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Phaldut Sharma,[1] also known as Paul Sharma, is a British actor and dancer.

Phaldut Sharma
OccupationActor, dancer


Early lifeEdit

Sharma is the son of Guyanese Hindus. His family moved from London to Bassaleg in Newport when he was six years old.[2] He was educated at Bassaleg Comprehensive,[citation needed] Pontypool College and Guildford School of Acting.[2]


Television and filmEdit

Sharma played Vinnay Ramdas in Casualty and then Damon Lynch in 2011,[3] Rajiv in comedy-drama Roger Roger and was Paul in Meet the Magoons.[4]

He has also appeared in episodes of Life on Mars, Dalziel and Pascoe and the BBC daytime series Doctors. also appeared in one episode of Ultimate Force Series 4 Episode 3 "the dividing line"

Sharma was in the first episode of the UK comedy The Office, playing Sanj and was Stacey Shipman's (Joanna Page) ex-fiancé, Achmed, in Gavin & Stacey.

In 2009, Sharma appeared as Hindu nationalist Harish Dhillon in an episode of Spooks.

In 2012, Sharma was cast in EastEnders as Masood Ahmed's (Nitin Ganatra) brother AJ, a regular character.[5] He left the soap opera in 2014.[6]

He also appeared in episode six of Hunted.

In 2013, he voiced Shariff in the film Gravity.

In 2015 he released I Gotta Be Me - a ten part web comedy in which he plays Paul Shah - a semi-autobigraphical character based on his experience as a Sammy Davis Junior tribute act.[7]

He also appeared as Leigh in episodes four and five of Cucumber.


Sharma played Sammy Davis Jr in the West End production of Rat Pack Confidential in 2003.[8]

From September to October 2010, he appeared in Factory Theatre Company's Boiling Frogs at Southwark Playhouse, London.[9][10]


  1. ^ Phaldut Sharma - Celebrity News - Digital Spy
  2. ^ a b Bevan, Nathan (2 March 2013). "EastEnders' Phaldut Sharma says growing up in Newport helped him become a star". WalesOnline. Media Wales. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  3. ^ Casualty semi-regulars
  4. ^ Meet the Magoons episode guide on Channel 4
  5. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (1 June 2012). "'EastEnders' casts Masood's brother AJ". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  6. ^ Klompus, Jack (24 September 2013). "'EastEnders' axes four stars: AJ, Poppy, Carl and Kirsty to leave soap". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
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  8. ^ Rat Pack Confidential transfers to West End Archived 2011-06-15 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Boiling Frogs Review
  10. ^ Boiling Frogs Review in The Independent

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