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Fagun Thakrar

Actress

Fagun is a classically trained British actress with a Masters in Acting from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, one of the most prestigious acting schools in the UK. She currently stars in the historical drama, “Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain,” which is inspired by the world’s worst industrial disaster which resulted in more than 10,000 deaths in 1984. The film also stars Martin Sheen and Kal Penn.

Fagun was born in Leicester, England and moved to London where she studied Medicine at the University College London. She also entered and won “BBC Bolly Idol,” the BBC's nationwide search for new acting talent, beating thousands of other British hopefuls.

She recently filmed the movie ‘Basmati Blues’ with Donald Sutherland, Brie Larson, Scott Bakula and Tyne Daly.

Fagun has acted on the West End stage in London, performing in several Shakespearean plays including “Antony and Cleopatra,” and “Romeo and Juliet,” as well as roles in “After Miss Julie” by Patrick Marber and “The Seagull,” by Anton Chekhov.

She has also appeared in numerous commercials around the world including Europe, North America and Canada for well-known international brands.

Fagun is the international spokeswoman for SAHARA (South Asian Helpline And Referral Agency), a culturally sensitive organization that supports women who are affected by domestic violence.

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