Bradford radio presenter is delighted to win guest role in an Indian show

SHOWBIZ: Raj Parmar is thrilled to appear in Saraswatichandra, filmed in the UK

SHOWBIZ: Raj Parmar is thrilled to appear in Saraswatichandra, filmed in the UK

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Leisure and Lifestyle Editor

A Bradford radio presenter has landed a role in an international TV soap opera.

When Raj Parmar heard that the makers of Indian soap Saraswatichandra, popular on the Star Plus channel, were filming on location in the UK he made calls to the production company’s head offices in India.

The actor, choreographer and presenter on Bradford’s Sunrise Radio began talks with producers and sent images of his work and footage of him in Channel 4’s Big Ballet. Mr Parmar, 33, was one of two male dancers on the programme, earlier this year, in which plus-size dancers trained with Wayne Sleep for a performance of Swan Lake.

Mr Parmar was offered the chance to meet producers when the soap came to England. He travelled to London, where scenes were being shot, and was offered the role of a souvenir shop owner who holds a clue in a search on the show. He filmed scenes with lead actors Gautam Rode and Jennifer Winget.

“It was amazing to be given the chance to shoot a scene in London, with the talented Gautam and Jennifer,” said Mr Parmar.

“It is great to see British actors such as myself being invited to be involved in international shows such as Saraswatichandra, a trend which I hope will continue.”

As a Bollywood dancer, Mr Parmar has performed at and choreographed shows and music videos, including events for Asian film stars.

He beat 500 hopefuls to land a place in the troupe in Big Ballet, which followed dancers at auditions and in rehearsals for the ballet at St George’s Hall in Bradford. “I saw Big Ballet as an opportunity for personal development,” he said.

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7:17am Thu 1 May 14

Sally Way says...

Well done Raj.

I was also once an extra on look north. I was crossing the road while a news report was going on. :-)
Well done Raj. I was also once an extra on look north. I was crossing the road while a news report was going on. :-) Sally Way
  • Score: 12

10:29am Thu 1 May 14

Not so simple says...

Well done Raj. I too have been filmed? But without my permission and appeared in various news and promotional films FAME eh lol
Well done Raj. I too have been filmed? But without my permission and appeared in various news and promotional films FAME eh lol Not so simple
  • Score: 7

1:04pm Thu 1 May 14

Super Hero says...

This guy has the most annoying voice on Sunrise Radio. It is totally not a radio voice. Obviously being the son of Usha Parmar the Director of Sunrise he is there. Free publicity with the adverts and mum's funding : a Donkey could do better. I would say this guy has absolutely NO talent what so ever, and a voice and speaking manner so far fetched from being a radio presenter its unbelievable.

The people on Indian Dramas (especially the extras, are just picked willy nilly off the street anyway)

Makes me laugh.............
This guy has the most annoying voice on Sunrise Radio. It is totally not a radio voice. Obviously being the son of Usha Parmar the Director of Sunrise he is there. Free publicity with the adverts and mum's funding : a Donkey could do better. I would say this guy has absolutely NO talent what so ever, and a voice and speaking manner so far fetched from being a radio presenter its unbelievable. The people on Indian Dramas (especially the extras, are just picked willy nilly off the street anyway) Makes me laugh............. Super Hero
  • Score: 1

9:26pm Fri 2 May 14

Bfdproud says...

Well done Raaj. Ignore the negative comments, sounds like someone with a grudge.
Well done Raaj. Ignore the negative comments, sounds like someone with a grudge. Bfdproud
  • Score: 2

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