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Biographies - Avatar Productions - Film and Television Production




Deep Sehgal

After studying for degrees in Philosophy from Dundee and Grenoble, Deep trained as a journalist at Leeds University.

His first job was as a researcher on the BBC”s Everyman series in Manchester.

Deep produced his first drama for the BFI and Channel 4 in 1998, before getting his directing break for Channel 4.

After making a number of short films for the channel, he was hired by BBC Bristol where he spent nearly ten years making high-end documentaries, including the international Emmy nominated series Soul Deep.

His work has been awarded Broadcast, RTS, BAFTA and international festival awards in categories as diverse as Drama, Sport, History and the Arts.

He lives in Bristol and is generally suspicious of cats.


Sanjeev Bhaskar

Sanjeev’s first major breakthrough was as one of the core writer/performers of Goodness Gracious Me. He went on to create and host The Kumars, one of the BBC’s most popular entertainment shows, and played The Indian Doctor in Avatar’s hit drama series.

As an actor he has been directed by some of the world’s most influential film-makers including Woody Allen, Kenneth Branagh, and Mike Nicholls, both on film and for London’s West End stage.

When Sanj is not writing, performing, directing or wrangling his children he has a profound love of silent movies and is a devoted Elvis fan.

He’s also Chancellor at Sussex University.

Sanjeev was awarded the OBE in 2005.