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What Makes Me…

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Harki Bhambra is best known for roles in  Our Girl,  Call the Midwife  and most recently as Dr Hasan in ITV's much-loved  The Good Karma Hospital  but he took a slightly different route into acting than most. Having started work as a chartered quantity surveyor following a degree in Manchester, Harki decided that he would give his dream career a go and went to theatre school in London at the age of 27.  Since then, Harki has been thrilled to feature in a range of critically acclaimed television programmes including  Doctor Who  and  Two Doors Down  as well as starring in Nick Cohen’s film  London Unplugged.

We find out what makes Harki...


Sad

Something bad happening to me friends and family. That and thinking about the 2006 Champions League final – oh, and Bukayo Saka’s penalty. Kills me. 

Happy

Ah, things like having a laugh with me mates. Playing footy. Having a brew and a biscuit. And whenever I get a chance to act, it’ll always feel special. 

Fearful

Getting caught short when you need a pee or a poo. 

Reflective

Tower cranes. I used to work in construction so whenever I see a crane it makes me think of those years. 

Confident

Listening to me favourite music. Stuff that puts you in a bit of a solid mindset to remind yourself - life’s alright – come on lad. 

Angry

I’m not a very angry person but I suppose bad tube etiquette is a bit irritating. Oh and entitlement. 

Proud

I think I’m particularly proud of the friends I have in my life. They’ve always been there to celebrate the good times as well as be there at some really tricky times. 

Unique

Me I suppose. I always think you should be proud of your own uniqueness, as no one can do you as well as you can; especially in the acting game


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