RAAGHAV CHANANA by Bjoern Kommerell
Photo: Bjoern Kommerell
St Martin's House, 59 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4JS
Phone: 020 7581 3388
Mobile: 07956 224068
10351 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA
Phone: 001 310 288 3040
Height:5'8" (172cm)
Weight:11st. 11lb. (75kg)
Playing Age:26 - 35 years

About me:

Since 2008, I have been appearing as the American-Indian groom Ashwin looking for 'his' native Indian bride in Girish Karnad's Wedding Album, directed by Lilette Dubey. The play has toured to the US, London, Singapore, Dubai, and continues to run till today to sold out shows.

Stage Musical Television Film Short Film Commercial Music Video Voice Over Radio Event Corporate Educational
2010, Stage, Prince Siddhartha/Gautam Buddha, Life Of Gautam Buddha, Lushin Dubey
2010, Stage, Prince Siddhartha / Gautam Buddha, Life Of Gautam Buddha, Theatre World, Lushin Dubey
2009, Stage, Director, The History Boys by Alan Bennett, The Scindia School Gwalior
2008, Stage, Ashwin (American-Indian Groom), Wedding Album by Girish Karnad, Primetime Theatre Company, Lilette Dubey
2008, Stage, Godansk (Protagonist) / Producer, A House Of Correction by Howard Barker, Fly On The Wall Productions, Rehaan Engineer
2008, Stage, Director & Producer, Bone by John Donnelly, Fly On The Wall Productions
2007, Stage, Jayaprakash, Kanyadaan by Vijay Tendulkar, Primetime Theatre Company, Lilette Dubey
2007, Stage, Larry, Closer by Patrick Marber, The Company Theatre, Atul Kumar
2007, Stage, Ibungo (Antagonist), Turel by Swar Thounaojam, Royal Court Theatre Writer's Bloc Festival, Sunil Shanbag
2006, Stage, Dan / Director, Closer by Patrick Marber, QTP's Thespo Festival
2006, Stage, Prince Salim / Emperor Jehangir, Dastaan-The Great Indian Love Story by Virat Hussain, Stagedoor, Aamir Raza Hussain
2005, Stage, Director & Producer, Closer by Patrick Marber, Fly On The Wall Productions
2005, Stage, Talat (Protagonist), Brain Child by Farrukh Dhondy, Jack-In-The-Box, Roysten Abel
2004, Stage, Sebastian, Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (West End), Background, Stephen Beresford
2004, Stage, Paul (Lead Ensemble), Tattoo by Dea Loher, Just Imagine, Sohaila Kapur
2004, Stage, The Son (Protagonist), You Shall Give Me Grandsons by Thomas Jonigk, Just Imagine, Sohaila Kapur
2003, Stage, Ankur (Lead Ensemble), Vincent Didn't Know He Was A Genius by Nicholas Kharkongor, Teamwork Arts, Nicholas Kharkongor
2003, Stage, Ashish (Lead Ensemble), Come As You Were by Nicholas Kharkongor, Yatrik, Sunit Tandon
2002, Stage, Sergius Saranoff, Arms And The Man by G. B. Shaw, Limelights, Kona Roy
2003, Musical, Rahim (The Quintessential Bollywood Hero), Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan (This Is Bombay My Dear), Teamwork Arts, Sanjoy Roy
2016, Television, Prithvi Singhania, 24 (Series Regular) (2013 - 2016), Anil Kapoor Film Company, Abhinay Deo
2012, Television, Gautam (Lead), Sarvesh, Big Synergy, Ashwini Chaudhary
2012, Television, Dr. Jai Krishnan (Lead), Dhappa!, Big Synergy, Jaydeep Sarkar
2010, Television, Rick (Lead), Luv Ho Jaane De (Let Love Happen), Red Chillies Entertainment / MTV, Gorky Max
2010, Television, Travel Show Host, Great Indian Hotels, Travel XP, Tascha Eipe
2014, Feature Film, Surya Kapoor Sikand (Lead Ensemble), Zubaan, Sikhya Entertainment, Mozez Singh
2012, Feature Film, Joy (Antagonist), Rangrezz, Pooja Entertainment & Films Pvt. Ltd., Priyadarshan
2012, Feature Film, Niyaz Hassan (Lead Ensemble), M Cream, Agniputra Films, Agneya Singh
2011, Feature Film, Soman (Lead Ensemble), Lessons In Forgetting, Arowana Studios, Unni Vijayan
2011, Feature Film, Assistant Script Supervisor, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mirabai Films, Mira Nair
2010, Feature Film, Nikhil, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (You Live Once), Excel Entertainment, Zoya Akhtar
