Rakhee Thakrar Wiki, Bio, Husband, Net Worth, Height, Family, Instagram

Rakhee Thakrar is an English actress who has been in several TV series and films. She is well known for playing Shabnam Masood in the BBC One soap drama EastEnders from 2014 to 2016. She has played Emily Sands in Sex Education from 2019 till the present (as of January 2022). 

Some of the films she has appeared in include Bollywood Carmen, Running Naked, 23 Walks, the Rules of the Game, and more. 

In Big Finish’s “Doctor Who: The Time War” audio dramas, she plays Bliss, the Eighth Doctor’s companion.

Rakhee Thakrar Profile

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Rakhee Thakrar Profile
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Full nameRakhee Thakrar
Common nameRakhee 
Date of birth29 February 1984
Place of birthLeicester, Leicestershire, England
Zodiac signPisces
Father nameNot available
Mother nameNot available
SiblingsShivam Thakrar and Anuj Thakrar
EthnicityIndian ethnic
Sexual orientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandVikash Bhai
ResidenceNot known
EducationLeicester’s Taylor Road Primary School, Soar Valley College
Salary Under review
Source of incomeEntertainment industry
Net worth5 million dollars

Rakhee Thakrar Age, Ethnicity and Religion

Rakhee is now 37 years old and was born on February 29, 1984, and the actress was born in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, under Pisces. Thakrar has British nationality and belongs to the Indian ethnic group.

Rakhee Thakrar Family

Shivam and Anuj Thakrar are her two younger brothers. Rakhee hasn’t revealed anything about her background.

Rakhee Thakrar Husband/Boyfriend 

She is a happily married woman when it comes to her personal life. On September 2, 2017, she married Vikash Bhai, an actor. Vikash is well renowned for his parts in films such as Limbo (2020), Hanna (2019), and The Stranger (2019-2020). 

Neither she nor her husband has shared any information about how they met or their relationship history. But, according to what we know. They met while both working for Big Finish Productions. 

They do not appear to have any plans to start a family very soon. However, this does not rule out the idea of their having children later on. 

Rakhee Thakrar Height and Weight 

Rakhee Thakrar Height and Weight 
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Her body is thin and curvy, measuring 32 inches across the breast, 26 inches around the waist, and 32 inches around the hips. Rakhee’s height is 5 feet 7 inches, or 1.7 meters, and she weighs roughly 53 kg. She has black hair and has black eyes.

Height5 feet 7 inches
Weight53 kg
Body dimensions32-26-32 inches
Chest size 32 inches
Waist size26 inches
Hip size 32 inches
Bra cup size 32 B
Eye colorBlack
Hair colorBlack

Rakhee Thakrar Education 

Rakhee went to Leicester’s Taylor Road Primary School. She attended Soar Valley College and began performing when she was a teenager. Rakhee began her career as an actor. Rakhee was in her early twenties when she finished her official education. 

Rakhee Thakrar Career 

Rakhee Thakrar Career
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Banglatown Banquet (2006), Holby City (2010), Page Eight (2011), TYU’s Company (2012), Cloud 9 (2019), and Love, Sex, and Side Effects (2019) are some of her cinematic credits (2018). She also provided voiceovers for Invizimals (2013-14) and the computer game Invizimals: The Alliance (2013).

Rakhee Thakrar Acting Career

When she was a teenage girl, she was a member of Hathi Productions, a Leicester-based theatre company. In 2004, she portrayed Roopa Chauhan in Silver Street’s BBC Asian Network radio drama. (From the first episode in 2004, until the last episode in 2010)

Thakrar made her first television appearance in the BBC program Banglatown Banquet in 2006. Thakrar appeared in a variety of TV shows, including Doctors, Holby City, Peep Show, and, most notably, Cloud 9, in which he portrayed the lead role.

After that, she starred in several television shows and films, with her most notable appearance being in EastEnders in 2013. On January 13, 2014, she made her first appearance. Her character, Shabnam Masood, was originally played by Zahra Ahmadi from 2007 to 2008

Following Shabnam’s unsuccessful marriage to Kush Kazemi (Davood Ghadami), Thakrar left EastEnders in 2015 and was last seen onscreen on February 5, 2016. In 2019, she started playing Emily Sands in the Netflix series Sex Education.


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Thakrar was among 20 young people selected for the Leicester Mercury’s Pathfinder program in 2004. It allowed a group of young journalists to spend ten months learning about print journalism and reporting on local communities, thanks to a partnership with Leicester City Council. 

During this period, Thakrar penned articles about the impact Bollywood has had on Leicester and her unique situation of being born on February 29.

Rakhee Thakrar Films/Television/Series/Voice Actor

She has played as Shabnam Masood in the long-running BBC One soap opera “EastEnders” (2014–2016) and also as Emily Sands in the Netflix comedy-drama series “Sex Education” (2019–present) are two of her most prominent roles.

In 2004, Thakrar made her acting debut in Silver Street’s radio drama.

Rakhee made her debut television appearance two years later, in the BBC drama Banglatown Banquet, in 2006.

In the same year, she starred in Tourette’s Haiku, a short film.

Rakhee rose to prominence after portraying Shabnam Masood in the BBC serial drama EastEnders in 2014.

She is also well-known as Emily Sands in the Netflix series Sex Education, which she starred in early 2019.

Banglatown Banquet
Running Naked
Those Four Walls
23 Walks
Short Films
Tourettes Haiku
TYU’s Company
Juliet Remembered
Love, Sex, and side effects
Television series
No Signal!
Holby City
Page Eight
DCI Banks
The Jury
Peep Show
Bollywood Carmen
Cloud 9
Children in Need
Sex Education
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Criminal: the UK
The Girl Before
Rules Of The Game
Voice Roles
Invizimals: The Alliance

Rakhee Thakrar Awards and Achievements

Rakhee Thakrar Awards and Achievements
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Rakhee has been nominated in several categories, but the table below shows her awards. She was even nominated for a National Television Award for Best Serial Drama Performance in 2016.

She was even on the cover of the 12th issue of Pukaar Magazine.

Rakhee Thakrar Net Worth 

Rakhee Thakrar Net Worth 
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Rakhee Thakrar has a net worth of $5 million (estimated) due to her acting career. She is a well-known actress in the United Kingdom. She is regarded as one of Hollywood’s most accomplished actors. 

Rakhee Thakrar’s net worth and primary source of income come from her work as a prominent actor. Her acting career has enabled her to live comfortably.

Rakhee Thakrar Social Media Presence

We can find her on Instagram as @rakhee_thakrar with 49.9K followers and 18 posts. She has followed 440 different personalities on her Instagram.

Her Twitter id is @RakheeThakrar, with 34.8K Followers and 2404 tweets. She joined Twitter in May 2012.

You can find her on Instagram and Twitter as: 

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Some Facts about Rakhee Thakrar 

Some Facts about Rakhee Thakrar 
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  • She became wealthy at the age of 37. Her demeanor is one of pure love and kindness.
  • Before deciding to become an actress, she planned to pursue a career in textile design.
  • In 2004, Rakhi was one of twenty young people selected for the Leicester Mercury’s Pathfinder scheme, where she spent ten months learning print journalism.
  • She authored articles about Bollywood’s impact on Leicester and the odd situation of being born on February 29 during her time there.
  • After starring in the BBC soap drama EastEnders as Shabnam Masood, she gained fame.
  • She enjoys drinking and smoking cigars.