Indra Bhose

Indra Bhose was born in Scotland, brought up in India and then moved to exotic Hertfordshire. And he’s not remotely confused. He lived in France and Italy before studying film at Goldsmith’s College. His graduation film, Shona May won awards in the Fuji Film Scholarship Competition and David Puttnam selected it to screen on Thames Television’s First Run, showcasing the finest young film making talent in Britain.

Since then, Indra has directed dramas such as The Bill, Casualty, Holby City, London’s Burning, The Grand, Where The Heart Is and Down To Earth, light-hearted children’s series’ Girls In Love and The Worst Witch, and comedies as “Carry-On” as Is Harry On The Boat to the more gentle humour of the much-loved Grandpa Chatterjee.

Always keen to spend winters somewhere warm he directed the Channel Four mini-series Bombay Blue entirely in Mumbai, India, and in Bangladesh, the feature-length opener of Bishaash – BBC World Service Trust’s sci-fi comedy-adventure series – a South Asian cross between X-Files, Torchwood and Scooby Doo.

Indra co-wrote and directed Bollywood Carmen – a live BBC extravaganza on the streets of Bradford in 2013, which was nominated for the ‘Sport & Live Event’ BAFTA, the Broadcast Awards Best Music Programme, the RTS Best Live Event Award and the Televisual Bulldog Award for Best Live Event.

Indra directed a filmed production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing for RSC Live/BBC4 and he continues to direct Eastenders, after returning to the flagship soap in 2019. Indra directed his first episodes of Hollyoaks for Lime Pictures/C4 in May 2023 returning in December to direct a second block.

Indra’s writing includes his screenplays – the award-winning script of Shona May and his Channel Four documentary Puja, Puja and several shorts. He has co-written feature script Ebenezer Goodbye with actor Ross McCall (Band of Brothers / Ghost Whisperer).


Indra Bhose is represented by Frances Arnold