Short Film
2012, Short Film, Ishaan (Protagonist), Ishaan, Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision, Sunaina Bhatnagar
2012, Short Film, Estranged Lover, The Hippie Chick & Her Estranged Lover, Chai Bidi Productions, Tyagi Pallava
2010, Short Film, Abhay (Lead Ensemble), Among Us, zero fiction GmbH, Richard Bohringer
2008, Short Film, Mukoya (Lead Ensemble), Maya, London Film School, Ruheen Iyer
2014, Commercial, Henpecked Husband,, Hundred Frames, Parikshit Vaidya
2014, Commercial, Naughty Husband, Parachute Advansed Body Lotion, Whitelight Moving Picture Company, Namita Roy Ghose & Subir Chatterjee
2012, Commercial, The Backpacker, Idea Cellular, Jamic Films, Nikhil Rao
2012, Commercial, Playful Boyfriend, Maruti Suzuki Alto, Chrome Pictures, Hemant Bhandari
2012, Commercial, Impatient Husband, Suzuki Swish, Keroscene Films, Rajesh Saathi
2011, Commercial, Exhausted Husband, Emami Vasocare Body Lotion (Unreleased), Whitelight Moving Picture Company, Namita Roy Ghose & Subir Chatterjee
2011, Commercial, Determined Customer, Volkswagen "Disguise" (Unreleased), Meet Fleet, David Popescu
2011, Commercial, Childlike Father, Axis Bank (Unreleased), Whitelight Moving Picture Company, Namita Roy Ghose & Subir Chatterjee
2009, Commercial, Curious Guy On a Mission, Secret Temptation Deo, Apocalypso Films, Pradeep Sarkar
Music Video
2008, Music Video, Roadside Fortune-Teller (Protagonist), Teri Justajoo (Roopkumar Rathod), Circus Motion Pictures, Rajat Nagpal
2006, Music Video, Jaded Smooth-Operator (Protagonist), Naina (Talvin Singh), Ekaa Films, Madhureeta Anand Negi
Voice Over
2012, Voice Over, On-Air Promotions, Channel Voice (Contract), Discovery Travel & Living
2008, Voice Over, AV Narrator, Masterclass With Shekhar Kapur, IIFW, Parvati Balagopalan
2008, Voice Over, AV Narrator, Gateway-India's First Reality Show On Filmmaking, Face Entertainment, Parvati Balagopalan
2008, Voice Over, AV Narrator, Incredible India Series, Govt. of Maharashtra
2008, Voice Over, AV Narrator, Short Film On Obesity, Indian Medical Association
2007, Voice Over, On-Air Promotions, Channel Voice (Contract), Sony Entertainment TV's PIX Movie Channel
2007, Voice Over, Narrator, Beyond Parenting (TV Show), NDTV Good Times (Lifestyle Channel)
2006, Voice Over, On-Air Promotions, Channel Voice (Contract), Discovery, TLC & Animal Planet
2004, Voice Over, Announcer, Usha Lexus Design Awards
2002, Radio, Presenter, Yuvwani, All India Radio
2008, Event, Master of Ceremonies, Tata Indica Car Launch at Jamshedh Bhabha
2008, Event, Master of Ceremonies, Motorola Store Opening, Rams Relationships
2007, Event, Master of Ceremonies, Accenture Nationwide Conferences, Shobiz Event Solutions
2007, Event, Master of Ceremonies, IBM Conference, Shobiz Event Solutions
2007, Event, Master of Ceremonies, Cisco Conference, Shobiz Event Solutions
2006, Event, Master of Ceremonies, 'Magiktuch' Music Concert For The Visually Impaired, Times Of India Delhi Festival
2005, Event, Master of Ceremonies, Spectral's Silver Jubilee Celebration
2012, Corporate, Anchor, Williams Lea AV, QED Communications, Souveek Bhattacharya
2010, Corporate, Anchor, Performance Appraisal Training Film At Ranbaxy, Sound Design Solutions, Akshay Roy
2011, Corporate, Ajay Singh (Over-Ambitious Executive), Live Role-Play Based Training, CSW Global, Connie Wong
2012, Educational, Anchor / Role-Play, Grammar & Etiquette Training Film, NDTV Red Dot Productions, Abhishekh Makhija
2008, Educational, Presenter / "Teacher", English Teaching Software (Expert Level)


Atlantic Acting School, Summer Intensive, 2014. Trained in Practical Aesthetics, as outlined by David Mamet in "A Practical Handbook For The Actor". The course included classes on Script Analysis, Performance Technique, Improvisation, Voice, Speech, Movement, Suzuki/View Points & Moment Lab.