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Naveen Andrews


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 . His studies paid off when he won a role in Hanif ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Planet Terror
(2007)
Lost
Lost Sayid Jarrah
(2004-2010)
Grindhouse
Grindhouse Abby (segment "Planet Terror")
(2007)

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 2015-2018 Sense8 (TV Series)
Jonas Maliki
- Sense8 Finale Special (2018) ... Jonas Maliki
- You Want a War? (2017) ... Jonas Maliki
- What Family Actually Means (2017) ... Jonas Maliki
- All I Want Right Now Is One More Bullet (2017) ... Jonas Maliki
- I Have No Room in My Heart for Hate (2017) ... Jonas Maliki
 2017 Instinct (TV Series)
Julian Cousins
- Bye Bye Birdie (2017) ... Julian Cousins
 2014 Far Cry 4 (Video Game)
Sabal (voice)
 2013-2014 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (TV Series)
Jafar
- And They Lived... (2014) ... Jafar
- To Catch a Thief (2014) ... Jafar
- Heart of the Matter (2014) ... Jafar
- Dirty Little Secrets (2014) ... Jafar
- Nothing to Fear (2014) ... Jafar
 2013 Diana
Hasnat Khan
 2013 Reckless (TV Movie)
Roland Shaw
 2012 Sinbad (TV Series)
Lord Akbari / Akbari
- The Siren (2012) ... Lord Akbari
- Hunted (2012) ... Akbari
- Homecoming (2012) ... Lord Akbari
- Old Man of the Sea (2012) ... Lord Akbari
- House of Games (2012) ... Lord Akbari
 2004-2010 Lost (TV Series)
Sayid Jarrah
- The End (2010) ... Sayid Jarrah
- What They Died For (2010) ... Sayid Jarrah
- Across the Sea (2010) ... Sayid Jarrah (credit only)
- The Candidate (2010) ... Sayid Jarrah
- The Last Recruit (2010) ... Sayid Jarrah
 2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Detective Ash Ramsey
- Shadow (2010) ... Detective Ash Ramsey
 2008/I Animals
Vic
 2007 The Brave One
David Kirmani
 2007 Planet Terror
Abby
 2007 Grindhouse
Abby (segment "Planet Terror")
 2006 Provoked: A True Story
Deepak Ahluwalia
 2006 The Ten Commandments (TV Mini-Series)
Menerith
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Menerith
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Menerith
 2004 Bride & Prejudice
Balraj
 2003 Easy
John Kalicharan
 2003 Future Tense (TV Movie)
Miles Gupta
 2002 Rollerball
Sanjay
 2001 The Beast (TV Series)
Tamir Naipaul
- Travinia: Part 2 (2001) ... Tamir Naipaul
- Travinia: Part 1 (2001) ... Tamir Naipaul
- Functional Family (2001) ... Tamir Naipaul
- The Delivery (2001) ... Tamir Naipaul
- The Damage Done (2001) ... Tamir Naipaul
 2000 The Chippendales Murder (TV Movie)
Steve Banerjee
 2000 A Question of Faith
William
 1999 Drowning on Dry Land
Darshan
 1998 Mighty Joe Young
Pindi
 1998 Bombay Boys
Krishna
 1998 My Own Country (TV Movie)
Dr. Abraham Verghese
 1997 True Love and Chaos
Hanif
 1996 The English Patient
Kip
 1996 Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
Raj Singh
 1996 The Peacock Spring (TV Movie)
Ravi Battacharya
 1993 The Buddha of Suburbia (TV Mini-Series)
Karim Amir
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Karim Amir
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Karim Amir
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Karim Amir
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Karim Amir
 1992 Double Vision (TV Movie)
Jimmy
 1992 Wild West
Zaf
 1991 London Kills Me
Bike
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Music video: Appeared in David Bowie video, "Budda of Suburbia".

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1 Interview | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

It is not easy to get parts in mainstream films for most people of color. Hollywood and British writers are not writing parts for us, or the directors are not interested in casting us in parts that are color-blind. See more »

Trivia:

Was voted Sexiest Survivalist in 2005 by People Magazine. See more »

Trademark:

Curly black hair

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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