Sasha Behar

Sasha Behar is a British actress, known for portraying Maya Sharma in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street.

Sasha Behar
London, England
Years active1994–2014
Partner(s)Jamie Glover


Born in London to an Indian mother and an English father,[1] She has two daughters with her partner, actor Jamie Glover. They currently live in Brixton, south London.[2]


Behar trained at the Poor School, in London's King's Cross.


Behar played Maya Sharma in Coronation Street from 2003 to 2004. The role won her the Best Villain award at the 2005 British Soap Awards.[3] Her other television credits include Holby City, Hercule Poirot's Christmas, Messiah and Lewis. She also guest starred in the Doctor Who episode "The Fires of Pompeii", playing Spurrina and played Dr Mortimer in Sherlock (2012).

Her theatre credits include The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant and The Island Princess, Eastward Ho and The Malcontent, with the Royal Shakespeare Company.[4]

Behar also starred in the 2008 film Incendiary.


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Hercule Poirot's Christmas Pilar Estravados / Conchita Lopez Television film
1997 Bugs Yasmine
- The Revenge Effect (1997)
TV series
Thief Takers Yasmin
- After the Goldrush (1997)
TV series
1999 The Bill Doctor
- Pillow Talk (1999)
Police procedural
2000 North Square Stevie Goode Legal drama
2002 Holby City Nandita Gupta
- Shadow of a Doubt: Part Two (2002)
Medical drama
Rescue Me Emma Peters Romantic comedy
2003 Doctors Maxine Longhurst
- Appearances (2003)
Soap opera
2003–2004 Coronation Street Maya Sharma Soap opera
2005 The Government Inspector Nan Television film
Casualty Liz Marcart
- Sweet Revenge (2005)
- Desperate Measures (2005)
- A Question of Loyalty (2005)
- Fat Chance (2005)
Medical drama
2007 Cake Rita Short film
Lewis Catherine Linn
- Whom the Gods would Destroy (2007)
Police procedural
Sold Sarah Glenson
- Episode 1.4 (2007)
Situation comedy
2008 Messiah: The Rapture Salma Al Fulani Television film
Incendiary Bomber's Wife Feature film
Doctor Who Spurrina
- The Fires of Pompeii (2008)
TV series
2010 Jonathan Creek Harriet Dore
- The Judas Tree
TV series
New Tricks Emma Woodford
- It Smells of Books
TV series
2011 The Shadow Line Laing TV series
Injustice Natalie Chandra TV series
Strike Back: Project Dawn Iman Zubedah/Mahmood TV series
2012 Sherlock Dr Mortimer
- "The Hounds of Baskerville"
TV series
Holby City Alex Broadhurst TV series
2013 Luther Dani Lane
- Episode 3.1
TV series
2013 Case Histories Layla Minyawi
- Jackson and the Women
TV series
2014 Da Vinci's Demons Seer TV series


  1. ^ "Rescue Me: Emma Peters - Sasha Behar". BBC. 30 October 2002. Archived from the original on 8 March 2007. Retrieved 11 August 2009.
  2. ^ Kingston, Victoria. "Jamie Glover: Keep it in the Family". South West Mag. Retrieved 11 August 2009.
  3. ^ "Street triumphs at TV soap awards". BBC. 8 May 2005. Retrieved 11 August 2009.
  4. ^ "Agency CV" (PDF). Ken McReddie Associates. Retrieved 11 August 2009.

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