Ajay Naidu

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.


Born: Feb 12, 1972 In Evanston, Illinois, USA

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Known For
Bad SantaK-PAXOffice SpaceThe WrestlerPiRighteous KillHotel for DogsThe Accidental Husband
Filmography
The Kindergarten TeacherThe Kindergarten Teacher
Role: Nikhil Roy
2018
Lost Cat CoronaLost Cat Corona
Role: Amir
2017
3 Days of Normal3 Days of Normal
Role: Vik Donowitz
2012
AshesAshes
Role: Ashes
2010
Today's SpecialToday's Special
Role: Munnamia
2009
Hotel for DogsHotel for Dogs
Role: ACO Jake
2009
Loins of Punjab PresentsLoins of Punjab Presents
Role: Turbanotorious B.D.G.
2008
The Accidental HusbandThe Accidental Husband
Role: Deep
2008
Righteous KillRighteous Kill
Role: Dr. Chadrabar
2008
The WrestlerThe Wrestler
Role: Medic
2008
The HoneymoonersThe Honeymooners
Role: Vivek
2005
Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy?Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy?
Role: Prince Omar (voice)
2005
PerceptionPerception
Role: Kamal
2005
The War WithinThe War Within
Role: Naved
2005
Scary Movie 3Scary Movie 3
Role: Sayaman
2003
JusticeJustice
Role: Mohammed
2003
Bad SantaBad Santa
Role: Hindustani Troublemaker
2003
K-PAXK-PAX
Role: Dr. Chakaraborty
2001
HannibalHannibal
Role: Perfume Expert
2001
Requiem for a DreamRequiem for a Dream
Role: Mailman
2000
Office SpaceOffice Space
Role: Samir Nagheenanajar
1999
PiPi
Role: Farroukh
1998
My GiantMy Giant
Role: Hot Dog Vendor
1998
MontanaMontana
Role: Ives
1998
Once We Were StrangersOnce We Were Strangers1997
Subway Stories: Tales from the UndergroundSubway Stories: Tales from the Underground1997
SubUrbiaSubUrbia
Role: Nazeer Choudhury
1996
Vice VersaVice Versa
Role: Dale
1988
Where the River Runs BlackWhere the River Runs Black
Role: Segundo
1986
Touch and GoTouch and Go
Role: Louis DeLeon
1986


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