FANS of the the book A Suitable Boy can't wait for the show to arrive on the BBC.
The cast features some of Bollywood’s biggest stars.
Who is in the A Suitable Boy cast?
Tanya Maniktala as Lata Mehra
Actress Tanya takes on the lead role of Lata who is a young university student living in 1950s North India and determined to make her own way in life.
The story centres on how her mother wants her to settle down with “a suitable boy”.
You won't have seen Tanya in much before as she is a newcomer.
Her only other acting credits include the web TV series Flames.
Tabu as Saeeda Bai
Actress Tabu plays a courtesan and musician who begins a relationship with Maan Kapoor.
In the real world Tabu is an award-winning Indian film actress.
She is considered to be a Bollywood legend, with credits including Coolie No. 1, Life of Pi, Jai Ho, and Andhadhun.
Ishaan Khatter as Maan Kapoor
Lata’s brother-in-law is played by Ishaan.
His character is the son of a prominent politician and he is in love with an older courtesan, Saeeda Bai.
Ishaan is a Bollywood star who's his film credits include Half Widow, Udta Punjab, Beyond the Clouds, and Dhadak.
Rasika Dugal as Savita Mehra Kapoor
Lata’s older sister, who marries university lecturer Pran Kapoor is played by actress Rasika.
In real life, she is an Indian film and television actress who has starred in various shows including Netflix series Dehli Crime and Amazon Prime’s Made In Heaven.
Mahira Kakkar as Rupa Mehra
Lata’s mother, who wants to find her younger daughter "a suitable boy”, is played by actress Mahira.
The Indian actress is known for roles in for Hank and Asha, The Blacklist and Blue Bloods.
She also played Chaarumathi in Netflix's Orange Is The New Black.
Ram Kapoor as Mahesh Kapoor
Well know Indian actor Ram plays Maan’s politician father.
In real life, the TV star is perhaps best known for his role as Jai Walia in the TV series Kasamh SeBade.
Randomly he also hosts the Indian version of The Bachelorette.
Gagan Dev Riar as Pran Kapoor
Gagan plays Lata’s brother-in-law who is married to Savita.
The Indian actor is known for starring in Sonchiriya, Not Fit, and Sunsilk Real FM.
Danesh Razvi as Kabir Durrani
Danesh takes on the role of Lata’s first love interest.
You won't recognise this actor as this is his first major on-screen role.
Mikhail Sen as Amit Chatterji
Lata’s second love interest, an England-educated poet, is played by the handsome Mikhail.
The actor, who is known for his work on stage and screen, is best known for play Helenus in the 2018 Royal Shakespeare Company production Troilus and Cressida.
Who else stars in A Suitable Boy?
The show also includes a whole host of other stars:
- Namit Das as Haresh Khanna
- Shubham Saraf as Firoz Khan
- Joyeeta Dutta as Tasneem
- Randeep Hooda as Billy Irani
- Vivek Gomber as Arun Mehra
- Vivaan Shah as Varun Mehra
- Shahana Goswami as Meenakshi Chatterji Mehra
- Sharvari Deshpande as Malati
- Shujaat Khan as Ustad Majeed Khan
When is A Suitable Boy on TV?
The new series will launch on BBC One on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 9pm.
Netflix has also bought the rights to the drama, meaning it will be available on the platform abroad.
The series is an adaptation of Vikram Seth’s novel of the same name.
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