Writer-broadcaster, comedian and chef Hardeep Singh Kohli is Tara's new Associate Artist. He looks forward to serving-up distinctively Tara linguistic and culinary humour...
For Channel 4 he has written and presented the BAFTA award winning In Search of the Tartan Turban which led to the critically acclaimed and award winning Hardeep Does… Also for Channel 4 he wrote and presented the seminal three part gambling series 50 says you’ll watch this. He also presented a ground-breaking documentary about Scientology, the Beginners Guide to L.Ron Hubbard.
Hardeep was runner-up on the first series of Celebrity Masterchef which led to two series for UKTV Food, New British Kitchen and Chefs and the City.
His love of food is expressed in the publication in 2008 of his first book Indian Takeaway, nominated for an Independent Book Award. He has written about food for Olive, Observer Food Monthly, The Spectator, The Times, The Sunday Times and various other publications. Hardeep was the presenter and a member of the judging panel for the Organic Food Awards 2009.
Having started his broadcasting career in radio he still holds the wireless very dear, presenting extensively across Radio 4, from primetime slots like Midweek, Saturday Live to The Food Programme. He has made a plethora of documentaries for Radio 4, subjects as diverse as the Partitioning of India, Great British Rivers to tight rope walking. Hardeep has also made documentaries for Radio 2 and 3, and presenting across Radio 5 Live.
Hardeep has previously performed at Tara Theatre with three of his touring shows Chat Masala, The Nearly Naked Chef and Indian Takeaway. Most recently Hardeep wrote Tara Arts' sell-out Christmas Pantomime in 2011 Bollywood Cinderella..
In the coming year Hardeep will collaborate with Tara Arts on an adaptation of Moliere's The Miser and the 2012 Bollywood pantomime version of Dick Whittington.
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