Shailan Gohil biography Shailan Gohil is a London-based actor. Originally from Chelmsford, Essex, the British actor with an Indian heritage is soon to make his debut in the West End with the classic hit Mamma Mia! The Musical. Training: Shailan received his professional training in drama from the prestigious Bird College in London. Theatre: While training, Shailan performed in The Wedding Singer produced by Doreen Bird Foundation Theatre. His professional credits include Ensemble in Dick Whittington and Mamma Mia! The Musical.