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.
Curly black hair
A fan of country music
At the age of 16 he caused a stir by moving in with his teacher, Geraldine Feakins.
Has a son Jaisal with Geraldine Feakins.
Although he portrayed an Iraqi on the show "Lost" (2004), he is actually British-born of Indian descent.
His first name means "new" in Sanskrit.
Until 2009 lived with actress Barbara Hershey, who is 21 years his senior.
Was voted Sexiest Survivalist in 2005 by People Magazine.
Fan of Chelsea FC (England football club).
Had a son, Naveen Joshua, with Elena Eustache in 2006. He has sole custody of the child.
Met ex-girlfriend Barbara Hershey on the set of Drowning on Dry Land (1999). They were together until late 2009, although they split for a brief time in 2005 during which he fathered his child Naveen Joshua with Elena Eustache.
The older I get, the more I'm prepared to do things for the money" - a reference to stereotypes of minorities in the movies
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.
I think we all had that as a concern. That monster there is like a producer's dream, isn't it? Any one of us could get bumped off at any time and we're all aware of it. It keeps you on your toes." - on the potential short life-span of characters on "Lost
"Older women know who they are, and that makes them more beautiful than younger ones. I like to see a face with some character. I want to see lines. I want to see wrinkles." (Esquire, July 2007)
"A slice of hot, buttered toast is the perfect meal. It's not too much and not too little, and it gives you just the right buzz." (Esquire, July 2007)
On first reading the script for 'Lost': "When I first got the premise, it was limited at best and dreadful at worst. People crashing on an island - how many possible permutations can you get out of that?" (Esquire, July 2007)
(January 2005) Filming upcoming episodes of "Lost"
(September 2006) Shooting season 3 of Lost.
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