| Harish Patel|
| November 25, 1950 (age 68) (1950-11-25) Belfast, Northern Ireland|
The Buddha of Suburbia, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Run Fatboy Run, Jadoo, All in Good Time, Kama Sutra: A Tale of Lo, Today's Special
India de Beaufort, Ajit Vachani, Rajkumar Santoshi, Rajiv Rai, Matthew Fenton
Harish Patel Wikipedia
Harish Patel (born 25 November 1950) is a British actor. Although mainly associated with the stage, he has appeared in films and on television.
Patel was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is of Indian descent. He began performing at the age of seven, when he played male and female parts in the Hindu epic Ramayana. He made his film debut in Mandi directed by Shyam Benegal in 1983.
From 1994 to 2008, Patel worked with the eminent Indian theatre director Satyadev Dubey. In 1995, he joined the Indian National Theatre and appeared in the play Neela Kamra. His repertoire has included classical and modern Indian plays as well as plays by Western writers, e.g., Pinter's The Caretaker, Sartre's No Exit, Camus' Cross Purpose, Ionesco's The Lesson, and Mrozek's Vatzlav. In the spring of 2007, Patel took the lead role of Eeshwar Dutt in Rafta, Rafta..., a comedy written by Ayub Khan-Din and directed by Nicholas Hytner at the National Theatre in London to critical acclaim and sellout audiences. His famous one liner is "Gayi bhains paani mein!" (गयी भैंस पानी में!) from the 1987 movie Mr. India.
His credits include The Buddha of Suburbia, China Gate, Mr India and Run Fatboy Run. In 2009 he appeared in Coronation Street playing the role of Umed, Dev Alahan's uncle. Patel also appeared in Mr Stink, Gangsta Granny, The Boy in the Dress and Billionaire Boy, the TV film adaptations of children's books by David Walliams. He plays shopkeeper Raj in all the films, although they are set in different places.
His acting career has taken him all over India, and he has performed in the UK and abroad, in the USA and Dubai among other countries. Patel is a life member of the Cine & TV Artists Association of India.Billionaire Boy (2016)The Driver (2014)The Boy in the Dress (2014)Mapp and Lucia (2014)Gangsta Granny (2013)Mr Stink (2012)Baa Bahoo Aur Baby (2010)Coronation Street (2009)The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008)Gopaljee (1996)The Buddha of Suburbia (1993)Malgudi Days (1987)Yatra (1986)Lies We Tell (2016)Jadoo (2013)Keith Lemon: The Film (2012)All in Good Time (2012)Today's Special (2009)Kisse Pyaar Karoon (2009)Run Fatboy Run (2007)Chicken Tikka Masala (2005)Pyaar Mein Twist (2005)Thoda Tum Badlo Thoda Hum (2004)Calcutta Mail (2003)Love at Times Square (2003)Ek Hindustani (2003)Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein (2002)Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat (2001)Zubeidaa (2001)Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke (2000)Krodh (2000)Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998)Gunda (1998)Purani Kabar (1998)Gupt: The Hidden Truth(1997)Loha (1997)My Son the Fanatic (1997)Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996)Ghatak: Lethal (1996)Mohra (1994)Andaz Apna Apna (1994)Shola Aur Shabnam (1992)Police Public (1990)Maine Pyaar Kiya (1989)Mr India (1987)Mandi (1983)