Ramon Tikaram

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Ramon Tikaram
Ramon Pramod Junior Tikaram

(1967-05-16) 16 May 1967 (age 52)
Years active1994 – present

Ramon Pramod Junior Tikaram (born 16 May 1967) is a British stage and screen actor of Indo-Fijian and Malaysian descent.

Early life[edit]

Born in Singapore, Tikaram is the son of Fijian-Indian British Army soldier Pramod Tikaram and Sarawakian mother Fatimah Rohani. His younger sister is singer-songwriter Tanita Tikaram. Tikaram is the great-nephew of Sir Moti Tikaram who was the first Lord Chief Justice of an independent Fiji and the world's longest serving national ombudsman.


After attending six primary schools in the United Kingdom and Germany, Tikaram was sent to the Duke of York's Royal Military School in the town of Dover in Kent in 1978, and won a place at the University of Kent at Canterbury, followed by the National Youth Theatre in London.


In 1992, Tikaram had a recording contract and released two singles followed by the album Chill and Kiss, the latter with musicians including brothers Bill and Ian Nelson on guitar and sax respectively.

In 1996, he played the recurring character of Ferdinand "Ferdy" Garcia in the BBC TV series This Life.

Tikaram starred as Judas in the West End production of Jesus Christ Superstar from 1997–1998.[1]

In October 2009, it was announced that Tikaram would appear in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders. He played the part of Qadim Shah, father of the already established character Amira Shah.[2] He appeared on-screen in the role from 17 December 2009 to 29 April 2010 in two separate stints, he returned on 6 September 2011 but left again and returned on 6 January and left again. Tikaram also provided voice acting for the character of Gabe Weller in the 2009 video game Dead Space: Extraction.

Tikaram performed the role of the King of Siam in a UK tour of the musical The King and I, ending in May 2012.[3] In November 2012, he also provided the voice of World Eaters Captain Macer Varren for the Black Library audio drama, "Garro: Sword of Truth", part of the long-running Horus Heresy series.

He appeared as Prendahl in Game of Thrones in 2013.[4] In video games, he lent his voice for Dorian in Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Gein in the cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun.[5]

Ravindra 'Rav' Chaudhry, a character from 2017 video game Need for Speed Payback, is voiced by him.[6]



  • Johnny's Coming Home (1992) German release DSB (Deutsche Schallplatten GmbH Berlin)
  • Hey! (1992) German release DSB (Deutsche Schallplatten GmbH Berlin)


  • Chill and Kiss Bill Nelson guitar, Ian Nelson sax on some tracks (1992) German release DSB (Deutsche Schallplatten GmbH Berlin)

Selected film credits[edit]

Selected television credits[edit]

Selected video game credits[edit]


  1. ^ IMDB, Roman Tikaram: Other Works https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0863130/otherworks
  2. ^ Green, Kris (16 October 2009). "'This Life' actor Tikaram joins 'Enders". Digital Spy. Retrieved 16 October 2009.
  3. ^ The King and I Archived 28 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Garcia, Elio (19 August 2012). "Two More for S3: Ramon Tikaram, Dan Hildebrand Join Cast". westeros.org. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  5. ^ Yin-Poole, Wesley (27 May 2016). "The Legacy of Kain game that was cancelled three years in". Eurogamer. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  6. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7243342/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Ramon Tikaram". IMDb. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Meet the cast of BBC1's The Victim". Radio Times.

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