Ajay Naidu

Ajay Naidu

Highest Rated: 100% Waterborne (2005)

Lowest Rated: 0% Perception (2005)

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).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
91% 68% The Kindergarten Teacher Nikhil Roy (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crazy Famous Unknown (Character) - 2017
20% 96% Crazy Famous Dr. Manning (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 25% Lost Cat Corona Amir (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 No Score Yet 212 Unknown (Character) - 2005
100% 45% Waterborne Vikram Bhatti (Character) - 2005
0% 32% Perception Kamal (Character) - 2005
13% 30% The Honeymooners Vivek (Character) $12.8M 2005
No Score Yet 63% Scooby-Doo in Where's My Mummy? Prince Omar (Voice) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Justice Mohammed (Character) - 2003
79% 75% Bad Santa Hindustani Troublemaker (Character) $60.1M 2003
32% 84% Bomb the System Moses Mundhra (Character) $14.9K 2003
52% 79% American Chai Hari (Character) $126K 2001
42% 75% K-PAX Dr. Chakraborty (Character) $50.3M 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 63% Subway Stories Prashant (Character) - 1997
65% 68% Suburbia Nazeer Chaldi (Character) $656.2K 1996
60% 100% Where the River Runs Black Segundo (Character) $582K 1986
No Score Yet 36% Touch and Go Louis DeLeon (Character) $1M 1986

TV

Credit
55% 80% Social Distance Unknown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 70% Blindspot Sho Ahktar (Guest Star) 2020 2018
91% 84% The Blacklist Mahmoud Iqbal (Guest Star) 2020
59% 87% God Friended Me Eric (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 70% Odd Mom Out Doctor (Guest Star) 2016
27% 60% 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 70% King of the Hill Unknown (Guest Voice) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jury Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
91% 91% Monk Masul the Cabbie (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lateline Raji (Character) 1998-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 81% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1986

QUOTES FROM Ajay Naidu CHARACTERS

Nazeer says: You throw it all away.

Samir says: Why does it say paper jam when there is no paper jam? I swear to God, one of these days I am just kicking this this piece of shit out the window!

Michael Bolton says: You and me both, man.

Hindustani Troublemaker says: ASSCLOWN!!!!!

Hindustani Troublemaker says: Ass clown!

Samir says: I'm not going to do anything illegal

Samir says: I'm not going to do anything illegal.

Peter Gibbons says: Illegal? Samir, this is America!

Samir says: No one in this country can pronounce my name right. I mean it's not that hard. I mean, 'Ni-i-na-najaad', Niinanajaad.

Michael Bolton says: Yeah, well at least your name isn't Michael Bolton.

Samir says: You know, there's nothing wrong with that name.

Michael Bolton says: There was nothing wrong with it. Until I was about 12 years old and that no-talent ass clown became famous and started winning grammys.

Samir says: Well, if it bothers you that much, why don't you just go by Mike; instead of Michael?

Michael Bolton says: No way. Why should I change? He's the one who sucks.