“I don’t attach any worth to what I do. “ I think I know now that when the triggers happen, I need to be more watchful. It made a massive difference,” he says.
He enrolled to study medicine, then maths and was destined for accountancy when he landed a presenting gig on a Radio Scotland show called Shredded Wheat, after a friend prompted him to audition. 1966), a senior police officer with the Metropolitan Police in London, and Hardeep Singh Kohli (b. Kohli made a brief cameo in a speaking role as himself in an episode of BBC's VideoGaiden, where he received a fish in the mail as a gift from the hosts in an attempt to recreate the Nintendo game Animal Crossing. Because, my God, you should be there for your kids.”. “But I’d feel worthless.

Does he worry that speaking out might impact his work, in such a notoriously fickle profession? Kohli currently lives in Glasgow with his wife, Fiona, and their three children. “You’re only as good as your last job, and sometimes in this industry, there’s no safety net, it’s just you and your work. I know people who’ve had all sorts of sh*t happen to them, yet they come out smiling. I’d put money aside for it, like a proper functioning adult, but in the end I thought I was going to have to sell the house. In October 2015 Kohli made his first appearance as A.J. We do not pre-moderate or monitor readers’ comments appearing on our websites, but we do post-moderate in response to complaints we receive or otherwise when a potential problem comes to our attention. “People have enough on their plates,” he says. In 2012 he appeared on the Channel 4 comedy programme Fresh Meat as a dentistry lecturer Dr Minaj.

That whole Christmas, when I was 17 and at college, I didn’t get out of bed. Recent figures showed a waiting list of up to 18 weeks for psychological therapy on the NHS in Scotland. Then you spend an hour putting on your socks staring at the floor.”. I question how I got into this position, that it was all just luck. You can’t get out of bed, and if you do, you can’t get out of the shower. [2], "Relative Values: Hardeep Singh Kohli and his brother Sanjeev", "Sony Radio Academy awards 2008 nomination", "Navid the landlord falls foul of council", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sanjeev_Kohli&oldid=973229292, People educated at St Aloysius' College, Glasgow, Articles with dead external links from October 2010, Wikipedia introduction cleanup from April 2010, Articles covered by WikiProject Wikify from April 2010, All articles covered by WikiProject Wikify, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2016, Articles needing POV-check from November 2010, Articles with failed verification from August 2018, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 16 August 2020, at 02:47. But the brightest of days can’t help the darkest of depression, so-called, most famously, by Winston Churchill. Since April 2019 he has hosted Sanjeev Kohli's Big Talk on the BBC Scotland channel. [3] AT seventeen, Sanjeev Kohli didn’t have a name for what kept him in bed for the duration of the Christmas holidays. He says: “I have three children and a wife. “If you’re seen as a liability, that’s a worry,” he says.

“She’s at the Christmas do and she thinks everyone knows because she’s drinking water, so she has people with her to bat off suspicions. Kohli has also played Norrie in BBC Four's Bob Servant Independent. It was after one such dark descent that Kohli finally spoke to his wife, Fiona, about seeking professional support. I never had a name for it, I just knew this was part of who I am. And Kohli hopes his candour as an advocate for Dancing with The Black Dog plays a part in continuing that evolution. Click here to find personal data about Fiona Kohli including phone numbers, addresses, directorships, electoral roll information, related property prices and other useful information. Something else, is a recurring tussle with periods of mental ill-health, which have seen him bed-bound, unable to communicate with his children, crying at work and thinking about bringing it all to an end, while juggling a profile as one of the country’s favourite TV personas. [13] The Kohli family have a very successful business in property in Scotland. Get involved with the news in your community, This website and associated newspapers adhere to the Independent Press Standards Organisation's Editors' Code of Practice. “Another time, after I thought I’d been doing well, a VAT bill came along.

[3] Kohli has also starred in BBC Three's Rush Hour as an intolerant taxicab driver,[9] and on the same channel in Phoo Action as a television news presenter. “It was the longest bout I’d ever had, by about two months, and I thought, ‘this is it.’, “Each time it happens, there’s a different trigger. His parents also ran convenience stores, where Kohli worked as young man. I couldn’t even talk to my children, and that’s troubling when that happens. These adverts enable local businesses to get in front of their target audience – the local community. He just knew he felt utterly worthless. “Well, you’re either diabetic or you’re not. “What should have happened, if I’d been in a better state mentally, is that I’d be down for about a week, then start to see there was a way through it.