Thursday, 25 August 2016
Where have you seen Coronation Street's Sonia before?
Sonia is played by Sudha Bhuchar who is both an actor and a talented writer. As an actor she's been in a great many telly programmes - check out her IMDB profile here. Her many acting roles include appearances in Stella, Eastenders, BBC Radio 4's 'The Archers' and on stage in an adaptation of Salman Rushdie's Haroun and The Sea of Stories at the Royal National Theatre.
She writes widely for radio and the stage, including the award-winning Bollywood Musical Fourteen Songs, Two Weddings And A Funeral (2001), based on the 'Bollywood' film Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Tamasha's Strictly Dandia (2004), and A Fine Balance (2007), based on the book by Rohinton Mistry. She has also written a children's play, Child of the Divide (2006) and The House of Bilquis Bibi, an adaptation of Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba.
Sudha Bhuchar also writes with Shaheen Khan: Balti Kings for Tamasha and three series of Girlies for BBC Radio Four. Their television credits include an episode of Doctors and their original screenplay, House across the street, for BBC 4.
With Kristine Landon-Smith, she won a Woman of Achievement Award for Arts and Culture in 2005, and a First Women Award (Tourism and Leisure) in 2010.
See also: Where have you seen?
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