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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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Feb 12, 1972 In Evanston, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Cop House
Latest Project:
Movie Kings 2023
Known For
Poster of 30 Rock
Poster of Monk
Poster of Once We Were Strangers
Poster of Where the River Runs Black
Series Cop House Unknown 2023
Movie Kings Dr. Nayar 2023
Movie The Kindergarten Teacher Nikhil Roy 2018-09-23
Movie Lost Cat Corona Amir 2017-02-24
Movie 3 Days of Normal Vik Donowitz 2012-06-02
Movie Ashes Ashes 2011-03-05
Movie Hotel for Dogs ACO Jake 2009-01-16
Series Kings Unknown 2009-03-15
Movie Today's Special Munnamia 2009-10-14
Series Mercy Unknown 2009-09-23
Movie Falling Up Paco 2009-09-29
Movie The Accidental Husband Deep 2008-02-29
Movie The Wrestler Medic 2008-09-07
Movie Righteous Kill Dr. Chadrabar 2008-09-11
Movie Loins of Punjab Presents Turbanotorious B.D.G. 2007-01-28
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie Perception Kamal 2005-01-01
Movie 212 Vincent 2005-01-01
Movie Alchemy Best Man 2005-04-25
Movie The Honeymooners Vivek 2005-06-10
Movie The War Within Naved 2005-09-30
Movie Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy? Prince Omar (voice) 2005-12-13
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 (uncredited) 2003-11-26
Series Fillmore! Unknown 2002-09-14
Series Monk Unknown 2002-07-12
Movie K-PAX Dr. Chakaraborty 2001-10-22
Movie Hannibal Perfume Expert 2001-02-08
Movie Dinner Rush Ademir the Matre'd 2000-09-01
Movie Requiem for a Dream Mailman 2000-10-06
Series The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
Series The Sopranos Omar 1999-01-10
Movie Office Space Samir Nagheenanajar 1999-02-19
Movie Montana Ives 1998-01-16
Series LateLine 1998-03-17
Movie Pi Farroukh 1998-07-10
Movie My Giant Hot Dog Vendor 1998-04-10
Series King of the Hill Unknown 1997-01-12
Movie Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground Prashant (segment "Honey-Getter") 1997-07-24
Movie Once We Were Strangers 1997-08-29
Movie SubUrbia Nazeer Choudhury 1997-02-07
Movie Vice Versa Dale 1988-02-25
Movie Touch and Go Louis DeLeon 1986-08-22
Movie Where the River Runs Black Segundo 1986-09-19
Series MacGyver Unknown 1985-09-29
Series Lady Blue Unknown 1985-04-15