Shobna sharing her ideas at WOW Global on March 3, 2023
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Shobna Gulati husband Anshu Srivastava is a Director at MRA Group of Companies. Shobna and Anshu divorced after 4 years of marriage.

Shobna is an English actress, presenter, writer, and dancer. She is famous for playing Anita in Victoria's Woods Dinnerladies as a soap opera actor. 

She was born on August 7, 1966, in Oldham to KA Gulati and Asha Gulati and has three siblings.  The actress graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in Arabic and Middle Eastern politics. 

Gulati is a promoter of Asian women's rights and different anti-racism campaigns, and she is expertise in six languages. She is a season ticket holder and supporter of Manchester United. 

The actress was assigned as a deputy lieutenant of Greater Manchester in 2015, granting her the right to use the Post Nominal Letter "DL" for a lifetime.

In 1990 she got married to Anshu Srivastava, who is an Architect. Unfortunately, they divorced in May 1994.

Shobna Was Previously Married To An Architect

Shobna Gulati and Anshu Srivastava married in a Hindu ceremony on November 10, 1990. Anshu is an architect. 

They got divorced after four years of their marriage. Shobna got pregnant after their separation but decided to raise her child as a single mother.

Anshu works as a Director at MRA Group of Companies. He joined the company as Retail Team Leader in September 1996.

He completed Dip, Arch, Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture from 1986-1988 and RIBA, Professional Practice Part III from South Bank Polytechnic. In 2000-2001, he graduated with his master's in Psychoanalytic from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Anshu serves as a Director of MRA group of companies
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Anshu volunteered as a Director at Bold Vision from June 2015- June 2018. He was a Trustee in the Tamasha Theatre Company from July 2016 to December 2020, according to his Linkedin.

He assists his clients in getting ready for new projects by using over twenty years of expertise in the global market through a deep study and a strong counter-intuitive approach. 

Srivastava started his career in 1996 as a team leader and was later promoted to Director. He was responsible for retail design and project management for 9 years.

The architect has spent his whole career in a single company. He has been in MRA Architecture and Construction for over 26 years.

He is multi-lingual and knows to speak English, French, and Hindi.

She Is A Single Mother Of Her Child

Shobna Gulati son Akshay Gulati is an actor known for his role in Are You Okay, released in 2015.

He was born on October 1994 and is 29 years old as of 2023. He learned the euphonium at school but later gave up because he did not find it interesting. 

The actor also appeared in I Saved My Belly Dancer in 2016. Since then, he has not made any appearances on TV.

He has completed a foundation course in acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Shobna shared image of her son and sister on her Instagram account
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Akshay never had any other plans as he matured seeing her mother in acting. He said that his mother is very good at giving instructions to him about the industry.

He accepts that having her mother guiding him by his side is good, but he wants to shape his path.

His mother faced lots of challenges because of society. She had to hide her bump as the aunties used to tell her that she was gaining weight when she came to Manchester. 

The next time she was in front of them, she had a baby and got questions like, "Whose Baby is this"? She used to get a lot of hateful comments from them. She did not get afraid and took a stand for herself about her choice.

The mother and son share a close bond. They are also each other's greatest supporters and love spending time together.