Selva Rasalingam

Selva Rasalingam is a British actor. He has appeared on stage in the West End theatre and for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has made many appearances in UK television series including Doctor Who, Luther and Hustle, and on film including Damascus Cover, and Skyfall in which he was a member of the stunts cast. He played the role of Jesus in the 2014 version of The Gospel of John.


Selva Rasalingam was born in Tottenham in North London to a Tamil father and English mother. He trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.


Rasalingam portrayed Jesus in The Gospel of John and the other three Gospels produced by the Lumo Project, which was well-received as dramatisation and academically for its Biblically-accurate depiction. He studied diverse historical and academic sources in preparation for the role, and filming spanned five years.
His other stage appearances include An Adventure by Vinay Patel Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom in the West End, the award-winning The Riots, and Amir in Pulitzer-Prize winning play Disgraced.