Shobu was most recently seen playing Mrs Khan in the BBC sitcom 'Citizen Khan'.
Best known for playing the long suffering Gita on 'Eastenders' in the 1990s and is recognised to this day, mostly by her voice, which is very distinctive (so she keeps being told!). She has voiced many radio and television ads as well as documentaries. She also has a working knowledge of several Indian and European languages.
In a career spanning over two decades, she has worked extensively in all areas – theatre, television (including a sitcom pilot directed by David Schwimmer), film ('Filth and Wisdom' directed by Madonna) and radio (she played MP Malik in the BBC radio soap, 'Silver Street' for several years).