English actor who has starred in numerous film and television shows, including East is East and Coronation Street. In 2010, he appeared in West Is West.
He was born to an Indian father and Irish mother and studied at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama.
He competed on the BBC television show Strictly Come Dancing in 2010.
He was married to Meg Leonard from 2001 to 2010 and they had a daughter together named Elin. In 2013 he married dancer Flavia Cacace.
He appeared in the film The Truth About Love with Jennifer Love Hewitt in 2005.