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Known Credits: 34

Birthday: 1972-02-12

Place of Birth: Evanston, Illinois, USA

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Ajay Naidu

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Ajay Kalahastri Naidu (born 12 February 1972) is an American actor. Naidu was born in Evanston, Illinois and raised in Chicago, the son of Indian immigrants from Chittor District, Andhra Pradesh to the U.S. He attended Evanston Township High School. As an actor, he trained with the American Repertory Theater's Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. His first professional acting job was the film Touch and Go (released in 1986) which he won from an open call, this in turn led to television jobs.He starred in the TV-movie, Lady Blue (1985) as "Paquito". This was followed by an ABC Afterschool Special episode, "No Greater Gift" (1985), where he played "Nick Santana", a 12-year old boy with a terminal illness. He then appeared in an uncredited role as "Ahmed" in the "MacGyver" TV series, during the first season, in episode, "To Be a Man" in 1986. Other film credits when younger include Where the River Runs Black (1986) and Vice Versa (1988). Between 1988 and 1995 he worked extensively in classical theatre. He returned to film acting in SubUrbia (1996), where he was praised for his role as the convenience store owner, "Nazeer Choudhury" and for which he was nominated for an independent spirit award for best supporting actor. On screen, Naidu has appeared in the film Office Space, as well as K-Pax, π, Requiem for a Dream, Bad Santa, The War Within, American Chai, The Guru, Waterborne and Loins of Punjab Presents and many more. He co-starred in the sitcom LateLine and had guest starring roles on the television dramas The Sopranos, in the episode entitled Big Girls Don't Cry, as well as The West Wing. In 1997, Naidu was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his role in the independent film subUrbia. Naidu has been working extensively with musicians from the Asian underground music movement for many years and his vocals have appeared on many records most notably Talvin Singh's mercury award winner "OK". In 2006 he directed his first feature film Ashes which came out in 2010. His most recent Theatre credits include A world tour of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure with Simon McBurney's Theatre Complicite, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui alongside Al Pacino, and The Little Flower of East Orange at New York's Public Theater. He is currently engaged to actress Heather Burns.

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Acting
2012 3 Days of Normal as Vik Donowitz
2010 Ashes as Ashes
2009 Today's Special as Munnamia
2009 Mercy - (1 episode)
2009 Kings - (2 episodes)
2009 Hotel for Dogs as ACO Jake
2008 The Wrestler as Medic
2008 Loins of Punjab Presents as Turbanotorious B.D.G.
2008 Righteous Kill as Dr Chadrabar
2008 The Accidental Husband as Deep
2006 30 Rock - (1 episode)
2005 Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy? as Prince Omar
2005 The Honeymooners as Vivek
2005 Perception as Kamal
2003 Bad Santa as Hindustani Troublemaker
2002 Fillmore! - (1 episode)
2002 Monk - (1 episode)
2001 K-PAX as Dr. Chakaraborty
1999 The West Wing - (1 episode)
1999 Office Space as Samir Nagheenanajar
1999 The Sopranos - (1 episode)
1998 Pi as Farroukh
1998 My Giant as Hot Dog Vendor
1998 LateLine - (26 episodes)
1998 Montana as Ives
1997 King of the Hill - (1 episode)
1996 SubUrbia as Nazeer Choudhury
1988 Vice Versa as Dale
1988 Vice Versa as Dale
1986 Touch and Go as Louis DeLeon
1985 MacGyver - (1 episode)
1985 Lady Blue - (1 episode)
1900 Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy? - (0 episodes)
1900 The Jury - (1 episode)
1900 Cop House - (0 episodes)
Writing
2010 Ashes … Writer
Directing
2010 Ashes … Director