|Date of Birth||17 January 1969, London, England, UK|
|Birth Name||Naveen William Sidney Andrews|
|Height||5' 9" (1.75 m)|
Mini Bio (2)
Born Naveen William Sidney Andrews in London, England of Indian origin on January 17, 1969, this gifted actor had a penchant for older women. He was raised in Wandsworth, South London (beside the River Thames) to a fairly conservative family. When he was 16, he fell in love with his Mathematics teacher, Geraldone Feakins. She bore his child, Jaisal, in 1992. Naveen (which means "new" in Hindi) was quoted in an interview later on saying that "[my] father would call [me] a prostitute" albeit being famous at his school "for going out with a maths teacher." 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 Kureshi's film, London Kills Me (1991). He is best known for his role as that 'Sikh bloke' in The English Patient (1996) and as Sayid in the popular television series Lost (2004). He splits his time between homes in Los Angeles and Hawaii, where Lost (2004) was filmed.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: RaDragon
Naveen William Sidney Andrews was born on the 17th of January, 1969, in London, England. Naveen is the elder of two brothers, and has had an interest in acting since an early age. At the age of five, a teacher mentioned to Naveen's parents that he had expressed interest in being an actor. At the age of 16, Naveen was accepted at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama at the same time as Ewan McGregor and David Thewlis . Naveen's first role was in Hanif Kureshi's film, London Kills Me (1991) . In 1993, Naveen was nominated by the Evening Standard Drama Awards as Most Promising Newcomer for his part in Wild West (1992) . For the BBC's The Buddha of Suburbia (1993), he was nominated for best actor at the San Remo Film Festival.
This talented actor with the expressive eyes has continued to work steadily through out his career, and became more widely known for his role of Sayid Jarrah in the popular television series Lost (2004) . Naveen has been nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role and has earned much praise from critics.
Naveen has two sons: Jaisal, with his former math teacher Geraldine Feakins; and Naveen Joshua, with Elena Eustache . He divides his time between Hawaii, where Lost (2004) was filmed, and Los Angeles.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: MorticiaBlackrose