Nitin Ganatra: was born in 1967 in Kenya as Nitin
He is an actor and writer, known for EastEnders
(1985), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and
Secrets & Lies (1996).
He made an impact on TV and later moved to films.
is a Kenyan academic and expert
in constitutional law worked to revise Kenya constitution.
Prof. Yash Pal Ghai:
He advised on constitution and human rights to Nepal,
Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, New Hebrides, among other
Britain honoured him with an OBE.
: the legendary English actor’s link
to Kenya is quite loose but the fact that his father
Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji was born and practiced medicine
in Kenya makes Sir Ben Asian-English-Kenyan.
Sir Ben Kingsley
Dipak Patel: Kenyan-born ODI, Test and World Cup
cricketer for New Zealand.
Raju Patel: was born in 1960 in Kenya, the son of
Sharad Patel, a film maker who produced The Rise and
Fall of Idi Amin (1981).
Raju was a producer and director, known for 11:14
(2003), Bachelor Party (1984) and The Jungle Book
He worked with Michael Jackson to set up production company,
He was married to Dimple, daughter of famous Bollywood hero,
He died in 2005 in Long Beach, California, USA.Filmography
: Often mistaken for Kiran Shah and vice
Roy is also a Kenyan born actor of Indian descent with
He has starred in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,
Star Trek, The X-Files, Planet of the Apes,
Transformers and more.
is currently the Professor of
Cardiology at the University of Leicester, and consultant
cardiologist at Glenfield Hospital in the city.
Sir Nilesh Samani:
He was born in Nanyuki and educated at the Lenana School.
He was recently knighted in the 2015 New Year Honours for
‘services to Medicine and Medical Research’.
: He starred in Star Wars (1977).
Named in the Guinness Book of World Records as
‘world’s shortest stuntman’, Kiran has been in everything from
Superman, Braveheart, Titanic, The
Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings trilogy
and The Hobbit trilogy.
The Soods: Siblings Manoj and Veena
Sood are Kenyan-Canadian actors.
Manoj, born in Mombasa has starred in Canadian hit series
Little Mosque on the Prairie, Dead Like Me, Once
Upon a Time in Wonderland and Disney’s Tomorrowland
also starring George Clooney which releases in May, 2015.
His sister Veena has been seen on The X-Files,
Supernatural, Bate Motel and Smallville.
Mombasa born Anver Versi has been editor of the
longest established London-based pan-African business and
economics publication, African Business.
In the UK, he has written for the International Herald Tribune,
The Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Times, The
Independent, The Guardian and several magazines.
Versi has also appeared regularly on CNN, BBC World Service
(radio and TV) and CNBC in addition to other radio and
He is the author of the best-selling book, Football in
Other books include Africa: Search for a Political
Philosophy, published by Macmillan.
: is an experimental
physicist and Professor of Physics at Imperial College
London. He was born in Nyeri into a Sikh family.
Prof. Sir Tejinder Virdee
Virdee went to school at Kisumu Boys High School, went to
Queen Mary University, London, and worked at Imperial College,