Indian Actors & Actresses in Hollywood

by serenity536 | created - 20 Apr 2016 | updated - 04 Sep 2016 | Public

1. Dev Patel

Actor | Slumdog Millionaire

Dev Patel was born in Harrow, London, to Anita, a caregiver, and Raj Patel, who works in IT. His parents, originally from Nairobi, Kenya, are both of Gujarati Indian descent. His first role was in the UK TV series Skins (2007). His breakout role was in the Oscar winning film Slumdog Millionaire (...

2. Mindy Kaling

Actress | The Office

Mindy Kaling was born on June 24, 1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Vera Mindy Chokalingam. She is an actress and producer, known for The Office (2005), Inside Out (2015) and Wreck-It Ralph (2012).

3. Naveen Andrews

Actor | Planet Terror

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 ....

4. 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 ...

5. Parminder Nagra

Actress | Bend It Like Beckham

Parminder Nagra was born on October 5, 1975 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Parminder Kaur Nagra. She is an actress, known for Bend It Like Beckham (2002), ER (1994) and The Blacklist (2013). She was previously married to James Stenson.

6. Rahul Kohli

Actor | iZombie

Rahul Kohli was born on 13th November 1985 in London. Rahul began acting in school plays at an early age, but it wasn't until he was 17 that drama became his main focus. After leaving college having studied Film, Rahul applied for drama schools with the hope to begin his career as a performer. ...

7. Avan Jogia

Actor | Zombieland: Double Tap

Vancouver native, Avan Jogia landed his first acting role as 'Danny Araujo 'on the award-winning TV movie drama A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story (2006), directed by Oscar nominee Agnieszka Holland. Jogia followed up with a recurring role on the SyFy Channel hit series Caprica (2009) as well as...

8. 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 ...

9. Priyanka Chopra

Actress | Baywatch

Priyanka was born July 18, 1982 in Jamshedpur, India, to the family of Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra, both Indian Army physicians. She had a very varied upbringing. She started her education at La Martinière Girls College in Lucknow as a resident student; a short stay at Maria Goretti...

10. Freida Pinto

Actress | Slumdog Millionaire

Freida Selena Pinto was born in Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India, to Sylvia, a school principal, and Frederick Pinto, a senior bank branch manager. She is from a Mangalorean family.

Pinto traversed the modeling circuit in Mumbai (represented by Elite Model Management India) for two years ...

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. Karan Brar

Actor | Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Best known for his role as 'Ravi Ross' on Disney Channel's hit series "Jessie" and its spinoff, "Bunk'd," Karan Brar is taking Hollywood by storm and seeking to break cultural barriers in the entertainment industry. He stars in "Bunk'd" on Disney Channel and 2018 will be a major year for Karan as ...

13. Manish Dayal

Actor | The Hundred-Foot Journey

Manish Dayal was born on June 17, 1983 in Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA as Manish Sudhir Patel. He is an actor and producer, known for The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014), Viceroy's House (2017) and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013).

14. Sakina Jaffrey

Actress | House of Cards

Sakina Jaffrey was born on February 14, 1962 in Manhattan, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for House of Cards (2013), The Mindy Project (2012) and Mr. Robot (2015). She has been married to Francis Wilkinson since September 8, 1990. They have two children.

15. 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.

16. Kunal Nayyar

Actor | The Big Bang Theory

Kunal Nayyar is an Indian actor. He moved from India to the US in 1999. He first moved to Portland, Oregon, to study business. He started acting in plays as a way of making new friends. He took acting classes, but he went on to graduate from the University of Portland with a degree in business, as ...

17. Shelley Conn

Actress | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Shelley Conn was born on September 21, 1976 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Nina's Heavenly Delights (2006) and How Do You Know (2010).

18. Naomi Scott

Actress | Power Rangers

Naomi Scott is a multi-talented actor, singer and songwriter. She can next be seen starring as "Jasmine" in Disney's live-action remake of "Aladdin," alongside Will Smith, directed by Guy Ritchie. Disney will release the film in May 2019.

Naomi was born in London, England, to Usha (Joshi) and ...

19. Summer Bishil

Actress | Under the Silver Lake

Summer Bishil was born in Pasadena, California. She and her family moved overseas when she was three. Summer attended British and American schools while her family lived overseas, She returned to her home town of Pasadena just shy of her 14th birthday. In love with the idea of becoming an actress ...

20. Neel Sethi

Actor | The Jungle Book

Indian-American Neel Sethi was born on December 22, 2003, in New York City. He is a child actor who landed a break-out role as Mowgli in John Favreau's 2016 live-action version of the classic tale 'The Jungle Book'. He also starred in the short film 'Diwali' (2013).

