In pictures: Indian-origin artistes in Hollywood

06-Aug-2014
  • Dev Patel <br />
Notable films: 'Lion', 'Slumdog Millionaire', 'The Last Airbender', 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' <br />
The London-born bunny-eared actor has shifted base to the US. Besides Hollywood, he also appeared on the popular TV show, 'The Newsroom'. He played the mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan in British biographical drama 'The Man Who Knew Infinity'. He has bagged an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for 'Lion'

    Dev Patel
    Notable films: 'Lion', 'Slumdog Millionaire', 'The Last Airbender', 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'
    The London-born bunny-eared actor has shifted base to the US. Besides Hollywood, he also appeared on the popular TV show, 'The Newsroom'. He played the mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan in British biographical drama 'The Man Who Knew Infinity'. He has bagged an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for 'Lion'

  • Kal Penn <br />
Notable films: 'The Namesake', 'Superman Returns', 'Epic Movie' <br />
Kal Penn is active in public administration. He is also engaged in Hollywood. Pic/AFP

    Kal Penn
    Notable films: 'The Namesake', 'Superman Returns', 'Epic Movie'
    Kal Penn is active in public administration. He is also engaged in Hollywood. Pic/AFP

  • Freida Pinto <br />
Notable films: 'Slumdog Millionaire', 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes', 'Immortals' <br />
The Mumbai-born actress is yet to work in a Bollywood film, and was seen with Christian Bale and Natalie Portman in 'Knight of Cups'. Pic/Santa Banta.

    Freida Pinto
    Notable films: 'Slumdog Millionaire', 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes', 'Immortals'
    The Mumbai-born actress is yet to work in a Bollywood film, and was seen with Christian Bale and Natalie Portman in 'Knight of Cups'. Pic/Santa Banta.

  • Suraj Sharma <br />
Notable work: 'Life of Pi' (2012), 'Million Dollar Arm' (2014), 'Homeland' (2014) <br />
New Delhi boy Suraj Sharma made his debut in the 2012 film 'Life of Pi'. Director Ang Lee chose Suraj because of his innocent appearance and expressive eyes. In 2014, he portrayed Aayan Ibrahim, nephew of a terrorist, in season 4 of the TV series 'Homeland'. He also starred in 'Million Dollar Arm'

    Suraj Sharma
    Notable work: 'Life of Pi' (2012), 'Million Dollar Arm' (2014), 'Homeland' (2014)
    New Delhi boy Suraj Sharma made his debut in the 2012 film 'Life of Pi'. Director Ang Lee chose Suraj because of his innocent appearance and expressive eyes. In 2014, he portrayed Aayan Ibrahim, nephew of a terrorist, in season 4 of the TV series 'Homeland'. He also starred in 'Million Dollar Arm'

  • The Indian-born screenwriter and filmmaker, M. Night Shyamalan, directed the critically acclaimed and highly successful Bruce Willis starrer 'The Sixth Sense'.

    The Indian-born screenwriter and filmmaker, M. Night Shyamalan, directed the critically acclaimed and highly successful Bruce Willis starrer 'The Sixth Sense'.

  • Kunal Nayyar <br />
Notable film: 'Ice Age: Continental Drift' </br>
Famous for playing the eccentric scientist, Raj Koothrappali, in the sitcom 'The Big Bang Theory'. He also turned producer

    Kunal Nayyar
    Notable film: 'Ice Age: Continental Drift'
    Famous for playing the eccentric scientist, Raj Koothrappali, in the sitcom 'The Big Bang Theory'. He also turned producer

  • Archie Panjabi <br />
Notable films: 'Bend it like Beckham', 'The Constant Gardener', 'A Good Year', 'A Mighty Heart', 'Traitor' <br />
She won an Emmy for her performance in the hit show, 'The Good Wife', and was seen in the film, 'San Andreas'.

    Archie Panjabi
    Notable films: 'Bend it like Beckham', 'The Constant Gardener', 'A Good Year', 'A Mighty Heart', 'Traitor'
    She won an Emmy for her performance in the hit show, 'The Good Wife', and was seen in the film, 'San Andreas'.

