In Hollywood and in no particular order.
Kal Penn was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey, to Asmita, a fragrance evaluator, and Suresh Modi, an engineer. His parents are Gujarati immigrants to America from India. He attended the Freehold Regional High School District's Performing Arts High School where he participated in the school's theater productions...
“ The most successful? Atleast in terms of number of roles and visibility. ” - n-amritha
“ Oompa Loompa.... ” - n-amritha
“ Is he talented? Is he funny? I don't know, but he does try. ” - n-amritha
“ The OC and Numbers! Variety and spice. ” - n-amritha
“ Nobody can bend it like Nagra! ” - n-amritha
“ A league of his own, except in the league of extraordinary (dull) gentlemen. ” - n-amritha
“ Yum yum yummy recent mummy! ” - n-amritha
Om Puri is an Indian actor who has appeared in both mainstream Indian films and art films. His credits also include appearances in British and American films. He has received an honorary OBE. Puri was born in Ambala, Haryana. His father worked on the railways and served in the Indian Army. Puri graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India...
“ Sprinkled across a few productions. (mostly british) ” - n-amritha
Sendhil Ramamurthy (born May 17, 1974) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as geneticist Mohinder Suresh in the NBC sci-fi drama Heroes and Jai Wilcox in the action spy series Covert Affairs. He appeared as Abhay in the Indian film Shor in the City. He played Gabriel Lowen in The CW sci-fi romance series Beauty & the Beast...
“ Hero. ” - n-amritha
“ Jewellery Designer and Wes Anderson prop. ” - n-amritha
“ Provider of The Daily Indian/Muslim joke. ” - n-amritha
Rory Cochrane was born in New York on February 28, 1972, but spent his childhood in England. He then returned to the United States and was educated in New York City and trained in the drama department of NYC's LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts. His first roles included a part in a docudrama about drugs on Saturday Night with Connie Chung
in 1989 and an appearance in an episode of H.E.L.P.
“ Indian Mom ” - n-amritha
Dev Patel was born in Harrow, London, to Anita, a caregiver, and Raj Patel, who works in IT. His parents, originally from Nairobi, Kenya, are both of Gujarati Indian descent. His first role was in the UK TV series Skins
. His breakout role was in the Oscar winning film Slumdog Millionaire
. In May 2012...
“ Slumdog with the british accent. ” - n-amritha
Freida Selena Pinto was born in Bombai (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India, to Sylvia, a school principal, and Frederick Pinto, a senior bank branch manager. She is from a Mangalorean family. Pinto traversed the modeling circuit in Mumbai (represented by Elite Model Management India) for two years before...
“ The one movie wonder (as of now) ” - n-amritha
Born Naveen William Sidney Andrews in London on January 17, 1969. His parents were both Indian immigrants from Kerala, India. In high school, he auditioned for drama school and was accepted at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Two of his classmates were Ewan McGregor
and David Thewlis
“ Exposed to a global audience, especially in Kamasutra, teeehee. ” - n-amritha
Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Bhanji on December 31, 1943 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was a Kenyan-born medical doctor, of Gujarati Indian descent, and his mother, Anna Lyna Mary (Goodman), was an English actress. Ben began to act in stage plays during the 1960s...
“ Indian Dad, Gujju features :) ” - n-amritha
Kunal Nayyar is an Indian actor. He moved from India to the US in 1999. He first moved to Portland, Oregon, to study business. He started acting in plays as a way of making new friends. He took acting classes, but he went on to graduate from the University of Portland with a degree in business, as something to fall back on...
“ Cute, Mute and funny! ” - n-amritha
Mitra was born in Paddington, London, England, the daughter of Nora Downey and Anthony Mitra, a cosmetic surgeon. She has an older and a younger brother. Her father is of Bengali Indian and English descent, and her mother is Irish. In 1984, when Mitra was eight, her parents divorced, and she was sent to boarding school...
“ There is some Indian in there somewhere. All that hotness couldn't just have come out of nowhere! ” - n-amritha
“ Half Indian, half hair gel. ” - n-amritha
“ a glimpse in star wars, another in ............(will check her page and get back) ” - n-amritha
Aziz Ansari was born in Columbia, South Carolina, to Fatima, a medical office worker, and Shoukath, a gastroenterologist. His family is from Tamil Nadu, India. He graduated from NYU as a business major in 2004. He studied at the South Carolina governors school of science and mathematics. He previously attended the Bennetsville Academy which was in his home town...
“ Funny Person (courtesy dclover66) ” - n-amritha
“ sci fi/ fantasy maestro. (courtesy cschoenberger1973) ” - n-amritha