Naveen Andrews

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Naveen Andrews
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Naveen Andrews signing autographs (2009)
BornNaveen William Sidney Andrews
(1969-01-17) 17 January 1969 (age 45)
Lambeth, London, England, UK
OccupationActor
Years active1991–present
Partner(s)Geraldine Feakins
(1985–91); 1 child
Barbara Hershey
(1999–2009)
Elena Eustache (2005-06); 1 child
 
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Naveen Andrews
Naveen Andrews.jpg
Naveen Andrews signing autographs (2009)
BornNaveen William Sidney Andrews
(1969-01-17) 17 January 1969 (age 45)
Lambeth, London, England, UK
OccupationActor
Years active1991–present
Partner(s)Geraldine Feakins
(1985–91); 1 child
Barbara Hershey
(1999–2009)
Elena Eustache (2005-06); 1 child

Naveen William Sidney Andrews (born 17 January 1969) is an English actor. He is best known for portraying Sayid Jarrah in the television series Lost, Kip in the film The English Patient and Sanjay in the 2002 remake of Rollerball. For his role on Lost, Andrews was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2006, a Primetime Emmy Award in 2005 and received the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2006.

Early life[edit]

Andrews was born in Lambeth, London to Nirmala, a psychologist, and Stanley Andrews, a businessman,[1] both Malayali Nasrani immigrants from Kerala, India.[2] He was brought up in Wandsworth in the Methodist denomination in what he later described as a "very repressive" upbringing.[3] At the age of 16, while at Emanuel School, he fell in love with his then-30-year-old mathematics teacher, Geraldine Feakins; seven years later they had a son, Jaisal (born 1992).[4]

Career[edit]

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" in The English Patient (1996) and Sayid in the popular television series Lost (2004). In 2006, he was voted one of People magazine's World's Most Beautiful People.[5] He starred in Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996), Mighty Joe Young (1998) and Bride and Prejudice (2004). He recently starred as Jafar in the American fantasy drama Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.

Personal life[edit]

Andrews was in a relationship with schoolteacher Geraldine Feakins from 1985–91. He was later in a relationship with actress Barbara Hershey in Los Angeles, starting in 1999. 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.[6] However, he and Hershey announced in May 2010 that they had separated six months earlier.[7][8] He has been involved in an ongoing custody dispute with Eustache over their son; on 7 January 2009 Andrews was granted sole legal and physical custody of the child.[9]

Andrews has spoken about his alcoholism and his two-year addiction to heroin in the mid-'90s.[10]

He plays guitar and sings, while tap-dancing to his own tune as a hobby.[11] He became a naturalised U.S. citizen on 27 May 2010.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1991London Kills MeBike
1992Wild West[13]Zaf
1992Double VisionJimmy
1996The Peacock SpringRavi BattacharyaTelevision movie
1996Kama Sutra: A Tale of LoveRaj Singh
1996The English PatientKipNominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
1997True Love and ChaosHanif
1998My Own CountryDr. Abraham VergheseTelevision movie
1998Bombay BoysKrishna
1998Mighty Joe YoungPindi
1999Drowning on Dry LandDarshan
2000A Question of FaithWilliam
2000The Chippendales MurderSteve BanerjeeTelevision movie
2002RollerballSanjay
2003EasyJohn Kalicharan
2004Bride & PrejudiceBalraj
2006Provoked: A True StoryDeepak Ahluwalia
2006The Ten CommandmentsMenerithTelevision movie
2007GrindhouseAbbySegment: "Planet Terror"
2007The Brave OneDavid Kirmani
2008AnimalsVic
2012Creature of the Black LagoonDr. David Raya
2013DianaDr. Hasnat Khan

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1993The Buddha of SuburbiaKarim Amir4 episodes
2001The BeastTamir NaipaulEpisode: "The Price"
2003Future TenseMiles GuptaUnsold TV pilot
2004–2010LostSayid Jarrah91 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
2010Law & Order: Special Victims UnitDetective Ash RamseyEpisode: "Shadow"
2012SinbadLord Akbari7 episodes
2013–2014Once Upon a Time in WonderlandJafar13 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lampert, Nicole. "How Lost star was found in bed with his married teacher", Daily Mail, 13 August 2005; accessed 27 May 2008.
  2. ^ Elsworth, Catherine. "I'm so grateful I'm sober now", Daily Telegraph, 30 August 2005; accessed 27 May 2008.
  3. ^ "Naveen Andrews finds himself in L.A", CTV.ca; 10 April 2006.
  4. ^ Naveen Andrews profile, imdb.com; accessed 7 March 2014.
  5. ^ "2006's Most Beautiful People: Naveen Andrews". People. 26 April 2006. Retrieved 24 December 2009. 
  6. ^ "'Lost' star fathered child while separated", msnbc.com; accessed 7 March 2014.
  7. ^ Lost's Naveen Andrews Found in Splitsville, E! Online; accessed 7 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Naveen Andrews Split - Lost Actor Announces Break Up with Barbara Hershey". National Ledger. 30 May 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  9. ^ "'Lost' Star Battles Baby Mama and Gets Kid", TMZ, 7 January 2009; retrieved 23 July 2009.
  10. ^ Hilton, Beth. 'Lost' star reveals heroin addiction, Digital Spy, 1 February 2008; accessed 27 May 2008.
  11. ^ The Trades - Interview: Naveen Andrews
  12. ^ "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...)" 
  13. ^ Wild West (1992) at imdb.com, imdb.com; accessed 4 August 2014.

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