‘Shantaram,’ Gandhi’s Assassin, Ophelia: The Many Faces of Shubham Saraf

During his eclectic career so far British actor Shubham Saraf has played a variety of roles.Saraf, who studied at the U.K.’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama and France’s École Philippe Gaulier, played an aristocrat in newly independent India in Mira Nair’s BBC/Netflix series “A Suitable Boy”; a policeman in Netflix procedural “Criminal: U.K.” and a PR advisor in Jed Mercurio’s BBC series “Bodyguard.”The actor stars opposite Charlie Hunnam and Alexander Siddig in the upcoming Apple TV+ adaptation of Gregory David Roberts’ bestseller “Shantaram,” which tells the story of a heroin addict and convicted bank robber who, in the 1980s, flees Australia to India, where he reinvents himself as a doctor and a gangster in the slums of Bombay.Saraf’s role is under wraps at the moment but he describes the process as an “intense life-altering experience.” Once cast, in

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