Ajay Naidu

Ajay Naidu

Highest Rated: 100% Waterborne (2005)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Feb 12, 1972

Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, USA

Ajay Naidu has avoided stereotyping by playing a variety of characters ranging from Latinos to Arabs to Pakistanis. The son of Indian immigrants, he was born and raised in the Chicago area. Encouraged by a grade school teacher, Naidu auditioned for--and won--the role of Maria Conchita Alonso's son in the feature "Touch and Go" (1985) which led to a handful of TV appearances (including "No Greater Gift," a 1985 "ABC Afterschool Special") and two other film roles in "Where the River Runs Black" (1985) and "Vice Versa" (1988). After appearances in local theater, he spent two years at the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training run by the American Repertory Theatre (ART) at Harvard. Naidu appeared at ART while a student and after completing his degree landing leading roles in "Romeo and Juliet" in Denver and "Everyman" in Chicago. Richard Linklater tapped the actor to portray the Pakistani owner of a convenience store in "subUrbia" (1997), which in turn led to parts in such independent films as "Once We Were Strangers" (1997), Adam Goldberg's "Scotch and Milk" (1998) and Darren Aronofsky's "Pi" (1998), among others. Naidu also made his TV series debut as a regular playing the people-pleasing intern working at a network news show in "Lateline" (NBC, 1998-99).

Highest rated movies

Waterborne
The Kindergarten Teacher
Pi
Antarctica
Chutney Popcorn
Today's Special
Office Space
Bad Santa

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
67% No Score Yet Americanish Jawad (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sleepless Vivek (Character) - 2020
86% 77% Antarctica Unknown (Character) - 2020
90% 68% The Kindergarten Teacher Nikhil Roy (Character) - 2018
20% 95% Crazy Famous Dr. Manning (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 22% Lost Cat Corona Amir (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crazy Famous Unknown (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 50% 3 Days of Normal Vik Donowitz (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mister Handsome Mister Handsome (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ashes Ashes (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 2010
81% 72% Today's Special Munnamia (Character) $317.8K 2009
6% 36% The Accidental Husband Deep (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 63% Scooby-Doo in Where's My Mummy? Prince Omar (Voice) - 2005
0% 32% Perception Kamal (Character) - 2005
100% 45% Waterborne Vikram Bhatti (Character) - 2005
13% 30% The Honeymooners Vivek (Character) $12.8M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet 212 Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Justice Mohammed (Character) - 2003
32% 84% Bomb the System Moses Mundhra (Character) $14.9K 2003
78% 75% Bad Santa Hindustani Troublemaker (Character) $60.1M 2003
42% 75% K-PAX Dr. Chakraborty (Character) $50.3M 2001
52% 77% American Chai Hari (Character) $126.0K 2001
No Score Yet 57% More Dogs Than Bones Andy (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Are Here Sanjay (Character) - 2000
83% 50% Chutney Popcorn Raju (Character) $2.3K 1999
80% 93% Office Space Samir (Character) $10.8M 1999
88% 85% Pi Farrouhk (Character) $3.2M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once We Were Strangers Apu (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scotch and Milk Armand (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 61% Subway Stories Prashant (Character) - 1997
65% 67% Suburbia Nazeer Chaldi (Character) $656.2K 1996
60% 100% Where the River Runs Black Segundo (Character) $582.0K 1986
No Score Yet 36% Touch and Go Louis DeLeon (Character) $1.0M 1986

TV

Credit
55% 67% Social Distance Unknown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 70% Blindspot Sho Ahktar (Guest Star) 2018 2020
91% 80% The Blacklist Mahmoud Iqbal (Guest Star) 2020
59% 86% God Friended Me Eric (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 72% Odd Mom Out Doctor (Guest Star) 2016
27% 59% Manhattan Love Story Brian (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 100% Kings Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
78% 93% 30 Rock Asif (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 53% King of the Hill Delivery Guy/Malik (Guest Voice) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jury Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
91% 88% Monk Masul the Cabbie (Guest Star) 2004
60% No Score Yet Lateline Raji (Character) 1998-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 83% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1986