He was selected for the role of ...

21. Suraj Sharma

Actor | Life of Pi

Suraj was born and raised in New Dehli, India. His mother, Shailaja Sharma, is an economist and his father, Gokul Churai, is a software engineer. He has a brother and sister who are both younger than he. His father is from Thalassery, Kerala and his mother is from Palakkad, Kerala.

Suraj was one of ...

22. Rohan Chand

Actor | Mowgli

Rohan Chand was born in New York City.

At the age of 6, while playing little league baseball, he caught the eye of a prominent New York-based casting director that cast him in the role of Adam Sandler's adopted son in Jack and Jill (2011). Rohan embraced every aspect of his new career, and his ...

23. Archie Panjabi

Actress | I Origins

Archie is an Emmy Award winning British actress best known for her role as Kalinda Sharma in The Good Wife, for which she was nominated for an Emmy three times in a row and went on to to be honored with a Golden Globe Nomination. She made her film debut in the critically acclaimed East Is East ...

24. 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.

The Khan family name ...

25. 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 ...

26. Maulik Pancholy

Actor | 30 Rock

Maulik Pancholy was born on January 18, 1974 in the USA as Maulik Navin Pancholy. He is an actor, known for 30 Rock (2006), Weeds (2005) and 27 Dresses (2008).

27. Hannah Simone

Actress | New Girl

Hannah Simone stars on FOX's hit series, New Girl (2011), opposite Zooey Deschanel. Simone hosted HGTV Canada's popular design show, "Space for Living", before moving onto Canada's largest music channel, "MuchMusic". After MuchMusic, Simone moved to Los Angeles, where she hosted two seasons of WCG ...

28. Tina Desai

Actress | The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Tena Desae is a model turned actress who debuted in Bollywood with Yeh Faasley (2011) and made her Hollywood debut almost a year later with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011). Desae appeared on television for the first time in the Netflix television series Sense8 (2015), which follows the story ...

29. Arjun Gupta

Actor | Bridge and Tunnel

Arjun Gupta is an actor and producer, known for Bridge and Tunnel (2014), Nurse Jackie (2009) and Stand Up Guys (2012).

30. Utkarsh Ambudkar

Actor | Pitch Perfect

Utkarsh Ambudkar was born on December 8, 1983 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He is known for his work on Pitch Perfect (2012), The Mindy Project (2012) and Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016).

31. Raymond Ablack

Actor | Teenagers

Raymond was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Bitten by the performance bug, on stage as Young Simba in The Lion King at the Princess of Wales theatre, at age 11, Raymond has enjoyed performing and entertaining ever since.

He achieved international recognition for his role on Degrassi: The Next ...

32. Tiya Sircar

Actress | The Good Place

Tiya Sircar is a lead on the upcoming ABC series "Alex, Inc." which premieres in 2018. Based on the podcast StartUp, Sircar plays the wife to Zach Braff's character, 'Alex Schuman,' who is a brilliant radio host who quit his job and start his own company. Sircar is also on the NBC hit comedy "The ...

33. Ajay Mehta

Actor | Spider-Man

Ajay Mehta was born in New Delhi, India. He is an actor and producer, known for Spider-Man (2002), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) and Superhero Movie (2008).

34. Meera Rohit Kumbhani

Actress | Weird Loners

Meera Rohit Kumbhani is an actress, known for Weird Loners (2015), Black Box (2014) and This Is Us (2016).

35. Kiran Deol

Actress | How to Get Away with Murder

Kiran Deol is an actress and director, known for How to Get Away with Murder (2014), New Girl (2011) and Farah Goes Bang (2013).

36. Asher Deva

Actor | New Girl

Asher Deva is an actor, known for New Girl (2011), The Mindy Project (2012) and 90210 (2008).

37. Amrapali Ambegaokar

Actress | Scandal

The former Principal Dancer of Cirque du Soleil in over 750 shows, Amrapali is an actress with recurring roles on 18 episodes in ABC's Scandal seasons 4,5, 6 and 7 and she previously recurred in 19 episodes of ABC's Grey's Anatomy with Guest starring roles on NBC's Heroes and roles on The Mindy ...

38. Shawn Parikh

Actor | Cougar Town

Shawn Parikh is an actor and writer, known for Cougar Town (2009), Outsourced (2010) and NCIS: Los Angeles (2009).

39. Paull Walia

Actor | Big Little Lies

Paull Walia is an actor, known for Big Little Lies (2017), Grey's Anatomy (2005) and The Guest Book (2017).



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