  • Naveen Andrews <br />
Notable films: 'The English Patient', 'Provoked: A True Story', 'Diana' <br />
One of the most recognisable faces in crossover cinema, Naveenhas also shot for the TV series, 'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland'.

    Naveen Andrews
    Notable films: 'The English Patient', 'Provoked: A True Story', 'Diana'
    One of the most recognisable faces in crossover cinema, Naveenhas also shot for the TV series, 'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland'.

  • Aasif Mandvi <br />
Notable films: 'Spider-Man 2', 'Margin Call', 'Premium Rush' <br />
Aasif has worked in a number of Hollywood films including 'Million Dollar Arm'.

    Aasif Mandvi
    Notable films: 'Spider-Man 2', 'Margin Call', 'Premium Rush'
    Aasif has worked in a number of Hollywood films including 'Million Dollar Arm'.

  • Indira Varma <br />
Notable films: 'Kama Sutra', 'Bride and Prejudice', 'Basic Instinct 2' <br />
A regular in popular television projects, the actress was also seen in the TV series, 'Game of Thrones'. She also shot for 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'.

    Indira Varma
    Notable films: 'Kama Sutra', 'Bride and Prejudice', 'Basic Instinct 2'
    A regular in popular television projects, the actress was also seen in the TV series, 'Game of Thrones'. She also shot for 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'.

  • Aziz Ansari <br />
Notable films: '30 Minutes or Less', 'Get Him to the Greek', 'I Love You' <br />
Aziz Ansari is well known for his role as Tom Haverford on the hit show 'Parks and Recreation'. He was also in the lead with Jesse Eisenberg in '30 Minutes or Less'. Pic/AFP.

    Aziz Ansari
    Notable films: '30 Minutes or Less', 'Get Him to the Greek', 'I Love You'
    Aziz Ansari is well known for his role as Tom Haverford on the hit show 'Parks and Recreation'. He was also in the lead with Jesse Eisenberg in '30 Minutes or Less'. Pic/AFP.

  • Dileep Rao <br />
Notable films: 'Avatar', 'Inception', 'Drag Me to Hell' <br />
Remember the bearded Yusuf in Christopher Nolan's 'Inception'? In the film, his character drives the van into the river. The Los Angeles-based actor juggles films with TV

    Dileep Rao
    Notable films: 'Avatar', 'Inception', 'Drag Me to Hell'
    Remember the bearded Yusuf in Christopher Nolan's 'Inception'? In the film, his character drives the van into the river. The Los Angeles-based actor juggles films with TV

  • Sanjeev Bhaskar <br />
Notable films: 'The Guru', 'London Boulevard', 'Scoop'  <br />
Popular for his show, 'The Kumars at No 42' (which has been renamed as The Kumars), Sanjeev was also seen in 'Absolutely Anything'. He is active in British films as well as American ones. Pic/AFP.

    Sanjeev Bhaskar
    Notable films: 'The Guru', 'London Boulevard', 'Scoop'
    Popular for his show, 'The Kumars at No 42' (which has been renamed as The Kumars), Sanjeev was also seen in 'Absolutely Anything'. He is active in British films as well as American ones. Pic/AFP.

  • Ashok Amritraj <br />
Notable films: 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance', 'Walking Tall', 'Machete' <br />
The former professional tennis player is a successful Hollywood producer. He has produced over 100 films under his banner since the mid 1980s.

    Ashok Amritraj
    Notable films: 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance', 'Walking Tall', 'Machete'
    The former professional tennis player is a successful Hollywood producer. He has produced over 100 films under his banner since the mid 1980s.

  • Tarsem Singh <br />
Notable films: 'Immortals', 'Mirror Mirror', 'The Cell' <br />
The Punjab-born director Tarsem Singh had worked on music videos, and commercials before foraying into film direction with Jennifer Lopez starrer 'The Cell'. He has also directed some big budget films 'Immortals' and 'Mirror Mirror'. Pic/AFP.

    Tarsem Singh
    Notable films: 'Immortals', 'Mirror Mirror', 'The Cell'
    The Punjab-born director Tarsem Singh had worked on music videos, and commercials before foraying into film direction with Jennifer Lopez starrer 'The Cell'. He has also directed some big budget films 'Immortals' and 'Mirror Mirror'. Pic/AFP.

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