Aasif Mandvi

Actor, Playwright, Comedian
While he may be best known for his satirical appearances on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central, 1996- ), Aasif Mandvi has also built a strong career as a film and stage actor. Attention first came his way ... Read more »
Born: 03/05/1966 in Bombay, Maharashtra, IN

Filmography

Actor (63)

Madam Secretary 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Person of Interest 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Brink 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Million Dollar Arm 2014 (Movie)

Aash (Actor)

eavesdrop 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Movie 43 2013 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

The Internship 2013 (Movie)

Mr. Chetty (Actor)

Dark Horse 2012 (Movie)

Mahmoud (Actor)

Gods Behaving Badly 2012 (Movie)

Maxwell (Actor)

Premium Rush 2012 (Movie)

Raj (Actor)

Ruby Sparks 2012 (Movie)

Cyrus Modi (Actor)

The Dictator 2012 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

The Understudy 2012 (Movie)

Sarfras (Actor)

Margin Call 2011 (Movie)

Ramesh Shah (Actor)

It's Kind of a Funny Story 2010 (Movie)

Dr. Mahmoud (Actor)

The Last Airbender 2010 (Movie)

Commander Zhao (Actor)

Today's Special 2010 (Movie)

Samir (Actor)

Indecision 2008: America's Choice 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1994 - 1998, 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nash Bridges 1996 - 1997, 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1994 - 1997, 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Daily Show 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Proposal 2009 (Movie)

Bob Spaulding (Actor)

Ghost Town 2008 (Movie)

Dr Prashar (Actor)

Jericho 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Music and Lyrics 2007 (Movie)

Khan (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2000, 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Freedomland 2006 (Movie)

Dr. Anil Chatterjee (Actor)

Sleeper Cell 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sorry, Haters 2006 (Movie)

Hassan (Actor)

The Bedford Diaries 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Trial by Jury 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The War Within 2005 (Movie)

Abdul (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spider-Man 2 2004 (Movie)

Mr Aziz (Actor)

Tanner on Tanner 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ed 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Chai 2002 (Movie)

Engineering Sam (Actor)

Book Of Kings 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Oz 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mystic Masseur 2002 (Movie)

Ganesh (Actor)

3 AM 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

ABCD 2001 (Movie)

Ashok (Actor)

Sex and the City 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Welcome to New York 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Peroxide Passion 2000 (Movie)

Beaumond (Actor)

Analyze This 1999 (Movie)

Dr Shulman (Actor)

Personals 1999 (Movie)

Abdul (Actor)

Random Hearts 1999 (Movie)

Electronic Store Salesman (Actor)

Gofer 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Siege 1998 (Movie)

Khalil Saleh (Actor)

Eddie 1996 (Movie)

Mohammed (Actor)

Neil Simon's Jake's Women 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Die Hard With A Vengeance 1995 (Movie)

Arab Cabbie (Actor)

Village Idiots 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Cosby Mysteries (TV Show)

Actor

Us & Them (Tv Show)

Actor
Writer (2)

Today's Special 2010 (Movie)

("Sakina's Restaurant" written and performed by) (Play as Source Material)

Today's Special 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

While he may be best known for his satirical appearances on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central, 1996- ), Aasif Mandvi has also built a strong career as a film and stage actor. Attention first came his way thanks to a one-man show, "Sakina's Restaurant," which premiered off-Broadway in 1998, ultimately earning him an OBIE Award. When he began his stint as a guest correspondent on "The Daily Show," Mandvi showed off a wry comic delivery that has since become one of his trademarks on the program. Despite being an Indian-born Muslim, and therefore one of the least-frequently represented ethnic groups in Hollywood, Mandvi has carved out a place for himself as a versatile supporting player in both mainstream and independent projects.

Relationships

Fatima Mandviwala

Mother

Hakim Mandviwala

Father

EDUCATION

University of South Florida

Milestones

2011

Joined the ensemble cast of the financial drama thriller "Margin Call"

2009

First screenplay credit: "Today's Special"

2009

Acted in the romantic comedy "The Proposal"

2006

Landed a recurring role on medical drama "ER" (NBC)

2006

Auditioned for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central); hired the same day as a show correspondent

2000

Landed a role on CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" as Dr. Leever

1998

Breakthrough stage role in his one-man play "Sakina's Restaurant"; won an Obie Award

1988

Television acting debut, playing a doorman on "Miami Vice" (NBC)

Bonus Trivia

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"The great joy of doing The Daily Show for me is that I get to sit on the fence between cultures." -- from The Guardian, June 7, 2009

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Often referred to as "The Daily Show’s" "Brown Guy"

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"I don’t really think of myself just as a comedian; I think of myself as an actor, and comedy is just a part of that." -- from IFC, Nov. 2, 2011

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"I realized a long time ago in this business that I’m never going to be a white guy." -- from IFC, Nov. 2, 2011

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Looks to Stephen Colbert for inspiration on creating entire characters for the sake of comedy.

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