On the big screen, Andrews was most recently seen in director Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror, one of two 60-minute films released together as the double feature called Grindhouse. He also co-starred with Aishwarya Rai, Miranda Richardson and Robbie Coltrane in the British film Provoked: A True Story, which screened to applause at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Additionally, Andrews just wrapped filming on the horror film Animals, the directorial debut of Robert Rodriguez protégé Douglas Aarniokoski, in which Andrews stars as Vic, a man whose animal instincts are stronger than his human ones.
Born and raised in London, Andrews, who is of Indian descent, started out as a musician and composer while still in his teens. He won entry to the prestigious Guildhall School of Drama and, shortly after graduating, made his feature film debut in Hanif Kureishi's look at the London rave scene, London Kills Me. He then put his musical talents to work in the film Wild West, earning an Evening Standard Film Award nomination for Most Promising Newcomer for his performance as a Pakistani who dreams of finding country music success in Nashville.
In 1996, Andrews co-starred in Anthony Minghella's Oscar-winning romantic epic The English Patient. For his portrayal of Lt. Kip Singh, the Sikh with a talent for defusing bombs who finds romance with Juliet Binoche's character, Andrews was nominated for a Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor and shared in a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Cast Performance. Also that year, he starred in Mira Nair's Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love. Andrews' subsequent film credits include True Love and Chaos, Mighty Joe Young, Drowning on Dry Land, Rollerball, Easy and Gurinder Chadha's Bollywood version of a classic literary tale, Bride & Prejudice.
On television, Andrews reunited with director Mira Nair to star as Dr. Abraham Verghese in the 1998 Showtime movie My Own Country, based on Verghese's autobiography. He more recently starred as Menerith in the two-part biblical drama The Ten Commandments. He has also starred in such television projects as the miniseries The Buddha of Suburbia, for which he won the Best Actor Award at the San Remo Film Festival, and the telefilms The Peacock Spring and The Chippendales Murder.
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|Birth Name||Naveen William Sidney Andrews|
|Birthday||January 17, 1969 (53)|
|Birthplace||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Height||5' 9" (1m75) How tall is Naveen Andrews compared to you?|
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|The English Patient|
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