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Overview (3)

Born in Kenya
Birth NameNitin Chandra Ganatra
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Nitin Ganatra was born on February 21, 1968 in Kenya as Nitin Chandra Ganatra. He is an actor and writer, known for Bride & Prejudice (2004), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and EastEnders (1985). He has been married to Meera Thakrar since July 17, 2004. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Meera Thakrar (17 July 2004 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (8)

Moved with his family from Kenya to Coventry in England in 1971.
Originally worked as an optometrist, gaining a degree in optometry from Aston University in 2000.
Studied Drama, Film and Television at Bristol University.
Is a very close friend of EastEnders (1985) co-star Nina Wadia.
Is just 12 years older than Marc Elliott, who played his son on EastEnders (1985).
Ranked #58 in The 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Masood Ahmed (2015).
As of 2017 he is the 10th-longest serving actor in the history of EastEnders (1985) (tied with John Altman, Tony Caunter, Ricky Groves, Shane Richie and Himesh Patel, and behind only Adam Woodyatt, Steve McFadden, Perry Fenwick, Sid Owen, Rudolph Walker, a tied Mike Reid and Todd Carty, John Bardon, a tied Bill Treacher, James Alexandrou, Derek Martin, Jake Wood and Jamie Borthwick, and a tied Ross Kemp, Dean Gaffney and Shaun Williamson), having played the character Masood Ahmed for 9 years (from 2007 until 2016).
Became a father for the 1st time at age 38 when his wife Meera gave birth to their son Sameer Vivek Ganatra in February 2006.

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