Raj Bisram Biography – Raj Bisram Wiki
Raj Bisram is a British antiques expert and auctioneer. He is an antiques expert on BBC’s highly popular Antiques Roadshow, Antiques Road Trip, Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, Flog It! and Bargain Hunt. He was one of the expert dealers on Four Rooms, Channel 4’s award-winning show and appeared on Posh Pawn. He has also appeared on entertainment shows such as Would I Lie to You (BBC One), Celebrity Eggheads and Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC Two).
Raj became one of the Four Rooms dealers in April 2013 when it was hosted by Anita Rani. In 2014 the show won the RTS Best Daytime award and the National Reality TV Award. Four Rooms first aired on Channel 4 on 24 May 2011. Members of the public attempt to sell their valuable and collectible items in exchange for a cash offer from one of the four dealers.
Raj is co-owner of Bentley’s Fine Art Auctioneers which attracts a wide range of high quality fine art, antique furniture, fine quality porcelain, chattels, silver and jewellery at its monthly auctions which caters to a world market. Their popular specialist auctions over the years have included sales of classic motorcycles, fine wines, horology and American Indian art.
Bentley’s Antique & Fine Art Auctioneers was originally founded by Raj Bisram and Wilfred Wheaton in 1995 as Cranbrook Auction Rooms. On Wilf’s retirement Raj was joined by his co-Director Mark Foster in 1996 and the company became Bentley’s Antique & Fine Art Auctioneers Ltd in 2000. Nick Hall joined Bentley’s in 2017 as Associate Director and Principal Auctioneer and Valuer, and is responsible for the day to day management of Bentley’s, with Mark and Raj working in consultancy and auctioneering roles.
Raj and his business partner are the innovators behind the British Silver Hallmark Recognition app which enables users to identify silver marks from a database of 20,000 marks, making silver identification easier and much quicker than looking through books. The app is used and endorsed by antiques industry professionals.
Raj was born and raised in London. He attended Highgate School in Highgate, London, England. After leaving school as a young man, Raj joined the British Army where he was a Physical Training Instructor. Here he found a passion for skiing and it was from the British Army that he went on to become a Ski-Racer and then Road Manager to the World Ariel Stunt Team, and then later becoming the 1st non-Austrian qualified ski instructor within Austria.
Raj Bisram Magic
Throughout his life, Raj has had a passion for magic. He’s a former member of the Magic Circle and has performed magic all over the world to celebrities and royalty. He has frequently brought together his talents as a magician and auctioneer to raise many thousands of pounds for global and local charities including Pestalozzi International Village Trust, Demezla House and The Variety Club of Great Britain, as well as many others.
Raj Bisram Age
Raj was born in 1956 and raised in London, United Kingdom.
Raj Bisram Wife
Is Raj Bisram married? The antiques expert is married to his wife Susan “Sue” R Bisram. He married his wife in 1983 and they have two daughters together. Sue is a secretary at Bentleys Antique & Fine Art Auctioneers Ltd in Cranbrook, Kent, according to LeadQuest.
Raj Bisram Children
Raj and his wife are proud parents to two adult daughters, Jade Bisram and Rue Bisram.
Raj Bisram Family
He was born to an Indian family and has two sisters. Born and raised in London, Raj told DesiBlitz via MyLondon: “One of my enduring memories of childhood is of family Sunday outings in the car with a picnic to the English countryside. I enjoyed these times so much that in later life I have lived most of my adult life in the countryside at home and abroad.”
Raj Bisram Net Worth
As one of the UK’s leading auctioneers and dealers, Raj Bisram has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Raj Bisram Ethnicity
Raj is of South Asian ethnicity, particularly Indian origin.