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Aasif Mandvi

Aasif Mandvi began performing at the age of seven as a pixie in a school play wearing tights and a bonnet. He knew from that moment on that discreet but comfortable leggings coupled with a desperate need for attention was the secret of success. Unaware of this at the time, but this type of beginning was perfect for a job as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart where the official uniform ironically happens to be tights and a bonnet ( worn discreetly under one's suit, of course). Aasif made his first appearance as contributor on August 9, 2006. He is the recipient of the OBIE award for his critically-acclaimed one-man show Sakina's Restaurant and his other New York stage credits include the 2002 Broadway revival of OKLAHOMA!, Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom, Homebody/Kabul, Suburbia, Trudy Blue and Speak Truth to Power. Film and television credits include the title role in Merchant/Ivory's The Mystic Masseur, Music and Lyrics, Spider-Man 2, Freedomland, The Siege, Analyze This, ABCD, American Chai, The War Within Sorry Haters, Sex and the City, Sleeper Cell, The Sopranos, The Bedford Diaries, Oz, CSI, Law and Order, Jericho, ER, Ed and Tanner on Tanner directed by Robert Altman. Aasif's journalistic integrity has never been questioned.. and for that he is eternally grateful.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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Aasif Mandvi Facts

BirthdayMay 5, 1966 (57)
BirthplaceBombay, India

Selected Filmography

Not available.