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Aasif Mandvi

Biography

Indian actor who became known for his significant role like a Daily Display correspondent and appeared within the 2012 film, The Dictator. His additional notable films are the Last Airbender, Us & Them, as well as the Internship. He worked well in the Walt Disney Globe Resort like a performer before shifting to NY to pursue a profession on Broadway. He made an appearance in numerous shows of the strike display Jericho as Dr. Kenchy Dhuwalia. He resided in Britain until shifting with his family members to Florida at age group 16. He made an appearance in this year’s 2009 film, The Proposal, as Bob Spaulding alongside celebrity Sandra Bullock .

Quick Facts


Full Name Aasif Mandvi
Date Of Birth March 5, 1966
Place Of Birth India
Height 1.78 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education University of South Florida
Nationality Indian, American
Parents Fatima Mandvi, Hakim Mandvi
Awards Obie Award for Special Citations
Nominations Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor
Movies The Last Airbender, The Internship, Today's Special, Million Dollar Arm, Spider-Man 2, Mother's Day, The Proposal, The Dictator, Premium Rush, It's Kind of a Funny Story, Ghost Town, The Mystic Masseur, Music and Lyrics, Ruby Sparks, Margin Call, The Siege, Freedomland, The War Within, American Chai, Sorry, Haters, Analyze This, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Random Hearts, The Understudy, Dark Horse, 3 A.M., Blazing Samurai, Personals, Undermind, The Response, Tanner on Tanner, Gods Behaving Badly, Pretty Bird, Undecided: The Movie, ABCD, Eavesdrop, Rama O Rama, Peroxide Passion, Neil Simon's Jake's Women, Gofer
TV Shows The Brink, The Bedford Diaries, Tanner '88, The Daily Show, A Series of Unfortunate Events
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#Fact
1In November 2014 he will publish his first book, "No Land's Man", a collection of personal essays.
2Grew up in Bradford, England, UK, and Tampa, Florida, USA.
3Graduated from the University of South Florida, where he majored in theater.
4His one-man show "Sakina's Restaurant" was the first play written by a South Asian American to be produced Off Broadway.
5Ismail Merchant cast Mandvi as the lead in the film The Mystic Masseur (2001) after seeing him perform "Sakina's Restaurant," his one-man show.
6He and Connie Britton used to perform together in a Murder Mystery company.
7During his first-ever appearance on The Daily Show (1996), Bruce Springsteen was in the studio audience.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Brink2015TV SeriesRafiq Massoud
Halal in the Family2015TV SeriesAasif Qu'osby
Person of Interest2015TV SeriesSulaiman Khan
Madam Secretary2015TV SeriesPrince Yousif Obaid
Us & Them2014TV SeriesDave
Million Dollar Arm2014Aash
Movie 432013Robert (segment "iBabe")
Gods Behaving Badly2013Maxwell
The Internship2013Mr. Chetty
Premium Rush2012Raj
Ruby Sparks2012Cyrus Modi
The Dictator2012Doctor
Curb Your Enthusiasm2011TV SeriesMan in Elevator
Dark Horse2011Mahmoud
Margin Call2011Ramesh Shah
CollegeHumor Originals2010TV SeriesZack Chance
It's Kind of a Funny Story2010Dr. Mahmoud
The Last Airbender2010Commander Zhao
The Last Airbender2010Video GameCommander Zhao
King of the Hill2010TV Series
Today's Special2009Samir
The Proposal2009/IBob Spaulding
Ghost Town2008/IDr. Prashar
The Response2008ShortAl-Aqar
Global Warming2008TV SeriesAce
The Understudy2008Sarfras
Jericho2006-2008TV SeriesDr. Kenchy Dhuwalia
Pretty Bird2008Ted the Banker
Eavesdrop2008Don
ER2006-2007TV SeriesManish
Music and Lyrics2007Khan
Sleeper Cell2006TV SeriesKhalid
The Sopranos2006TV SeriesDr. Abu Bilal
The Bedford Diaries2006TV SeriesKamil Sharif
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2000-2006TV SeriesDr. Leever
Freedomland2006Dr. Anil Chatterjee
The War Within2005Abdul
Sorry, Haters2005Hassan
Law & Order: Trial by Jury2005TV SeriesJudge Samir Patel
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2004TV SeriesSateesh
Tanner on Tanner2004TV SeriesSalim Barik / Salim
Spider-Man 22004Mr. Aziz
Ed2003TV SeriesBuyer
Undermind2003Shark / Roger
Book of Kings2002ShortDr. Mitra
Oz2002TV SeriesDr. Tariq Faraj
The Mystic Masseur2001Ganesh Ramseyor
Sex and the City2001TV SeriesDmitri
Peroxide Passion2001Beaumond
3 A.M.2001Singh
American Chai2001Engineering Sam
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2000TV SeriesProfessor Husseini
Welcome to New York2000TV SeriesDoorman
Deadline2000TV Series
ABCD1999Ashok
Random Hearts1999Electronics Store Salesman
Gofer1999ShortGorby
Analyze This1999Dr. Shulman
Personals1999Indian Guy
The Siege1998Khalil Saleh
Law & Order1995-1998TV SeriesPeanut Vendor / Gulab Singh / Technician / ...
Dellaventura1998TV SeriesAasif
Nash Bridges1996TV SeriesAziz Kadim
Eddie1996Mohammed
Jake's Women1996TV MovieDriver
Die Hard: With a Vengeance1995Arab Cabbie
The Cosby Mysteries1995TV SeriesCabbie
New York Undercover1995TV SeriesOmar
No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers1990Terrorist (as Aasif Mandviwala)
Miami Vice1988TV SeriesDoorman

