Lily Sastry, The Daughter of Comedian Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean)

Lily Sastry, formerly known as Lily Atkinson

Lily Sastry, formerly known as Lily Atkinson, is the daughter of comedian Rowan Atkinson. An accomplished artist herself, Lily is known for performing singing and burlesque dancing. She entered the entertainment industry as a child artist. 

Lily Sastry, Rowan Atkinson’s daughter didn’t want his last name

Lily Sastry refuses to live in the shadows of her father’s fame. Instead, she works hard to establish her own identity. Lily is an English name that comes from the white lily flower, which signifies purity.

Thus, Formerly known as Lily Atkinson, she changed her name to Lily Sastry in 2015, but she still remains the “daughter of Mr. Bean”.

Lily Sastry made her debut in the 2004 children’s film Tooth. She later starred with her father in Mr. Bean’s Holiday and Johnny English Reborn. Despite an early start, she decided to take the unconventional route and began studying cabaret.

Johnny English Reborn

Soon she was seen performing her solo show at a variety of venues including at the famous club The Pheasantry. After her first gigs gained momentum, she was given her own two-night West End show entitled ‘Lily’ which became a smash hit. 

Lily also loves to sing and has often recorded and uploaded her songs and shows to SoundCloud. She currently performs as both a dancer and a singer and has received positive reviews from the media for her shows.


Lily Sastry got into the show business at a young age. She was cast to play the character of “New Recruit” in the children’s film “Tooth” in 2004. She then appeared in the films Mr. Bean’s Holiday (2007) and Johnny English Reborn (2011), where she shared the screen with her famous father.

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Despite an early start in the films, Lily wanted to pursue her dream of becoming a performance artist She loved to sing and often wrote her own songs and created melodies for them. With the support of her father, she eventually recorded these songs with a studio and uploaded them to SoundCloud. At the same time, she began to learn cabaret.

What does Lily Sastry do for a living?

Lily quit acting to pursue a musical career. Her first big cabaret show in September 2015 sold out, making her the youngest person to perform a one-woman cabaret show.

After her initiation into cabaret, Lily decided to perform at major venues. She first chose The Pheasantry, a famous club in London, and tickets for her one-woman show were sold out. Her burlesque performance attracted many positive reviews from critics and she soon became a successful performer. 

She was next seen with her two-day show in the West End, where she performed her sketch alongside a live band. This too became a great success. She repeated the same performance at the famous St. James Theater in London. Lily Sastry’s sultry jazz performances were dubbed “fresh” and “powerful” by critics. Lily hasn’t had to look back since. Currently, she continues to host her performances across the country.

Like many other millennials, Lily was a regular user of Instagram and uploaded photos very often. However, she decided to go on a digital detox after her parents divorced and has deactivated her Instagram account. Her Twitter account also remains sparsely used. She also remains reserved about her personal life.

Lily Sastry movies

The Fifty Cent Smile (Short)2014Amy
Johnny English Reborn2011Girl with Crash Helmet
Mr. Bean’s Holiday2007Lily at the Stereo
Tooth2004New Recruit

Personal life

Lily was born sometime in 1995 to popular actor Rowan Atkinson and makeup artist Sunetra Sastry. She has an older brother, Benjamin Atkinson. 

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Lily Sastry with dad and mom

It is not known if she is in a relationship with anyone as Lily leads a very private life. Outside of her work, Lily enjoys listening to music, particularly R&B and pop, and watching dance performances.

Her elder brother, Benjamin Atkinson, was born in 1993 and enrolled in the Royal Military College after joining the British Armed Forces. Benjamin is in the British army now.

Useful information

Sastry is a big fan of old-school music and her idols are Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, and Whitney Houston. She currently enjoys listening to Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, and Frank Ocean.

Full nameLily Sastry
Height1.63m (5 feet 4 inches)
BirthdayJuly 11, 1995
Age26 years old
Body size34-26-35
EthnicityMixed British and Anglo-Indian
Zodiac signCancer
TraitsPositive: cheerful, warm, and welcoming

Negative: extremely sentimental, complicated, and possessive
ParentsRowan Sebastian Atkinson

Sunetra Sastry
GrandparentsEric Atkinson

Ella May Bainbridge
SiblingsBenjamin Atkinson
Eye colorBrown
Hair ColorLight Brown
Favorite past timeSinging, dancing, story writing, and telling.
Favorite MusicR & B and pop
Old school favoritesAretha Franklin, Diana Ross, and Whitney Houston
Favorite singersBeyonce, Bruno Mars, Frank Ocean
Fashion styleFormals: Dark-colored dresses, One-piece tops with heels, Informal: Pajamas, Tights, and Baseball t-shirts
lily bio

Why did Lily Atkinson change her name?

Lily Sastry decided to use her mother’s last name after her parents divorced, and it turns out Rowan Atkinson started dating someone much younger. Lily’s parents got separated after 25 years of marriage. The situation based on this family tragedy was worse, and Lily had to bear with the camera flashes on top of miserable rumors of her father’s new relationship with a young actress of her age.

The rumors finally settled down to the truth after the young actress gave birth to her father to a baby girl – Isla, in December 2017.

Brief info

  • Born: 1995
  • British nationality
  • Famous: British dancers
  • Also Known As Lily Atkinson
  • Born in: London
  • Famous as Rowan Atkinson’s daughter, burlesque dancer
  • Family: Father: Rowan Atkinson, Mother: Sunetra Sastry, Siblings: Benjamin Atkinson
  • City: London, England

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