Kulvinder Ghir (born 10 August 1965) is a British actor, comedian and writer. He is best known as one of the cast members in the BBC sketch show Goodness Gracious Me. He is also known for playing Aslam in the 1987 Yorkshire-based film Rita, Sue and Bob Too!, alongside Michelle Holmes, Siobhan Finneran and George Costigan.
Born in Nairobi, Kenya to Indian-born parents. Ghir grew up in the Chapeltown suburb of Leeds, England. He is of Sikh origin. Ghir first began performing on stage aged 13, going on to play comedy clubs between 15 and 17, thereafter enrolling in a London drama school.
Ghir made his first television appearance in 1985, in the recurring role of Davy Malik in the BBC drama Howards' Way. His breakthrough role came in 1987, in the controversial British film Rita, Sue and Bob Too!. Since then, he has worked extensively in film, television and theatre.
He is best known as being one of four regular cast members in the BBC sketch comedy Goodness Gracious Me, in both its radio and TV incarnation. Amongst the many characters Ghir played were "Chunky Lafunga", a sexy Bollywood "hero", the superhero Bhangra Man, and as one half of the "Bhangramuffins" duo (alongside series co-writer Sanjeev Bhaskar).
He is also known for providing the voice of Ajay Bains in Postman Pat.
In 2019, he played the protagonist’s father in Blinded by the Light.
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