Naveen William Sidney Andrews
17 January 1969 (age 53)
Naveen William Sidney Andrews (born 17 January 1969) is a British-American actor. He is best known for his role as Sayid Jarrah in the television series Lost (2004–2010), for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award, as well as winning a Screen Actors Guild Award along with the cast. He has also appeared in films such as The English Patient (1996), Mighty Joe Young (1998), Rollerball (2002), Bride and Prejudice (2004), Planet Terror (2007), The Brave One (2007), and Diana (2013). In 2022, he starred in the miniseries The Dropout.
Andrews was born in Lambeth, London, to Nirmala, a psychologist, and Stanley Andrews, a businessman, both immigrants from Kerala, India. He was brought up in Wandsworth in the Methodist denomination of Christianity & attended Earlsfield Junior School on Tranmere Road. Andrews described his upbringing as "very repressive". At 16, while at Emanuel School, he started a relationship with his 30-year-old mathematics teacher, Geraldine Feakins, whom he moved in with to escape his abusive home; their son, Jaisal, was born seven years later, in 1992. Andrews was shunned by his parents after this and they died before a reconciliation. He has said that he has forgiven them.
Andrews auditioned for drama school and was accepted at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Ewan McGregor and David Thewlis. His studies paid off when he won a role in Hanif Kureshi's film London Kills Me (1991). Andrews starred in the 1993 BBC miniseries Buddha of Suburbia. He portrayed Kip Singh in The English Patient (1996) and Sayid Jarrah in the popular television series Lost (2004–10). In 2006, he was voted one of People magazine's World's Most Beautiful People. He starred in Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996), Mighty Joe Young (1998), Bride and Prejudice (2004), and as Jafar in the American fantasy drama Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013–14). In 2014, he provided the voice of Sabal in the video game Far Cry 4. From 2015 to 2017, he starred in the series Sense8 (created by The Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski) as Jonas. From 2018 to 2019, he co-starred as ex-MI6 and CIA officer Julian Cousins in the series Instinct, starring Alan Cumming and Bojana Novakovic. In 2022 Andrews co-starred with Amanda Seyfried as Theranos COO Sunny Balwani in the hulu limited series The Dropout.
Andrews's relationship with Geraldine Feakins lasted from 1985 to 1991. Their son, Jaisal Andrews, was born in 1992. He was later in a relationship with actress Barbara Hershey in Los Angeles, starting in 1998. The couple separated briefly in 2005 and, during that time, Andrews had a son with Czech-French actress Elena Eustache. He and Hershey later reconciled, but in 2010, they announced that they had separated. Andrews was in a long custody dispute with Eustache over their son, and on 7 January 2009, he was granted sole legal and physical custody.
|1991||London Kills Me||Bike|
|1996||Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love||Raj Singh|
|The English Patient||Kip Singh||Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
|1997||True Love and Chaos||Hanif|
|Mighty Joe Young||Pindi|
|1999||Drowning on Dry Land||Darshan|
|2000||A Question of Faith||William|
|2004||Bride and Prejudice||Balraj|
|2006||Provoked: A True Story||Deepak Ahluwalia|
|2007||Grindhouse||Dr. John "Abby" Abbington||Segment: Planet Terror|
|The Brave One||Dr. David Kirmani|
|2013||Diana||Dr. Hasnat Khan|
|1993||The Buddha of Suburbia||Karim Amir||4 episodes|
|1996||The Peacock Spring||Ravi Battacharya||Television movie|
|1998||My Own Country||Dr. Abraham Verghese|
|2000||The Chippendales Murder||Steve Banerjee|
|2001||The Beast||Tamir Naipaul||Episode: "The Price"|
|2003||Future Tense||Miles Gupta||Unsold TV pilot|
|2004–2010||Lost||Sayid Jarrah||98 episodes|
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated—Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actor – Drama Series (2007–08, 2010)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
|2006||The Ten Commandments||Menerith||Television movie|
|2010||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Detective Ash Ramsey||Episode: "Shadow"|
|2012||Sinbad||Lord Akbari||7 episodes|
|2013–2014||Once Upon a Time in Wonderland||Jafar||13 episodes|
|2015–2018||Sense8||Jonas Maliki||18 episodes|
|2018–2019||Instinct||Julian Cousins||21 episodes|
|2022||The Dropout||Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani||8 episodes|
|2014||Far Cry 4||Sabal||Voice actor|
- Elsworth, Catherine. "I'm so grateful I'm sober now", Daily Telegraph, 30 August 2005; accessed 27 May 2008.
- "Naveen Andrews finds himself in L.A", CTV.ca; 10 April 2006.
- Naveen Andrews profile, imdb.com; accessed 7 March 2014
- "2006's Most Beautiful People: Naveen Andrews". People. 26 April 2006. Retrieved 24 December 2009.
- Roberts, Genevieve (1 July 2012). "Naveen Andrews: 'At least I've been a good parent'". The Independent. Archived from the original on 18 June 2022.
- "'Lost' star fathered child while separated", NBC News; accessed 7 March 2014.
- Lost's Naveen Andrews Found in Splitsville, E! Online; accessed 7 March 2014.
- "Naveen Andrews Split - Lost Actor Announces Break Up with Barbara Hershey". National Ledger. 30 May 2010. Archived from the original on 4 January 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2010.
- "'Lost' Star Battles Baby Mama and Gets Kid", TMZ, 7 January 2009; retrieved 23 July 2009.
- Hilton, Beth. 'Lost' star reveals heroin addiction, Digital Spy, 1 February 2008; accessed 27 May 2008.
- The Trades - Interview: Naveen Andrews Archived 7 January 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- "Naveen Andrews al RFF: Sayid presenta il finale di Lost". Movieplayer (in Italian). 7 July 2010. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
...dal 27 maggio sono diventato cittadino americano...)
- Wild West (1992) at imdb.com, imdb.com; accessed 4 August 2014.