Taj Atwal (born 1 December 1987) is a British actress who has appeared in Stella, In the Club, Line of Duty, and The Syndicate.
Early Life and Career
Atwal was born in Norwich, 1 December 1987. After her mother lost her job at the Rowntree’s factory in Norwich and was offered a job in York, Atwal moved there with her mother when aged about seven. Living in Haxby, Atwal participated in stage productions at Easingwold School. She had to leave her home aged 16, and lived with volunteers from the homeless charity SASH (Safe and Sound Homes) for two years, and attended York College from 2004 to 2007, obtaining distinctions in both a National Award in Dance and a National Diploma qualification in Performing Arts (Acting). For her graduate production, she played Anitra in Peer Gynt. Having gained funding through Dance and Drama Awards, she then became a student at Guildford School of Acting.
In 2013 she played Amani Sarin, a teacher who suffers alopecia due to stress and then lies that she has cancer, in an episode of the anthology series Moving On. Later roles include Jasminder in Stella, Jasmin in In the Club, and PC Tatleen Sohota in the fifth series of Line of Duty (2019). She chose to join the cast of The Syndicate rather than continue in Line of Duty.
Her stage roles include Meenah in East is East (2014–2015), and Rita in a 2018 production of Rita, Sue and Bob Too. Atwal is an ambassador for Children’s Air Ambulance. In 2020 she became a patron of Theatre@41 in York.
Taj Atwal is currently single and not yet married.
Taj Atwal’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated at around $750, 000 – $3.5 million.