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 The final Silver Street episode was broadcast on Fri 26 Mar 2010 and the final omnibus on Sun 28 Mar 2010
An interview with Jaggy Singh
Mushtaq JilaniLife before Silver Street

Our actors come from a variety of backgrounds and some of them had very unusual jobs once that have nothing to do with acting.  Find out what they used to get up to and get exclusive gossip on some of them here.......then let us know what you think by going to the Message Board.
Here is some of the stuff you didn't know....

Paul Bhattacharjee pictured above (Mushtaq Jilani) has directed several touring theatre productions himself.  Some of you may remember him in the TV soap 'Albion Market' although he would probably rather you forgot that one!

Bharti Patel (Rita Chauhan) starred in the first play ever written by Silver Street's Script Editor.  Who was to know that all this time later she would have a leading role in the soap too

Sartaj Garewal (Kuljit Singh) graduated in Accounting and Finance and worked in a variety of City jobs before deciding to become an actor

Hema Mangoo (Jas Chauhan) and Clive Wedderburn (Sway Holloway) went to the same Drama school

Pooja Ghai (Rozena Jilani) and Ashvin-Kumar Joshi (Pradeep Chauhan) are both originally from East Africa

Jay Kiyani (footballer Jaggy Singh) used to be an amateur boxer and went nude on stage once when he played Haroon in 'Buddha of Suburbia'

Renu Setna (Mani Ray) is a very well known face on our TV screens and has starred in a variety of long running programmes such as Only Fools And Horses and once worked as a navvy as part of his National Service

Carole Nimmons (Mary Brady) and Surendra Kochar (Kamla Dattani) are no strangers to soaps. They have both appeared in Coronation Street

In his spare time, Kee Ramsorrun (Sean Brady) enjoys making short films. He is a big Laurel and Hardy fan and is currently working on resurrecting them in the form of two bumbling street youths

Young Rakhee Thakrar (Roopa Chauhan) is one of three managing directors of a theatre company based in Leicester

Rita and Pradeep Chauhan Mani and Mushtaq
Rita Chauhan (played by Bharti Patel) and her husband Pradeep (played by Ashvin Kumar-Joshi)
Mani Ray (played by Renu Setna) with his dear friend Mushtaq Jilani (played by Paul Bhattacharjee)
Kuljit and Sway Mary and Sean Brady
Kuljit (played by Sartaj Garewal) and his mate Sway (played by Clive Wedderburn)
Mary Brady (played by Carole Nimmons) with her grandson Sean (played by Kee Ramsorrun)
To keep up to date with the day to day lives of our characters, listen to Silver Street each weekday at 9.20am or 7.20pm on the BBC Asian Network
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