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Also Known As: Naveen William Sydney Andrews Died:
Born: January 17, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor, singer, musician

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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.

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Diana (2013)
2.
 Animals (2008)
3.
 Brave One, The (2007)
4.
 Grindhouse (2007)
6.
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 Bride and Prejudice (2004) Cast
8.
 Easy (2003) John
9.
 Rollerball (2002) Sanjay
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Raised in Wandsworth, a section of south London
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As a teen, performed in a band as lead guitarist and singer
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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
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While in drama school, performed in various plays including "King Lear" (as Gloucester), Lorca's "Blood Wedding", and "Two Flanks and a Passion"
1990:
Acted onstage in "My Beautiful Laundrette", directed by Hanif Kureishi (date approximate)
1991:
Feature debut, as Bike in Kureishi's "London Kills Me"
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Acted in the British TV productions "The Frontier" and "The Peacock Spring". among others
1992:
First major film role in the psychological thriller "Double Vision"
1992:
First lead in a feature, "Wild West"
1993:
Reunited with Kureishi as lead in the BBC adaptation of "The Buddha of Suburbia"
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"
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
1998:
Co-starred in the remake of "Mighty Joe Young"
2000:
Cast as Steve Banerjee, the founder of Chippendales, whose rise and fall was chronicled in the USA Network film "The Chippendales Murder"
2001:
Appeared in the independent feature "A Question of Faith"
2001:
American series debut as regular in ABC's "The Beast", playing a news producer working for a 24-hour cable network
2002:
Was featured in the remake of "Rollerball"
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
2005:
Cast in "Bride and Prejudice" a bollywood update of the Jane Austen classic directed by Gurinder Chadha
2006:
Played Menerith, a solider and stepbrother to Moses in the ABC miniseries "The Ten Commandments"
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"
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Education

Guildhall School of Music and Drama: London , England - 1990

Notes

"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.

"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.

"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.

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Geraldine Feakins. Former math teacher. 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.
companion:
Barbara Hershey. Actor. Acted together in "Drowning on Dry Land" (1999).

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son:
Jaisal Andrews. Born in 1992; mother, Gerladine Feakins.

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