Sanjeev Bhaskar bags UK honour
Sanjeev Bhaskar of The Kumars at No 42 now has a Sir added as a prefix to his name, after receiving the Order of the British Empire recently.tv Updated: Jan 04, 2006 15:13 IST
British-born actor of Indian origin Sanjeev Bhaskar, more popularly known as Sanjeev Kumar of The Kumars at No 42, now has a Sir added as a prefix to his name, after receiving the Order of the British Empire recently.
The actor first found fame with the hit comedy series Goodness Gracious Me and then increased his fan following with the popular character of Sanjeev Kumar, a young man who tries to host and broadcast a chat show from his parents' living room.
Meanwhile veteran singer Tom Jones has also been honoured for his contribution to the entertainment world by being knighted.
The 65-year-old singer, whose hits include Delilah and It's Not Unusual, has been honoured for services to music.
Veteran TV star Bruce Forsyth who was made a CBE, said that he was extremely happy with the honour.
"I'm very happy to receive the CBE. I'm delighted and I can put this all down to having done Have I Got News for You. It proved to everybody that I m still a performer and still reasonably funny," the BBC quoted him, as saying.
Playwright Arnold Wesker and jazz musician John Dankworth also received knighthoods, while former BBC Radio head Liz Forgan was made a Dame.
Actors Imelda Staunton and Robbie Coltrane, who stars as Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, were also given OBEs along with Bhaskar.