Navin Chowdhry

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Navin Chowdhry
Born (1971-01-01) 1 January 1971 (age 43)
Bristol, England
Occupation Actor
Height 173 cm

Navin Chowdhry (born 1 January 1971)[1] is a British television actor.

Personal life[edit]

Navin Chowdhry was born and brought up in Bristol, England. In 1994, Chowdhry graduated from Imperial College, London earning a 3 year degree in biochemistry, with 2:1 honours.[2]

Career[edit]

At age 16, he made his acting debut in the 1988 film, Madame Sousatzka with Shabana Azmi and Shirley MacLaine.[2]

His next major role was as I.T. teacher Kurt McKenna in the successful comedy show Teachers from 2001–2003,[3] and is also well known for playing PC Sanjay Singh in Dalziel and Pascoe. Navin also appeared as a possible rapist in Judge John Deed.

Chowdhry appeared in Waking The Dead, Series 3, Episode 3, entitled "Breaking Glass", opposite Trevor Eve and Sue Johnston. In the episode, he portrays the psychologically affected "Rainman". He then starred in the Channel 4 drama series NY-LON as Raph.[4]

On 30 October 2005, he appeared on stage at the Old Vic theatre in London in the one-night play Night Sky alongside Christopher Eccleston, Bruno Langley, David Warner, Saffron Burrows and David Baddiel. In 2005 he made a guest appearance in Doctor Who, then starring Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor. In 2006, he appeared in the BBC Three drama series Sinchronicity, playing Mani.

In 2009, he appeared in two episodes of the Channel 4 series Free Agents and featured in Skellig. In 2010, he starred in the BBC television pilot Reunited, playing Danny.[5]

Chowdhry has also produced projects such as the award-winning short film "This Bastard Business" and a short play entitled Mashed.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Navin Chowdhry. Hollywood.com. Retrieved on 2012-07-18.
  2. ^ a b c Navin Chowdhry plays Mani. BBC (2006-07-11).
  3. ^ Teachers- Channel4. channel4.com
  4. ^ Navin Chowdhry who plays Raph in the trans-atlantic drama NY-LON joined us for a webchat after the show. NY-LON- Channel4.com (2004-10-28).
  5. ^ Andrew Pettie (2010-06-30). Reunited: with the type of long-lost friends you’d rather leave behind, review. Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved on 2012-07-18.

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