Rahul Mandal

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.[1] Mandal also works as an engineering researcher at the University of Sheffield's Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.

Rahul Mandal
Born (1987-05-14) 14 May 1987
Howrah, India
Alma mater
Occupation
  • Baker
  • engineering researcher
Years active2010–present
Home townRotherham, South Yorkshire, England
TelevisionThe 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.[2] He joined the Nuclear AMRC in 2015.[3]

In 2018, Mandal won the ninth series of The Great British Bake Off; the finale of which was viewed by 10 million households.[4] He was then signed as a columnist for The Times Magazine,[2] a part of the Saturday supplement of The Times, and occasionally cooks on the ITV daytime show This Morning.[5] In 2018, Mandal became a STEM ambassador to inspire the next generation of engineers.[6]

Personal life

Mandal is single and is the only child of a housewife and businessman father. His father runs a business supplying engineering parts across India.[1]

References

Awards
Preceded by
Sophie Faldo
The Great British Bake Off winner
Series Nine (2018)
Succeeded by
David Atherton
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