(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog August 2015, reposted to this blog with permission.)
Akshay Gulati, aged 20, is the son of ex-Coronation Street actor Shobna Gulati, who played Sunita Alahan.
He's been cast as sweet and simple Eddie Taylor in 'The Family Way', a Bill Naughton play set in 1960s Bolton.
Akshay is the youngest member of the cast, says the Bolton News, and is performing in his first professional role, having recently completed a foundation course in acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
He said: "I grew up in green rooms watching my mum so I never had any other career path in mind. Mum has been great at teaching me about the industry and I admit it is nice to have that inside figure guiding you, but I do want to carve my own path.
"Although of course, like most mums she is very proud."
The Family Way is running from September 4 to October 3 at The Octagon Theatre in Bolton. Buy tickets here.
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