Jimmi Harkishin

James "Jimmi" Harkishin (born Rajan Harkinshindas; 19 March 1965) is a British actor best known for his role as shopkeeper Dev Alahan in Coronation Street, which he has played continuously since 10 November 1999. He also had a small role in the film East is East as well as Bhaji on the Beach. Harkishin played Gary Lobo in the Jonathan Creek episode "Danse Macabre"[1].

Jimmi Harkishin
Rajan Harkishindas

19 March 1965 (1965-03-19) (age 55)
Years active1987–present
Notable work
Coronation Street (1999–)
Uncle Jack (1990–1993)

Harkishin was born in Paris, France, to an Indian father, Deepak, and an Italian mother, Soni.[2]

He began acting in 1987 under the stage name James Harkishin, and played the regular character of Jose Cuervo for 18 episodes between 1990–1993 in the children's TV series Uncle Jack.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Jonathan Creek" Danse Macabre (TV Episode 1998) - IMDb, retrieved 2019-04-11
  2. ^ "Sad News for Jimmi Harkishin", 22 April 2011. Accessed 13 February 2013

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