Naveen Andrews

Actor, Musician, Singer
An attractive British actor of Indian descent, Naveen Andrews first rose to prominence in several roles penned by Hanif Kureishi. but it was his sterling work as Kip, the Sikh who defused land minds and romanced Juliet ... Read more »
Born: 01/16/1969 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (33)

Animals 2014 (Movie)

Vic (Actor)

Once Upon A Time In Wonderland 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Diana 2013 (Movie)

Hasnat Khan (Actor)

Sinbad 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Aloha to Lost 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lost 2004 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Lost: The Final Journey 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Grindhouse 2007 (Movie)

Abby (Actor)

Provoked: A True Story 2007 (Movie)

Deepak Ahluwalia (Actor)

The Brave One 2007 (Movie)

David Kirmani (Actor)

The 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 Billboard Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ten Commandments (ABC) 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Bride and Prejudice 2005 (Movie)

Balraj (Actor)

Easy 2004 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Rollerball 2002 (Movie)

Sanjay (Actor)

A Question of Faith 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Beast 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drowning on Dry Land 1999 (Movie)

Darshan Sharma (Actor)

Mighty Joe Young 1998 (Movie)

Pindi (Actor)

Bombay Boys 1997 (Movie)

Krishna Sahni (Actor)

Kama Sutra 1997 (Movie)

Raj Singh (Actor)

True Love And Chaos 1997 (Movie)

Hanif (Actor)

The English Patient 1996 (Movie)

Kip (Actor)

The Peacock Spring 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Wild West 1993 (Movie)

Zaf (Actor)

London Kills Me 1992 (Movie)

Bike (Actor)

The Buddha of Suburbia 1992 (Movie)

Karim Amir (Actor)

Double Vision 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Animals (TV Show)

Actor

My Own Country (TV Show)

Actor

The Chippendales Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An attractive British actor of Indian descent, Naveen Andrews first rose to prominence in several roles penned by Hanif Kureishi. but it was his sterling work as Kip, the Sikh who defused land minds and romanced Juliet Binoche's nurse in "The English Patient" (1996) that caught US audience's attention.

Relationships

Stanley Andrews

Father
deceased

Nirmala Andrews

Mother
deceased

Jaisal Andrews

Son
born in 1992 mother, Gerladine Feakins

Geraldine Feakins

Companion
Andrews moved in with her at age 16 after clashing with his father over his desire to be an actor Feakins became his guardian, then his lover

Barbara Hershey Actor

Companion
Acted together in "Drowning on Dry Land" (1999) Andrews was 21 years Hershey's junior Couple briefly split in 2005 In early 2006, Andrews admitted to fathering a love-child of a woman he briefly dated during the split Couple confirmed they split again in June 2010

EDUCATION

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

London , England 1990
attended on grant; graduated at age 21

Milestones

2007

Starred in "Planet Terror," Robert Rodriguez's half of the goretastic double feature "Grind House" a collaboration with Quentin Tarantino

2007

Co-starred with Jodie Foster in the crime drama, "The Brave One"

2006

Played Menerith, a solider and stepbrother to Moses in the ABC miniseries "The Ten Commandments"

2005

Cast in "Bride and Prejudice" a bollywood update of the Jane Austen classic directed by Gurinder Chadha

2004

Starred in the romantic comedy "Easy"

2004

Cast as Sayid, a former Iraqi army officer on ABC's hit series "Lost"; earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations (2005) for Best Supporting Actor

2002

Was featured in the remake of "Rollerball"

2001

American series debut as regular in ABC's "The Beast", playing a news producer working for a 24-hour cable network

2001

Appeared in the independent feature "A Question of Faith"

2000

Cast as Steve Banerjee, the founder of Chippendales, whose rise and fall was chronicled in the USA Network film "The Chippendales Murder"

1998

Co-starred in the remake of "Mighty Joe Young"

1998

Portrayed an Indian doctor in rural Tennessee who becomes involved in educating and treating locals infected with HIV in the Showtime film "My Own Country", based on the memoir of Dr Abraham Verghese

1996

Cast as a lusty Indian royal in "Kama Sutra", helmed by Mira Nair

1996

Had breakthrough role as Kip, a Sikh who defuses land mines and romances a Canadian nurse (Juliette Binoche), in the Oscar-winning "The English Patient"

1993

Reunited with Kureishi as lead in the BBC adaptation of "The Buddha of Suburbia"

1992

First lead in a feature, "Wild West"

1992

First major film role in the psychological thriller "Double Vision"

1991

Feature debut, as Bike in Kureishi's "London Kills Me"

1990

Acted onstage in "My Beautiful Laundrette", directed by Hanif Kureishi (date approximate)

Raised in Wandsworth, a section of south London

While in drama school, performed in various plays including "King Lear" (as Gloucester), Lorca's "Blood Wedding", and "Two Flanks and a Passion"

Acted in the British TV productions "The Frontier" and "The Peacock Spring". among others

As a teen, performed in a band as lead guitarist and singer

At age 16, left home after clashing with father over his desire to be an actor; moved in with a math teacher who became his guardian

Bonus Trivia

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"When I started, I thought, There's no point to this, because you are going to be typecast. Having spent your whole life dealing with racism, you've consigned yourself to a profession where that is the form."---Andrews quoted in Entertainment Weekly, November 29, 1996.

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"He's very movie star-ish and wholly human all at once. What could possibly stop him?"---"The English Patient" director Anthony Minghella on Andrews to Entertainment Weekly, November 29, 1996.

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"Recently, I've started thinking that most white people would give their left leg to play some of the complex, tortured parts I've gotten to play, so it can work for you," he reasons. "Some white geezer can't be a 16th-century opium junkie, shagging everything in sight."---Andrews to Entertainment Weekly, March 7, 2005.

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"Youth is venerated in Hollywood in a way that I just don't get. My 20's were just miserable. I'm more comfortable now."---Andrews to People, May 8, 2006.

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