5 Indian-Origin Actors in Hollywood

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It’s good to find Indian characters depicted in real, meaningful characters in International

Cinema, other than drivers, Convenience Store Owners or the Timid little boy in school.

it's safe to say that American shows and movies have now been a staple in the Indian entertainment

consumer's diet for a while.

And it is undoubtedly a matter of embarrassing pride whenever we're watching one of our favorite

shows or movies and a person of Indian origin shows up on the screen.

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Here, we present you the 5 Indian-Origin Actors who have taken Hollywood by Storm.

5 Sendhil Ramamurthy

Born in Chicago, Senthil’s family included Kannadiga Indian father and a Tamil Indian

mother who had emigrated from India.

Best known as “Mohinder Suresh”, the geneticist from Heroes, Sendhil has been a popular face

in Hollywood with several interesting television roles in series such as “Grey’s Anatomy”,

“CSI: Miami”, “The Office”, and “Ultimate Force”, to name a few.

He has also appeared in numerous Hollywood films and the Bollywood movie, “Shor in

the city”.

4 Kal Penn

Kalpen Suresh Modi is an American actor, comedian, producer, and former civil servant best known

by his stage name “Kal Penn”.

As an actor, he is known for his role portraying Lawrence Kutner on the television program,

“House”, as well as the character Kumar Patel in the “Harold & Kumar film series”.

From “Harold and Kumar” to “Van Wilder” to guest appearances in “How I Met Your Mother”,

Kalpen Suresh Modi is one the most popular Indian faces in Hollywood.

*Harold and Kumar*

3 Naveen Andrews

Andrews was born in Lambeth, London to a Malayali Nasrani immigrant from Kerala, India.

Best known for his role of a gritty Muslim guy in American TV series, “Lost”,

Sayid Jarrah.

You don’t often get to see an Indian actor in a Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino

movie but you did see Naveen Andrews in “Grindhouse”.


2 Kunal Nayyar

Nayyar was born in Hounslow, London, to a Punjabi family and was brought up in New Delhi, India.

Kunal is known for playing in the role of “Rajesh Koothrapali” in American television

sitcom, “The Big Bang Theory”.

Apart from the TV shows, Kunal has also appeared in numerous films.

Kunal is one of those Indian actors who made the Indian accent cool.

The shy little nerd from Big Bang Theory is one of the most favorite Indian actors in

the world.

*The Big Bang Theory*

1 Dev Patel

Born and raised in London to Gujarati Hindu parents, Dev Patel started off with a band

and there was no looking back.

He did “Slumdog Millionaire” in his debut and became a fan favorite.

Dev is known for choosing his roles carefully, which helped him in carving his own identity

in the Hollywood race with panache.

His work in the movie “The man who knew Infinity” was critically acclaimed.

He also won the “The BAFTA Award” for best supporting actor in his recent film lion.


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