Sunday, August 08, 2004

Naveen Andrews--The Next Mainstream Desi Star?

Naveen Andrews may be one of the most familiar desi actors (along with Kal Penn after Harold and Kumar) to American audiences, but it seems as if no one really knows who he is. I remember him first in Mira Nair's Kama Sutra: A tale of Love, but I think he made it into the mainstream furthest after his portrayal of Juliette Binoche's boyfriend from The English Patient. Now, he will be hitting the Big Screen once again in Gurinder Chadha's Bride and Prejudice, and also in the new ABC series, Lost as Sayid, A former Iraqi soldier from the Gulf War. (That is an issue for another post.) Anyway, congrats and best of luck to Naveen from DESIBLOG.

Just in case you didn't know, Andrews has starred in "Chippendale Murders" the BBC's "The Buddha of Suburbia," for which he was nominated for Best Actor at the San Remo Film Festival. He also starred in the BBC's "Peacock Spring," "Double Vision," opposite Kim Cattrall, "The Frontier" and Mira Nair's "My Own Country."


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