Inside the off-screen life of Emmerdale star Bhasker Patel

RISHI Sharma is a longtime resident of the Dales, making his first appearance in 2011.

Although he’s been at the center of many dramatic storylines, Emmerdale star Bhasker Patel leads a drama-free life off-screen.

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Rishi Sharma actor Bhasker Patel has been on the soap opera’s lineup since 20111 credit
He leads a happy family life without off-screen drama (as seen above with his dog)

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He leads a happy family life without off-screen drama (as seen above with his dog)credit“>Credit: Instagram
The Emmerdale star is also a proud family man

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The Emmerdale star is also a proud family manCredit: Instagram
He frequently shares snapshots of his daily life off-screen

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He frequently shares snapshots of his daily life off-screenCredit: Instagram

Sandra Flaherty turned to Rishi Sharma after hearing about her surprise windfall in the Yorkshire-based soap opera’s recent scenes as she tried to get her hands on some cash.

The new storyline is a chance for actor Bhasker Patel to be catapulted into the limelight after a minor health issue and marriage drama with Manpreet Sharma in earlier scenes.

The 66-year-old has played husband, father and grandfather for more than a decade after spending time in Coronation Street in 2004.

But her time on the ITV soap opera is a far cry from her off-screen life.

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When he’s not on set, the actor enjoys spending time with his family, as seen on his Instagram account, followed by 18,000 fans.

A true family man, Bhasker often shares proud snaps of his daughters.

He recently attended his daughter Maya’s graduation ceremony after graduating with her BA in painting from Camberwell College of Arts.

Bhasker posted a glamorous photo of the young woman in her gown and cap, captioned, “So proud of our beautiful daughter Maya celebrating her graduation ceremony.”

The heartfelt message was followed by a series of heart emojis.

Bhasker also showed up with his other daughter Kiri when he met EastEnders star Balvinder Sopal at the British Soap Awards in June 2022.

Kiri herself graduated with honors in musical theater, prompting her famous father to write a moving post in her honor.

“Tears of joy today for my daughter Kiri who achieved such amazing exam results after such a difficult year.”

“So proud of you, an honor in music is something to be very proud of.”

“It’s time for a long-awaited new chapter, the study of musical theatre. Enjoy every moment!” exclaimed the actor.

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While he makes his family a priority, Bhasker is also involved in important causes.

In February, the actor led a campaign to raise awareness of male sexual abuse and joined forces with the charity SurvivorsUK, which helps boys and men who have been sexually abused.

Bhasker documented the story of an abused man in the new film titled SAFE, which was created by award-winning director Dan Lowenstein.

The film follows three men at different stages of their lives sharing the same story of abuse.

Meka Beresford, Digital Communications Manager at SurvivorsUK, said: “Working alongside Dan, House of Create, Media Trust and the amazing people behind this project has been such a joyful experience.”

“Dan has truly put his heart and soul into creating a film that accurately depicts the experiences of so many survivors of sexual abuse.”

“We hope this film goes a long way to helping people understand the impact sexual violence can have on men, while also highlighting that support services like SurvivorsUK exist.”

Meanwhile, Emmerdale continues to air from 7.30pm on ITV.

While he makes his family a priority, Bhasker is also pals with fellow soap stars such as EastEnders' Balvinder Sopal.

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While he makes his family a priority, Bhasker is also pals with fellow soap stars such as EastEnders’ Balvinder Sopal.Credit: Instagram
He also shared some snaps alongside the Emmerdale co-stars, as seen above

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He also shared some snaps alongside the Emmerdale co-stars, as seen aboveCredit: Instagram
In February 2022, he led a male sexual assault awareness campaign

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In February 2022, he led a male sexual assault awareness campaign1 credit
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