Rahul Mandal (born 14 May 1987) is an Indian-British baker and engineering researcher, who won the ninth series of The Great British Bake Off in 2018. Mandal also works as an engineering researcher at the University of Sheffield's Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.
|Born||14 May 1987|
|Home town||Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England|
|Television||The Great British Bake Off|
Life and career
Born in Howrah, India, Rahul came to the United Kingdom in 2010 on a scholarship to study for his PhD in Optical Metrology at Loughborough University and his thesis was on Calibration and Adjustment of Coherence Scanning Interferometry. He joined the Nuclear AMRC in 2015.
In 2018, Mandal won the ninth series of The Great British Bake Off; the finale of which was viewed by 10 million households. He was then signed as a columnist for The Times Magazine, a part of the Saturday supplement of The Times, and occasionally cooks on the ITV daytime show This Morning. In 2018, Mandal became a STEM ambassador to inspire the next generation of engineers.
- "Rahul Mandal interview: 'I started baking out of loneliness — I didn't know how to meet people'". The Times. 3 November 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
- Sanghera, Sathnam (24 November 2018). "Bake Off winner Rahul: 'For the first two years in Britain, I didn't talk to anyone'". The Times. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
- Sheffield researcher will feature on The Great British Bake Off, The University of Sheffield, 28 August 2018, retrieved 23 November 2018
- "Great British Bake Off: Final watched by 7.5 million viewers". The BBC. 31 October 2018. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
- "Rahul's autumnal ginger and caramel cupcake". ITV, This Morning.
- Bake-Off winner Rahul Mandal's campaign to make engineering "cool" for kids, Rotherham Advertiser, 21 November 2018, retrieved 25 November 2018
| The Great British Bake Off winner
Series Nine (2018)