Is the unforgettable star still married to Meera Syal?

Sanjeev Bhaskar is back in the fourth series of Unforgotten this week, but who is the man behind DI Sunil ‘Sunny’ Khan and who is his wife?

Is actor Sanjeev still married to his colleague Meera Syal? And do they have children together?

Here is everything you need to know about Sanjeev and his career.


Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar on a memorable photo call in 2019 (Image credit: Splash)

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Who is Sanjeev Bhaskar?

Sanjeev is a comedian, actor, and television presenter who was catapulted to fame after appearing on the BBC Two comedy series Goodness Gracious Me.

Since then he has appeared in numerous comedies and dramas and has a career spanning three decades.

In 2006 he was awarded the title of OBE – Officer of the Best Order of the British Empire.

Who does he play in the Unforgotten?

Sanjeev portrays DI Sunny Khan in Unforgotten, one half of a double act opposite Nicola Walker’s DCI Cassie Stuart.

Together with their team, the two investigate decades-old murders and put together events that happened many years ago to bring justice and closure to the victim and his loved ones.

Sanjeev says of the fourth series: “There are three projects that stand out from the TV series that I’ve done in my career that were really meaningful and important to me, and Unforgotten is one of them.

“For the simple reason that the writing is excellent and the people are wonderful.

“I also enjoyed this job the most. I think we laughed more at all of these shows than at any other job, and that kept us sane with the subject. “

Sanjeev also cites his on-screen and off-screen friendship with Nicola Walker as a big reason he enjoyed working on the drama.

He adds, “What I like about Sunny is that he was always Cassie’s rock; He is reliable in both his job and his support.

“Sunny was always there as a mirror for Cassie, reflecting where she is at a certain point.”

In the fourth series, Phaldut Sharma joins the cast – one of the original Goodness Gracious Me casts.

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Cassie and Sunny are back in the fourth series of Unforgotten (Credit: ITV)

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What else did Sanjeev play in? What is he famous for?

After finishing his career as Marketing Director at IBM, Sanjeev worked in show business.

He has appeared on the comedy series The Real McCoy, Captain Butler, We Know Where You Live, and Small Potatoes.

Between 1998 and 2015 he starred in Goodness Gracious Me, often recognized as the series that made him famous.

Sanjeev went on to star at number 42 on the sitcom The Kumars.

His more dramatic roles include starring Dr. Prem Sharma in The Indian Doctor and a leading role as DI Sunny Khan in Unforgotten.

In January 2021, he was cast in the Netflix adaptation of The Sandman.

How old is Sanjeev?

Sanjeev was born on October 31, 1963 in Ealing, London.

He is currently 57 years old.

His parents Inderjit and Janak Bhaskar came to Great Britain after the partition of India.

Sanjeev Bhaskar and his wife Meera Syal
Sanjeev Bhaskar and his wife Meera Syal attend the UK Premiere of Yesterday at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square, London (Photo Credit: Brett D. Cove / SplashNews.com)

Sanjeev Bhaskar’s wife: is he still married to Meera Syal?

Sanjeev married his co-star Meera Syal of Goodness Gracious Me in January 2005.

The ceremony took place in Lichfield, Staffordshire.

Meera was previously married to journalist Shekhar Bhatia from 1989 until her divorce in 2002.

Sanjeev Bhaskar woman: Do you have children?

Sanjeev and Meera have a son named Shaan together.

He was born on December 2, 2005 at Portland Hospital.

Meera said: “When I got pregnant at 44, I felt so grateful, but also guilty about my happiness.”

She also has son Chameli Bhatia from her first marriage.

The unforgettable fourth season starts on Monday, February 22nd, 2021 at 9 p.m. on ITV1.

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