Cool Indian Actors

by 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 | Gandhi

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 ...

3. Gerry Bednob

Actor | The 40 Year Old Virgin

Gerry Bednob is an actor and writer, known for The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) and Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008).

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 ...

5. Kevin Mukherji

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 ...

6. Aasif Mandvi

Actor | Million Dollar Arm

Aasif Mandvi was born on March 5, 1966 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India as Aasif Mandviwala. He is an actor and producer, known for Million Dollar Arm (2014). He has been married to Shaifali Puri since August 26, 2017.

7. Samrat Chakrabarti

Actor | NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Samrat Chakrabarti was born on August 22, 1975 in London, England. He is an actor and composer, known for NCIS (2003), Late Late (2014) and Price Check (2012).

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 ...

9. Sendhil Ramamurthy

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 ...

10. Ronobir Lahiri

Actor | You've Got Mail

Ronobir Lahiri is an actor and composer, known for You've Got Mail (1998), Ted 2 (2015) and Stuart Little 2 (2002).

11. Kal Penn

Actor | Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

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 ...

13. Joher Coleman

Actor | Death to Prom

Joher Coleman was born on November 25, 1968 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is an actor, known for Death to Prom (2014), Earth Girls Are Easy (1988) and Age of Empires III (2005).

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".

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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

Acclaimed by the critics and the entire world as one of the best actor of his times Irrfan Khan hails from India. Born and brought up in Jaipur into feudal Nawab family, though had no one from the entertainment field in the family, his passion was acting since childhood.While he was doing his ...

17. Parvesh Cheena

Actor | Outsourced

Parvesh Cheena was born on July 22, 1979 in Naperville, Illinois, USA as Parvesh Singh Cheena. He is an actor and producer, known for Outsourced (2010), Transformers: Rescue Bots (2011) and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015).

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 Star Trek: Beyond (2016). He has been married to Bridget Showalter Pudi since June 5, 2004. They have two children.

19. Jay Chandrasekhar

Director | Super Troopers

Jay Chandrasekhar was born on April 9, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Jayanth Jambulingam 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.



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