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Also Known As: Aasif Mandviwala Died:
Born: March 5, 1966 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bombay, Maharashtra, IN Profession: actor, comedian, playwright, singer

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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.

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Internship, The (2013)
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 Movie 43 (2013)
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 Dictator, The (2012)
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 Premium Rush (2012)
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 Ruby Sparks (2012)
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 Margin Call (2011)
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1988:
Television acting debut, playing a doorman on "Miami Vice" (NBC)
1998:
Breakthrough stage role in his one-man play "Sakina's Restaurant"; won an Obie Award
2000:
Landed a role on CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" as Dr. Leever
2006:
Auditioned for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central); hired the same day as a show correspondent
2006:
Landed a recurring role on medical drama "ER" (NBC)
2009:
First screenplay credit: "Today's Special"
2009:
Acted in the romantic comedy "The Proposal"
2011:
Joined the ensemble cast of the financial drama thriller "Margin Call"
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Education

University of South Florida: -

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