Arjun Gupta (actor)

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Arjun Gupta
Born (1986-11-28) November 28, 1986 (age 31)
Tampa, Florida, United States
Years active2008 – present

Arjun Gupta (born November 28, 1986) is an American actor and producer.[1] He is best known for his roles as substance-addicted male nurse Sam on Showtime's Nurse Jackie[1] and William "Penny" Adiyodi on Syfy's The Magicians.[1][2] [3] He attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and graduated with a BFA in 2007.[4]

Life and career[edit]

Gupta was born in Tampa, Florida, United States.[4] His fathers name is Lalit, but known locally as 'Al' and his mother is Anubha, but also known locally as 'Annie', to help fit in with American life.[5] He attended Berkeley Preparatory School, where he performed in several school plays.[6] His first major motion picture was in 2009 acting alongside Uma Thurman in Motherhood.[4]

In addition to acting and producing, Gupta co-founded a theater group in Southern California with other like-minded artists with the goal of providing a platform for underrepresented groups through the medium of original stories and re-tellings of classics that reflect the world today.[7]

Gupta was among the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy series.[4] He also co-hosts the American Desis podcast with comedian Akaash Singh.[8] Gupta voices the character Nikhil Sharma on the podcast Ars Paradoxica.[9] He also won the 2014 Maverick Movie Awards Best Supporting actor award for his role in Bridge and Tunnel.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Gupta is a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[6] On April 9, 2018, he announced via Instagram that he is engaged to be married.[11]


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Motherhood Mikesh
2012 Love, Lies and Seeta Rahul Mehra
2012 Stand Up Guys Dj
2013 HairBrained Princeton One
2014 Bridge and Tunnel Terry
2015 The Diabolical Nikolai
2015 French Dirty Steve
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Redemption Falls Tom TV Movie
2009 Fringe MIT Guy #1 1 Episode
2009 DeSiCiTi Manbir TV Movie
2009 Nurse Jackie Sam 35 Episodes
2012 Body of Proof Webisodes Raj Patel TV Mini-Series
2012 Checked Out Rajit 3 Episodes
2012 The Female Orgasm Law Arjun Short
2013 Company Town Jack TV Movie
2013 Baby Sellers Dilip TV Movie
2014 Next Time on Lonny Scott 1 Episode
2014 Bedbug Amal Short
2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Captain Jack Ferris 1 Episode
2014 Gretch & Tim Mike TV Movie
2014 How to Get Away with Murder Kan 5 Episodes
2015 The Walker Michael 3 Episodes
2015 Limitless Eli Whitford 1 Episode
2015–present The Magicians William "Penny" Adiyodi 28 Episodes
2016 Powerhouse Ravi 1 Episode
2016 Open House on Beverly Raj Short


  1. ^ a b c "Arjun Gupta". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  2. ^ "Lev Grossman's 'The Magicians' Trilogy Coming To Syfy Channel This Spring With Pilot Episode". Design & Trend.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 6, 2014). "Stella Maeve, Hale Appleman & Arjun Gupta Cast A Spell On 'The Magicians'".
  4. ^ a b c d "Arjun Gupta". Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  5. ^ Sastry, Keertana (31 July 2015). "Arjun Gupta on Strong Women, Assimilation, and the Impact of Storytelling". Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  6. ^ a b Lo, Ying (January 24, 2016). "TV: The Magician's Arjun Gupta – a native Tampan". Creative Loafing.
  7. ^ "Pasadena Arts Council | Ammunition Theatre Company". Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  8. ^ West, Lisa Tsering, India. "Hollywood Actor Arjun Gupta Launches New Podcast". India West. Retrieved 2017-04-13.
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  10. ^ "2014". MAVERICK MOVIE AWARDS: Where moviemakers honor moviemakers from all over the world!. Retrieved 2017-06-02. Arjun
  11. ^ "For the last 16 months..." Instagram.

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