Navin Chowdhry Plays Nish Panesar: Wife’s Cancer and Net Worth Explored

Navin Chowdhry has gained fame for his roles as Sunil Mitesh in The Job Lot, Indra Ganesh in Doctor Who and as Nish Panesar in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. He made his acting debut in the 1988 film, Madame Sousatzka at the age of 16. He appeared in Sarah Rutherford’s play “The Girl Who Fell” at Trafalgar Studios, in 2019.

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Navin Chowdhry Biography

Navin Chowdhry is an English actor who was born on January 1, 1971 making him 53 years old, as of 2024. He hails from Bristol, England and attended Imperial College London as his alma mater. He stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm). He has made a name for himself in the field of acting.


He is originally from India. He grew up in Bristol, England and is the offspring of renowned campaigner Simi Chowdhry. His biochemistry degree with honours was an upper second class degree from Imperial College London in 1994.

Navin Chowdhry Plays Nish Panesar In ‘EastEnders’

Chowdhry started portraying the previously unseen and locked up Nish Panesar in EastEnders in 2022. The manipulative sociopath Nish initially appeared near the end of his 20-year prison term and was soon after released.

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As per Fandom, he is the husband of Suki Panesar, father of Ravi, Kheerat, Jags, Ash and Vinny and the grandfather of Davinder, Tyrion and Avani. On 29 September 2022, he made his first appearance.

Navin’s Wife Charlie Chowdhry: Diagnosed With Cancer

Navin Chowdhry is married with Charlie Chowdhry who has recently went undergone chemo and posted a touching image on Instagram. His wife is suffering from cancer.


Navin had been documenting Charlie’s breast cancer fight after she was diagnosed, in June 2020. When his wife had surgery, Navin offered support in an Instagram video that was shared in February 2023 saying,

“I just felt this sudden overwhelming urge absolutely compelled just to say, to breast cancer, go f**k yourself. My wife was diagnosed with triple-positive breast cancer back in the summer of 2020 and like so many of you out there it just opens a world that you hope you never see. It just hits home, the bravery courage and soul, and spirit of all you cancer warriors out there. To my wife – the strongest, bravest, loudest woman I have ever met and the most positive light in my life – I love you.”

Navin recently celebrated 10 years of anniversary, on July 15, 2021 and wrote,

“Just hanging out after the morning school run… Happy Anniversary to this one. 10 years ago today. To kick off the celebrations we’re off to the radiotherapy and heart attack centre for a spot of high energy radiation. Romance is everything!!

To my wife – the strongest, bravest, loudest woman I have ever met and the most positive light in my life – I love you ♥️♥️ And once again F**k you cancer!!”

Navin Chowdhry Net Worth

Navin Chowdhry’s net worth is $4M, as of now. His major work in movies include, Madame Sousatzka, King of the Wind, The Seventh Coin, Seafood, A Chaat in the Park, Skellig’, Ferried, With Love from Calais and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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