p. 60. ISSN 0033-8060. Archived from the original on 20 September 2020. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
- "Bharti Patel". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
- McMullen, Marion (31 August 2012). "Theatre: Bharti Patel didn't think she would ever do Shakespeare". Coventry Live. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
- "Ruhma Hanif". BBC. Archived from the original on 4 November 2020. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
- Laws, Roz (24 May 2016). "Will BBC's Doctors win anything at the British Soap Awards 2016?". Birmingham Mail. Archived from the original on 30 December 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
- Korpal, Vimal (15 April 2019). "Brummie hat-trick as actors Lorna Laidlaw, Bharti Patel and Janice Connolly set to appear on prime time TV shows". I Am Birmingham. Archived from the original on 16 June 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
- Kilkelly, Daniel. "British Soap Awards 2016 full winners list: Did your favourites take home prizes?". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Archived from the original on 30 May 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
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- McGrath, Rachel (22 August 2018). "The Inside Soap Awards 2017 Longlist Is In! Find Out Who's Nominated". Huffington Post. Archived from the original on 27 September 2017. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
- BBC Doctors [@BBCDoctors] (24 January 2018). "We'd love for you to vote for us at this years Diversity in Media Awards... Our nominations: TV Programme of the year. Actor of the Year: Bharti Patel for the hard hitting immigration Storyline Media Moment of the Year: Doctors Bollywood Proposal episode" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "Coronation Street's Bhavna Limbachia and Emmerdale's Ryan Hawley get British Soap Awards nods as full list is revealed". Metro. 9 April 2019. Archived from the original on 10 April 2019. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
- Harp, Justin (30 September 2019). "Inside Soap Awards 2019 full shortlist is announced". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 16 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
- "Who will get YOUR vote in the Inside Soap Awards 2020?". Inside Soap. 15 September 2020. Archived from the original on 26 October 2020. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
- "RTS Midlands 2020". Royal Television Society. Archived from the original on 23 November 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
- "UK Festival Awards 2020". UK Festival Awards. Retrieved 15 February 2021.