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Halal in the Family2015TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
The Brink2015TV Series co-producer - 5 episodes
Today's Special: New York Indian2012TV Movie co-producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Brink2015TV Series written by - 1 episode
Halal in the Family2015TV Series written by - 4 episodes
Today's Special2009play "Sakina's Restaurant" / screenplay

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 56th Annual Tony Awards2002TV Special performer: "The Farmer and the Cowman"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
East of Main Street: Taking the Lead2015DocumentaryHimself
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart2006-2015TV SeriesHimself - Correspondent
Late Show with David Letterman2015TV SeriesHimself
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs2015TV MovieHimself
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself
TakePart Live2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010-2014TV SeriesHimself
The Muslims Are Coming!2013DocumentaryHimself
Larry King Now2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey2012TV SeriesHimself
Today's Special: New York Indian2012TV MovieHimself - Host
Discovering 'The Last Airbender'2010Video documentaryHimself
The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear2010TV MovieHimself - Correspondent
The BackStage Pass2009VideoHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2008TV SeriesHimself
The 56th Annual Tony Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Performer

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Streamy AwardThe Streamy AwardsBest ActorHalal in the Family (2015)
2012COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleMargin Call (2011)· Kevin Spacey
· Paul Bettany
· Jeremy Irons
· Zachary Quinto
· Penn Badgley
· Simon Baker
· Mary McDonnell
· Demi Moore
· Stanley Tucci
2011Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceMargin Call (2011)· Kevin Spacey
· Paul Bettany
· Jeremy Irons
· Zachary Quinto
· Penn Badgley
· Simon Baker
· Mary McDonnell
· Demi Moore
· Stanley Tucci
2011PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingMargin Call (2011)· Kevin Spacey
· Paul Bettany
· Jeremy Irons
· Zachary Quinto
· Penn Badgley
· Simon Baker
· Mary McDonnell
· Demi Moore
· Stanley Tucci
· Susan Blackwell
· Ashley Williams


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#Quote
1When I was 11 my friend's mom made a peanut butter sandwich. I ate the sandwich and was like, 'I'm never eating anything else again.' And I still eat peanut butter every day. I would put peanut butter on a steak.
2Traditional television as we have known it will make love to the Internet and have a child. That child will be the future. It's already happening, and it's hot!
3I never consciously got into comedy. It was sort of one of those things where I was a theater student, I was acting, I was doing comedy, I was doing dramatic stuff, so it's been something that I've always done and enjoyed doing and had an instinct to be relatively good at.
4In America, people think being South Asian is still kind of exotic. When you go outside New York and Chicago and L.A., there are people who have never tried Indian food... they've never even tasted it!
5An artist's job is simply to take the mirror in front of your face and hold it there. It's not to give you any answers. It is simply to take that mirror and point it at you.
6When you're brown and Indian, you get offered a lot of doctor roles.
7The artist never really has any control over the impact of his work. If he starts thinking about the impact of his work, then he becomes a lesser artist.
8I'm not really a food connoisseur.
9I've always said I'm the worst representative of Muslim-Americans that's ever existed, because I've been inside more bars than mosques.
10If you don't acknowledge differences, it's as bad as stereotyping or reducing someone.
11In Britain, you never get away from the fact that you're a foreigner. In the U.S., the view is it doesn't matter where you come from.
12The experience of being on a show that is very much in the center of popular culture is exciting. You really feel like you're reaching people.
13I was born in India - but never really lived there.
14I'm Muslim the way many of my Jewish friends are Jewish: I avoid pork, and I take the big holidays off.
15People lament that there's no roles being written for South Asian or Muslim characters. But their parents don't want their children to go into the entertainment field. You don't get it both ways.
16The great joy of doing 'The Daily Show' for me is that I get to sit on the fence between cultures. I am commenting on the absurdity of both sides as an outsider and insider. Sometimes I'm playing the brown guy, and sometimes I'm not, but the best stuff I do always goes back to being a brown kid in a white world.
17I think Islam has been hijacked by the idea that all Muslims are terrorists; that Islam is about hate, about war, about jihad - I think that hijacks the spirituality and beauty that exists within Islam. I believe in allowing Islam to be seen in context and in its entirety and being judged on what it really is, not what you think it is.


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