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Ayesha Dharker photo portrait

Ayesha Dharker

For the National:


In London’s West End: Bombay Dreams (also on Broadway)

Productions include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello and Arabian Nights for the RSC; The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage at the Bridge; Maryland, Disconnect and The Djinns of Eidgah at the Royal Court; White Teeth and When the Crows Visit at Kiln; Richard II at the Sam Wanamaker; The Island Nation at the Arcola; and Doctor Faustus at Bristol Old Vic.


Vera, Finding Alice, Holby City, Indian Summers, Critical, The Indian Doctor, Coronation Street, Doctor Who, The Commander, Bodies, Waking the Dead, Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee, Cutting It and Doctors.


The Father, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, The Terrorist, Anita and Me, Outsourced, Mad, Sad and Bad, Loins of Punjab Presents, Mistress of Spices, Colour Me Kubrick, Mystic Masseur, Arabian Nights, Split Wide Open Saaz, City of Joy, Manika: Une Vie Plus Tard and the short films Playback, Hideous Man, Lady Behave and India Belongs to Me.


(Updated September 2023. Photograph by Ayesha Broacha)