Sunetra Sarker is an actress who is well-known for her role in the hit drama Ackley Bridge. Raised in England by parents who had come from India, Sunetra has unique experiences straddling the line between two worlds and learning how to embrace her multicultural heritage.
Sunetra spoke about this journey in her RootsTech Connect keynote address. “I want people to look back and think, ‘Oh, yeah, she was that girl who had never seen a brown person on screen, and then she became that person, and then she embraced it, and then she stayed being who she was.’”
Who Is Sunetra Sarker?
Sunetra Sarker is an English actress and director. She was first seen on television as a teenager playing Nisha Batra in the soap opera Brookside. Her career has led to many memorable roles and membership in the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). You may have seen her in No Angels, Informer, and Safe House, and playing Dr. Zoe Hanna in Casualty.
Recently, Sarker filmed a new role in a second series of The Bay, which is scheduled to air in early 2021 on Britain’s ITV. And if that weren’t enough, she is currently filming a fourth series in Channel Four’s popular drama Ackley Bridge. Her role as Kaneez Paracha, a student support officer at Ackley Bridge College, has won her high praise.
Sunetra Sarker’s Personal Life
Sunetra was first married to Nick Corfield, and together they have a son, Noah. She later married Scott Carey in November 2018 and remains married to him today. Listen to her inspiring story of family life and a challenging career in television in her RootsTech Connect keynote address.
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