Sanjeev Bhaskar

Fee Band

The ex -IBMe marketer has welcomed guests to No42, played King Arthur in Spamalot, and investigated a century of Indian film. He helped change television comedy with Goodness Gracious Me and turned detective in Unforgotten. He is also the Chancellor of the University of Sussex.



Sanjeev Bhaskar enjoyed huge success with The Kumars at No.42, in which he hosted a chat show from the family living room. The show won an Emmy Award, and the personal approval of Nelson Mandela who enjoyed it so much he invited the cast to interview him in his own home. He also solves cold cases in the detective drama Unforgotten and stars in the adaption of The Sandman.

After an early career in marketing with IBM, Sanjeev first made his name with the ensemble sketch show Goodness Gracious Me. Starring Meera Syal, to whom he is now married, Kulvinder Ghir and Nina Wadia, the show transferred from radio to television, becoming a cult favourite and a milestone in British comedy, and went on to play to sell-out audiences on tour.

On stage, he has played King Arthur in Spamalot and unexpectedly hosted Steven Berkoff’s Saddam Hussein in Dinner with Saddam. On the big screen he has appeared in Anita and Me, The Zero Theorem, Notting Hill, and London Boulevard. His other television credits include Doctor Who, The Indian Doctor, a host of appearances in comedy and drama shows, plus he’s fronted documentaries on India and Indian cinema. He is also Chancellor of the University of Sussex.


After Dinner Speaker Sanjeev Bhaskar Awards Intro


We’re on hand to help you find the perfect speaker, presenter or performer for your events. Call or email our London office and use our agents' experience to expertly match you with the right person for your programme!

From time to time we send out emails announcing new speakers and free tickets to our showcase events including Speakers Breakfasts and the JLA Real Variety Show. Please tick the box below if you would like to receive these emails.

Don't miss anything!

We will never share the data you submit here with a third party. Information is stored in a database in order to service your enquiry, but is deleted once it is no longer required. You may request to have this data removed at any time.

JLA Presents

Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

We were joined at 87 Barts Close by three brilliant speakers on a panel that delved into the complex world of Artificial Intelligence. Over the hour our panellists de-mystified AI, speaking about AI’s immense promise for enhancing our lives, alongside the apprehension it has generated regarding job security, privacy infringement, and ethical considerations.


87 Barts Close, 87 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7EB


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, Julia Gillard, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


Bishopsgate Institute, London


@@ -1,80 +0,0 @@