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Sacha Dhawan stars in NBC's new comedy series Outsourced as Manmeet, a young romantic at the Mid America Novelties call center, who's enamored with American culture, especially the American women he charms on the phone.
He received the Breakthrough On Screen Award at the Royal Television Society Awards for his performance in the controversial drama "Bradford Riots." Dhawan has recently finished filming "The Deep," a new television series for the BBC, alongside Minnie Driver and Goran Visnjic. Other television credits include "Five Days II," "Paradox," "Wired," "Perfectly Frank," "Weirdsister College," "City Central," "The Last Train," and "Out Of Sight." His other feature film work includes "Forgive" and "Splintered."
Dhawan originated the role of Akthar in the award-winning National Theatre production of "The History Boys." He reprised the role for the Broadway production, the world tour, and the film adaptation.
His theatre work includes "England People Very Nice" at the National Theatre in London, which was nominated for Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2010; "The Obama Project" at the National Theatre in Stockholm; "Pornography" at the Traverse Theatre in Scotland, which was nominated for Best Ensemble at The Stage Awards 2008; "Free Outgoing"; "Monkery"; "Salaam Mr. Bush" at the Royal Court in London; "Pretend You Have Big Buildings" at the Royal Exchange in Manchester; "Borstal Boy" at the Edinburgh Festival; "Skater Boy" at the Theatre Royal Stratford East; and "East Is East" at the Leicester Haymarket Theatre.
Manmeet: Currently in a long-distance relationship with one of his American customers, Debbie, Manmeet dreams of the day he'll get to meet her in person. In the meantime, he still has much to learn about the female species.