PRESENTING

Raj&Pablo are as comfortable in front of the camera as behind. Presenters of numerous TV shows in the UK and India for the BBC and other channels, Raj&Pablo are also involved in show production, script writing and content development. The duo met when they were cast by British Actor/Producer Nina Wadia in her award-winning play, Oh This Feeds My Soul.

 

Both trained as actors, with Raj presenting shows since the 1980s like Rough Guide with Magenta Devine and The Clothes Show with Selina Scott, and Pablo acted in films including Hard Men and Gummed Labels. Together, they went on to star alongside Karen David in Stratford East's adaptation of the classic Bollywood movie Baiju Bawra at London's Theatre Royal Stratford East. Other plays they have participated in include Trust in Anger in the lead roles, Rape Rage Revenge as writers and lead actors, Three Asians in Therapy as writers, and Dance of the Gods, an Asian verison of 'Riverdance', which they wrote. 

When Raj&Pablo's theatre production Baiju Bawra launched, such was the hype around it that the London Evening Standard reported that a new, "battle of Bollywood" had erupted between the East London play and Andrew Lloyd Weber's big-budget Bombay Dreams production as a, "David and Goliath" Bollywood battle for supremacy on the London stage, with the duo described as, "young hipsters of the moment Raj and Pablo." 

Raj&Pablo have consolidated their reputations as Bollywood experts and successful radio and television presenters, and are best-known for hosting The Raj and Pablo ShowLove Bollywood and Film Cafe on BBC Asian Network. Recognised worldwide as definitive industry experts on all things Bollywood, the duo also presented BBC Radio 2's Jai Ho Ho, it's a Bollywood Christmas with Raj&Pablo.

The duo's BBC Red Button Show in 2010 was the highest-rated show for the BBC Asian network, with 610,000 listeners, and their Christmas special B4U Best of 2010 Top 20 reached a global audience of 2.5 million viewers.

On Christmas Eve 2010, Raj&Pablo hosted Bollywood for BBC1 National Lottery at the Natural History Museum. They also presented a major BBC2 show to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema entiteld, The Jewel in the Crown as a 2-part series. BollySpice described the show as, "Through music, anecdotes, archives and interviews, our own 'Jewels in the Crown', Bollywood experts Raj and Pablo transport us to the glamorous world of Indian cinema to explore why the industry maintains its popularity, producing over a thousand films each year."

Raj&Pablo have made their mark on Bollywood through their unique 'no holds barred' interview style, with a host of A-list celebrities, including Shah Rukh Khan, Imran Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Kayan Johar, John Abraham and Priyanka to name a few. They have received high praise from their interviewees, including special recogition from screen legend Amitabh Bachchan.

The duo reguarly carry out Red Carpet interviews at major Bollywood events, such as the Asian Achievers Awards, IIFA Rocks and the MAMI Festival.   

TV shows the duo have presented include BBC2's BBC Desi DNA (2012), 
which explored attitudes towards sexuality within the British-Asian community,
Rock the Rickshaw entertainment show (2010) and The Bollywood Show (2013) featuring showbiz gossip and celebrity interviews. Pablo also
appeared in the cult 1996 British gangster movie Hard Men, and Raj presented flagship British shows The Clothes Show and Rough Guide for the BBC. 

In addition to presenting, the duo are actors and have had roles in films including Anubhav Sinha's Tum Bin 1 in 2017 and Raj&Pablo also made a cameo appearance playing themselves in the 2018 Bollywood movie, Namaste England. They are also television producers, and have their own production company, Raj and Pablo Ltd. 

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