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Ameet Chana

12 Sep 1975 (Age 42)

Ameet Chana Biography

Born in Epsom, Surrey, Ameet Chana has lived in various places during his life, including Reading, Berks, Cheam in Surrey, Croydon, and has lived in Harrow, Middlesex for the past 15 years with his parents and sister. He attended Gayton High school before moving on to Elm Park College where he completed a BTEC in National Performing Arts. From a very young age, he was re-enacting Amitabh Bachchan scenes or singing and dancing like Michael Jackson around the house. His parents realised his destiny and enrolled him into a Sunday acting workshop at the London Academy of Acting when he was 13. After this, he procured an agent, and started work in television. He then went on to perform in many plays and worked extensively in theatre and low budget films. His first film was for an educational programme with the London Docklands Development Corporation at age 14. He has also starred in a feature film that was shown on Film Four called Wild West (1992). Ameet then went on to act in hit comedy show League of Gentlemen and cinema hit Bend It Like Beckham (2002). He is currently a member of an Asian family on the popular soap, "EastEnders" (1985).

He played cricket, hockey and football at school. He hosted the British Asian Sports Personality of the Year in 2002.

He was inspired to take up acting by watching Grange Hill. He enrolled in a Sunday acting workshop when he was 13.

He has one sister.

He's also appeared in several plays, including Wicked Year, Balti Kings, The Skeleton, Ungrateful Dead, Crazy Horse and Papa Was A Bus Conductor.

Helped launch a National Kidney Research Fund initiative in July of 2002. The campaign is designed to encourage members of the South Asian and African- Caribbean communities to come forward and receive a free test for kidney disease.

His favourite actors are Ray Winstone and Kathy Burke.
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