Top 8 Indian-American Actors Who Made India Proud Overseas3 min read
In ways we never would have anticipated, globalization has brought us closer to the culture and traditions of other nations. Some well-known Indian-American actors have also changed significantly. We are aware that decent South-Asian representation is being seen now and when we watch movies that have the power to influence the entire world! Here is a list of 8 most popular Indian-Americans that you should definitely know!
Popular Indian American Actors
1. Sakina Jaffrey
Sakina Jaffrey has been happily married to Francis Wilkinson since 1990. The duo has two cute kids with each other. Sakina Jaffrey has been popular for her commendable acting skills in “Mr. Robot,” “The Mindy Project,” and “House of Cards.” She was born in New York in 1962.
2. Mindy Kaling
Vera Mindy Chokalingam or popularly known as Mindy Kaling is an Indian-American director, writer, producer, comedian as well an actress from Massachusetts. One of her commendable roles includes “The Office and Disgust in Inside Out,” as Kelly Kapoor. She has been in the limelight for creating The Mindy Project.
3. Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari began his career on Television with “Parks and Recreation,” a blockbuster comedy. He even appeared in movies like ‘Get Him to the Greek,’ ‘Funny People,’ and ‘I Love You, Man,’ and, ’30 Minutes or Less.’ Aziz Ansari is also popular as he performs stand-up comedy shows as well.
4. Suraj Sharma
Among the 3000 people who auditioned for a character in the award-winning Oscar movie “Life of Pi” as Pi, Suraj was one. He went to give auditions at the request of his younger brother. Following various audition rounds, Ang Lee, the Director, was selected for his innocent appearance and expressive eyes.
5. Dev Patel
Dev Patel was born to Raj Patel, an IT worker, and Anita, a caregiver in London. Both of the parents have Indian-Gujrati origin belonging to Kenya. Dev Patel’s acting skills were cherished and loved by everyone when he gave his debut performance in ‘Skins,’ a British television series. He was also a part of two blockbuster movies, ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ and ‘Chappie,’ which were released in March 2015.
6. Freida Pinto
Freida Pinto was a model by profession and had two years of experience before being selected for “Slumdog Millionaire” to play the role of the female lead, Latika. Freida Pinto completed her studies at Mumbai’s St. Xaviers College.
7. Sendhil Ramamurthy
Sendhil Ramamurthy is a popular actor from America. Some of his notable works include ‘Covert Affairs’ in which he portrayed the character of Jai Wilcox and ‘Heroes’ in which he portrayed the character of a geneticist named Mohinder Suresh. Sendhil Ramamurthy is also a cousin to Jay Chandrasekhar, a notable film director and comedian.
8. Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Priyanka made her first Hollywood appearance via song videos, in which she displayed her vocal abilities amazingly. ‘Quantico’ is a criminal drama series that features Priyanka in the lead female role. Despite making numerous movies in the Hollywood industry, Priyanka Chopra gained immense popularity post tying knot with Nick Jonas. This makes her one of the most popular and widely known Indian-American.