Shubham Saraf Is Charlie Hunnam’s ‘Shantaram’ Co-star and an Actor with Many Faces

Shubham Saraf Is Charlie Hunnam’s ‘Shantaram’ Co-star and an Actor with Many Faces

“Shantaram” is the long-awaited adaptation of Gregory David Roberts’ bestselling novel of the same name. The series, developed for Apple TV+ by Steve Lightfoot and Just Kurzel, stars Charlie Hunnam with Shubham Saraf and Sujaya Dasgupta.AdvertisementThe story follows a convicted criminal, Lin, portrayed by Charlie Hunnam, who flees his native Australia for India and ends up living in the slums. He finds a friend in street-smart guide Prabhu, played by Shubham Saraf.The breakout TV star, Saraf, is a theater actor at heart with a particular love for William Shakespeare’s works. He was previously seen in award-winning series on Netflix and BBC and as Gandhi’s assassin in a successful West End production.US director/producer Steve Lightfoot (L), British actor Charlie Hunnam and British-Indian actor Shubham Saraf arrive for the Apple TV+ original series premiere of “Shantaram” at the Bruin theater in Westwood, California on October 3, 2022. | Source: Getty ImagesAdvertisementShubham Saraf Is Passionate about the TheaterUpon graduating from The University of Warwick with a BSc (Hons) in economics in 2013, Saraf was accepted into the prestigious theatre program Ecole Philippe Gaulier. He honed his craft by studying theories such as Neutral Masks.The actor told Uproxx that Shakespeare “gets his blood pumping.” He had the unique chance to play Ophelia in a gender-swapped production of “Hamlet” in 2018, and was Benvolio in the 2021 National Theatre modern retelling of “Romeo and Juliet,” per Variety.The theatre actor’s “star-making performance,” according to Variety, is Nathuram Godse in “The Father and the Assassin” by playwright Anupama Chandrasekhar. He portrayed Gandhi’s assassin and said he could love to take the production to India, but it is not safe now.AdvertisementAdvertisementShubham Saraf Has Worked Steadily since His Student DaysAs a student, Saraf had a small role in Academy Award-nominated Mike Figgis’ “Suspension of Disbelief.” His big break …
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