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Rudi Dharmalingham

Last updated 09 January 2020

Rudi Dharmalingham
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Rudi Dharmalingham

Born: Monday 11th May 1981 (age: 40)


Rudi Dharmalingam is a British actor.

He is from Maidstone, Kent, the son of Deoranee, District Nurse, and Indra, Radiographer. He trained at Salford University, graduating in 2002. Rudi is an Arsenal supporter.

Dharmalingam first appeared on TV screens, in 2002, as a member of the cast of the BAFTA Award-nominated drama series Cutting It, appearing till 2004. He  worked at the Royal National Theatre on the original London stage production of The History Boys, understudying the role of Dakin. Later he made his debut on Broadway in the same national production of The History Boys in the role of Crowther.

Dharmalingam headed the cast, playing Tom, in Tom's Midnight Garden, the opening production at the UK's first custom built venue for children, the Unicorn Theatre, He continued to perform at the Royal National Theatre as Faz in Playing with Fire(2005) by David Edgar, directed by Michael Attenborough; then performing as 'Jai Dutt' in Rafta, Rafta by Ayub Khan-Din, directed by Nicholas Hytner - which won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2008.

Dharmalingam worked with the Headlong Theatre Company played 'Nick' in The English Game in 2008. Recent work has included playing Benny and Naz earlier this year in Nicholas Hytner's provocative Royal National Theatre production of Richard Bean's England People Very Nice

Dharmalingam recently made his debut on BBC Television in 'Casualty' and 'New Tricks'.