Cool Indian Actorsby Kevin-172 | created - 05 Sep 2012 | updated - 13 Sep 2012 | Public
1. Erick Avari
Actor | Mr. Deeds
Erick Avari was born on April 13, 1952 in Darjeeling, India. His credits include leading roles in films from Kevin Reynolds' cult classic The Beast of War (1988) to commercial megahits such as Stargate (1994), Independence Day (1996), The Mummy (1999) and Planet of the Apes (2001). His comedic ...
2. Ben Kingsley
Actor | Sexy Beast
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 ...
4. Ajay Naidu
Actor | Office Space
Naidu's first professional acting job was the film Touch and Go (released in 1986) which he won from an open call. He starred in the TV movie, Lady Blue (1985) as Paquito. This was followed by an ABC Afterschool Special episode, "No Greater Gift" (1985), where he played Nick Santana, a 12-year-old ...
Actor | The Terminal
Kevin Mukherji has worked with such notable directors as Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Harold Ramis, John Sayles, John McNaughton, Albert Brooks, and Patty Jenkins. Kevin Mukherji was born in Calcutta, India but grew up in the Chicagoland area. Mukherji was entertaining the neighborhood kids ...
8. P.D. Mani
Actor | The Runaways
P.D. Mani was raised in New York living in the Bronx, Queens and finally residing on Long Island. He arrived in Los Angeles the day OJ was running on the 405. Welcome to LA! Since then PD has been steadily working on many national commercials, including Ford motor company, Verizon Wireless, Nortel ...
Actor | Beauty and the Beast
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 ...
11. Kal Penn
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 ...
12. Rory Cochrane
Actor | Argo
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 ...
14. Kabir Bedi
Actor | Octopussy
Kabir Bedi is an internationally acclaimed Indian actor. He has acted in over 60 Bollywood films and has hits like "Khoon Bhari Maang", "Kurbaan" and "Main Hoon Na". He is well-recognized for his role of Emperor Shah Jahan in "Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story".
Popularly recognized in the West for ...
15. Aziz Ansari
Actor | Parks and Recreation
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 graduated from the South Carolina Governor's School for Math and Science in ...
16. Irrfan Khan
Actor | Dabba
Born Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan, in Jaipur, Rajasthan (NW India) January 7, 1967 to a Pashto speaking Muslim family. Khan's mother, Begum Khan, was from the Tonk Hakim family and his father, Jagirdar Khan, from the Khajuriya village near the Tonk district, ran a tire business.
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18. Danny Pudi
Actor | Community
Danny Pudi was born on March 10, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Daniel Mark Pudi. He is an actor, known for Community (2009), Knights of Badassdom (2013) and DuckTales (2017). He has been married to Bridget Showalter Pudi since June 5, 2004. They have two children.
Director | Super Troopers
Jay Chandrasekhar was born on April 9, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Jayanth Jumbulingam Chandrasekhar. He is a director and actor, known for Super Troopers (2001), Beerfest (2006) and Club Dread (2004). He has been married to Susan Clarke since September 18, 2005. They have three children.