Sacha Dhawan was born in Bramhall, Stockport to Hindu parents. He began as a child actor at the age of 12 and attended the Laine-Johnson School of Acting in Manchester. He is also an accomplished tap-dancer. His enthusiasm for Alan Bennett was such that when auditions were being held for his play ‘The History Boys’ on the London stage Sacha impressed the author not just with his acting but by reciting a poem he had composed about the play and its author. Sacha has appeared in stage versions of ‘The History Boys’ around the world as well as in the 2006 film adaptation.
Sacha has been seen in Sherlock, Mr Selfridge, In the Club, Marvel’s Iron Fist and more recently in Dracula and as The Master in Doctor Who.