Manoj Sood

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Manoj Sood
Born Manoj Sood
(1962-05-05) May 5, 1962 (age 53)
Mombassa, Kenya
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994 - Present
Agent Van Gogh Talent, Vancouver BC.

Manoj Sood (born May 5, 1962) is a Canadian film and television actor. Manoj immigrated with his family to Canada in 1964 when he was 18 months old. He grew up in Calgary, Alberta and later, he went to St Michaels University School in Victoria, BC.

Life and career[edit]

Manoj Sood was born in Mombassa, Kenya to Hindu parents (Dr. B.K. Sood and Narindar Sood). Manoj's family moved to Canada in 1964 and he grew up in Western Canada. Manoj entered the entertainment world in 1994 and has been working steadily for the past 20 years. Manoj, much to his surprise, landed a supporting role in an American MOW after his very first audition. Up until then his only acting experience had been from his acting classes.

Since that day Manoj has appeared in more than 60 television and feature film productions. He has appeared on popular television shows like Da Vinci's Inquest, The Dead Zone, Romeo!, Dead Like Me and a series lead (91 episodes) of Little Mosque on the Prairie, as well as numerous others. Manoj has also acted in popular films such as Meltdown (2004) (TV), "Rat Race (2001 film)" and "Watchmen". Recent credits include performances in "Once Upon A Time In Wonderland", "Continuum", "The Pinocchio Project" and Brad Bird's Tomorrowland.

Manoj has been a passionate fly fisherman and amateur astronomer since he was a child; when he's not acting he is fly-fishing with his son or gazing into the universe with his telescope.


Is himself of Indian-Hindu descent but often plays Middle East or Pakistani characters.

Attended St Michaels University School in Victoria, BC.

Grew up in Calgary, Alberta.

Avid fly fisherman and fly tier since he was 10 years old.

Immigrated to Canada in 1964 when he was 18 months old.

Is a well-known amateur astronomer, a hobby he has been passionately involved in since age 12.

Brother of actress Veena Sood.

Son, Kama L. Sood born May 6, 1998.

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Year Title Role Notes
1997 Survival on the Mountain Boutros TV movie
Doomsday Rock Missile Commander TV movie, Uncredited
Breaker High Guru Episode: "Don't Get Curried Away"
Viper P.M. Sintong Nameh Episode: "Cat and Mouse"
2000 Romeo Must Die Akbar
Da Vinci's Inquest Man in Office Building Episode: "That's the Way the Story Goes"
2001 Rat Race High Roller
2002 The Sausage Factory Doctor Episode: "Purity Test"
Monk Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Candidate: Part 1", Uncredited
The Dead Zone Apu, Convenice Store Clerk Episode: "Unreasonable Doubt"
2003 Firefight Raja
Da Vinci's Inquest Bernie Episode: "Twenty Five Dollar Conversation"
2004 Jake 2.0 Dr. Vikram Taleek Episode: "Dead Man Walking"
Romeo! Principal Gurjit Ramawad Episode: "Loose Lips"
Episode: "A Matter of Principal"
Human Cargo Mr. Sanjay Desai TV mini-series
Touching Evil Mr. Patel Episode: "Pilot"
Snakehead Terror Raj
Meltdown Syed Kahn TV movie
Dead Like Me Mr. Akhtar Episode: "Send in the Clown"
Episode: "Forget Me Not"
2005 The Dead Zone Cabbie Episode: "Double Vision"
Robson Arms Urologist Episode: "A Certain Vintage"
The 4400 Albert Episode: "The Hidden"
Fetching Cody Security Guard
Da Vinci's City Hall Santosh Kumar Episode: "One Man, Two Jobs"
Murder Unveiled Lawyer TV movie
A Little Thing Called Murder Syed Bial Ahmed
Godiva's Mr. Hadieri Episode: "Fast and Loose"
2006 Episode: "Floodgates"
Episode: "Out the Door"
The Evidence Medical Examiner Episode: "Borrowed Time"
A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story Actor TV movie
2007 White Noise: The Light Male Nurse
Partition The Wood Gatherer
2007—2012 Little Mosque on the Prairie Baber Siddiqui Series Lead (91 episodes)
2008–2009 Winnipeg Comedy Festival Baber Siddiqui
2009 Watchmen Karnak Scientist
2010 Repeaters Mr. Singh
2011 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Mr. Sadigh Episode: "The Dead Body"
Fathers & Sons Sutish Completed
"Endgame (TV series)" Dr. Abel Gray Episode: "I Killed Her"
2011 "Sisters and Brothers" Acting Coach
2011 "The Debaters" Babar Siddiqui Episode "Plastic Bags & Batman vs. Superman"
2011 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Convenience Store Customer #2
2012 "Profile For Murder" Dr. Sharma
2013 "Once Upon A Time In Wonderland" The Diplomat Season 1 Episode 7 "Bad Blod"
2014 "Continuum" Bennedict Season 3 Episode 5
2014 "The Pinocchio Project" Walter Mansingh
2014 "East Meets Ted" Executive Producer, Writer, Satish Scharma "In Development"
2014 "The Delta" Executive Producer, Writer, Sanjay Singh "In Development"
2015 Tomorrowland


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