Kuljit Bhamra in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – Photograph

Series nameFilms

This colour photograph depicts Kuljit Bhamra during rehearsals for the George Lucas film, ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’, released in1984. Bhamra appeared as a special extra on the film as a drummer. This experience marked the first of numerous subsequent castings of Kuljit Bhamra in large-scale films as a special extra, playing the tabla, dhol and other percussion instruments.

Date of Creation / Publication1984
Associated Person/ OrganisationBhamra, Kuljit; Lucas, George
Collection and Reference Number Kuljit Bhamra Collection (GB 2661 KB)
Catalogue NumberKB/FILM/2
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or associated person or organisation where applicable
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Kuljit Bhamra.
Series notesKuljit Bhamra's involvement in film began in the early 1980s. Since being cast as a 'special extra', where he was a drummer while in an acting role for Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom (George Lucas Films, 1984), he has been in great demand not only as a special extra, but as a music producer and composer for national and internationally released films. The material in this grouping includes several posters of films Kuljit Bhamra has contributed to.
Collection notesThe digitised material in the Kuljit Bhamra Collection includes material related to Kuljit Bhamra as a solo artist as well as to his record company, Keda Records. The items include posters, flyers, documents, cassette and CD sleeves, photographs, performance programmes and musical scores.