“I was always in trouble from an early age. I had a fraught relationship with my parents, who were very traditional. Doing plays at school was a joyous release.”–Naveen Andrews
Naveen William Sidney Andrews was born on this day in London, England in 1969. He is 43 years old.
Andrews was raised in the Wandsworth neighborhood of South London in a conservative parents, both of whom are first generation immigrants from Kerala, India. He attended London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
He broke into film with the role of Bike in London Kills Me (1991).
In 1996 he played Kip, a British sapper, in The English Patient. Kip’s relationship with Hana is a gentle, romantic shadow of the sensual, adulterous relationship between Almasy and Katharine Clifton. Here he is defusing a bomb…
He was clearly having a good time with his role of Bairaj (Bingley) in Bollywood’s Bride and Prejudice. Bonus: we get to see him dance and sing.
He played a considerably darker character on Lost for 116 episodes. Sayid Jarrah is a former member of Iraqi’s Special Republican Guard. His character is equally well versed in mechanical and radio engineering and in torture. On an Island where nothing is as simple as it appears, and all the heroes come with a big helping of “anti-” … Sayid isn’t a bad person to have on your team.
January 18th, 2013 at 3:10 am
Ah, Kip! What a perfect movie that was, eh? Sexy, tortured Ralph Fiennes forever changing the way I think of marzipan, Naveen as the spiritual but gorgeous Indian with fabulous hair, and Colin Firth as the dweeby unappreciated spouse! It doesn’t get much better than that.
I could rhapsodize about Bride and Prejudice too, but in a different, more multicultural and lighthearted way.
January 18th, 2013 at 4:40 am
Oh, my yes. (do I always reply to your responses with “oh, my yes.”?)