Distinguished friends

Shobu Kapoor

Shobu Kapoor immigrated to the UK in 1988. She trained at Drama Studio London, and has been working in the entertainment industry for over 25 years, across theatre, film, television and radio.

Some of her notable television characters are Gita in Eastenders (1992–98) and Mrs Khan in the BBC1 sitcom Citizen Khan, now in its fifth season. Her film work includes Gurinder Chadha’s Bend It Like Beckham and Penny Woolcock’s Mischief Night.

Shobu is also a playwright and poet. She has written a play for Tara Arts Theatre Company and performed her poetry at Omnibus Arts Centre and The Poetry Café.

In 2013, she co-founded Roman Candle Productions, an independent film and television company, for which she has produced two short films. She is currently working on a short film project as a writer and director.