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Ajay Naidu

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ajay Kalahastri Naidu (born 12 February 1972) is an American actor. Naidu was born in Evanston, Illinois and raised in Chicago, the son of Indian immigrants from Chittor District, Andhra Pradesh to the U.S. He attended Evanston Township High School. As an actor, he trained with the American Repertory Theater's Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. His first professional acting job was the film Touch and Go (released in 1986) which he won from an open call, this in turn led to television jobs.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 boy with a terminal illness. He then appeared in an uncredited role as "Ahmed" in the "MacGyver" TV series, during the first season, in episode, "To Be a Man" in 1986. Other film credits when younger include Where the River Runs Black (1986) and Vice Versa (1988). Between 1988 and 1995 he worked extensively in classical theatre. He returned to film acting in SubUrbia (1996), where he was praised for his role as the convenience store owner, "Nazeer Choudhury" and for which he was nominated for an independent spirit award for best supporting actor. On screen, Naidu has appeared in the film Office Space, as well as K-Pax, π, Requiem for a Dream, Bad Santa, The War Within, American Chai, The Guru, Waterborne and Loins of Punjab Presents and many more. He co-starred in the sitcom LateLine and had guest starring roles on the television dramas The Sopranos, in the episode entitled Big Girls Don't Cry, as well as The West Wing. In 1997, Naidu was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his role in the independent film subUrbia. Naidu has been working extensively with musicians from the Asian underground music movement for many years and his vocals have appeared on many records most notably Talvin Singh's mercury award winner "OK". In 2006 he directed his first feature film Ashes which came out in 2010. His most recent Theatre credits include A world tour of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure with Simon McBurney's Theatre Complicite, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui alongside Al Pacino, and The Little Flower of East Orange at New York's Public Theater. He is currently engaged to actress Heather Burns. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ajay Naidu, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Feb 12, 1972 In Evanston, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
43
First Appeared:
In the series Lady Blue 1985-04-15
Latest Project:
Movie Lost Cat Corona 2017-02-24
Known For
Poster of The War Within
Poster of Perception
Poster of El ala oeste de la Casa Blanca
Poster of Once We Were Strangers
Filmography
Movie Lost Cat Corona Amir 2017-02-24
Series Cop House Unknown 2017
Movie 3 Days of Normal Vik Donowitz 2012-06-02
Movie Ashes Ashes 2010-09-30
Movie Felicidad sin recetas Munnamia 2009-10-14
Series Mercy Unknown 2009-09-23
Series Kings Unknown 2009-03-15
Movie Hotel para perros ACO Jake 2009-01-16
Movie Marido por sorpresa Deep 2008-02-29
Movie Asesinato justo Dr. Chadrabar 2008-09-11
Movie El luchador Medic 2008-09-07
Movie Loins of Punjab Presents Turbanotorious B.D.G. 2008-09-12
Series Rockefeller Plaza Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie ¡Scooby Doo! en el Misterio del Faraón Prince Omar (voice) 2005-11-24
Movie The War Within Naved 2005-09-30
Movie The Honeymooners Vivek 2005-06-10
Movie Perception Kamal 2005-01-01
Movie 212 Vincent 2005-01-01
Series The Jury Unknown 2004-06-08
Movie Justice Mohammed 2003-05-08
Movie Scary Movie 3 Sayaman 2003-10-24
Movie Bad Santa Hindustani Troublemaker 2003-11-26
Series Fillmore! Unknown 2002-09-14
Series Monk Unknown 2002-07-12
Movie K-PAX: Un universo aparte Dr. Chakaraborty 2001-10-22
Movie Hannibal Perfume Expert 2001-02-08
Movie Réquiem por un sueño Mailman 2000-10-06
Series El ala oeste de la Casa Blanca Unknown 1999-09-22
Movie Trabajo basura Samir Nagheenanajar 1999-02-19
Series Los Soprano Omar 1999-01-10
Movie Montana Ives 1998-01-01
Movie Aquí mi gigante Hot Dog Vendor 1998-04-10
Series LateLine 1998-03-17
Movie π, fe en el caos Farroukh 1998-07-10
Movie Once We Were Strangers 1997-08-29
Movie SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground 1997-07-24
Series El rey de la colina Unknown 1997-01-12
Movie Suburbia Nazeer Choudhury 1996-02-07
Movie Viceversa Dale 1988-02-25
Movie Cuando el río baja negro (Lazaro) Segundo 1986-09-19
Movie Touch and Go Louis DeLeon 1986-08-22
Series MacGyver Unknown 1985-09-29
Series Lady Blue Unknown 1985-04-15