In pictures: Indian-origin actors making waves on American TV shows

Updated: Jan 26, 2018, 20:34
  • In pictures: Indian-origin actors making waves on American TV shows

    Priyanka Chopra made her debut on American TV with 'Quantico' where she plays the role of a FBI trainee, Alex Parrish, who becomes the main suspect in a terrorist attack and she undertakes the quest to prove herself innocent. Priyanka also starred as lead in the second season of the show. Pic/YouTube

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  • In pictures: Indian-origin actors making waves on American TV shows

    The 'Slumdog Millionaire' star Dev Patel portrays the character Neal Sampat in Aaron Sorkin's television political drama 'The Newsroom'. He plays the writer of Will's (Jeff Daniels) blog and electronic media expert. Pic/YouTube

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    For his role as Sayid in 'Lost', Naveen Andrews was nominated for a Golden Globe, a Primetime Emmy Award and received the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2006. Pic/Santa Banta

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    Kalpen Suresh Modi, better known as Kal Penn, had a recurring role in the seventh season of 'How I Met Your Mother' in which he played Kevin Venkataraghavan, a therapist and later boyfriend of Robin Scherbatsky. Pic/YouTube

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  • In pictures: Indian-origin actors making waves on American TV shows

    Archana 'Archie' Panjabi is best known for her role as Kalinda Sharma on 'The Good Wife'. Her portrayal has earned her a Primetime Emmy Award, an NAACP Image Award, two further Emmy nominations, one Golden Globe nomination, and three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations shared with the cast. Pic/YouTube

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    Kunal Nayyar is famous for his role as Dr. Raj Koothrappali in the US sitcom 'The Big Bang Theory' where the classic beauty-versus-geek battle ensues. Kunal plays an Indian graduate from Cambridge who conducts research in astrophysics. His character cannot get himself to talk to any girl and that makes for hilarious situations. Pic/Santa Banta

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  • In pictures: Indian-origin actors making waves on American TV shows

    Indira Varma essays the character of Ellaria Sand, the paramour of Oberyn Martell in season 4 of 'Game of Thrones' and has reprised her role in season 5 and 6. Pic/YouTube

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    Nimrat Kaur had a recurring role in the fourth season of the American drama 'Homeland', where she played the role of a Pakistani ISI agent, Tasneem Qureshi. Suraj Sharma, who shot to fame by portraying Pi in 'Life of Pi', has also been a part of this show. In 2016, Nimrat Kaur began portraying Rebecca Yedlin in the second season of the American television series 'Wayward Pines'. Pic/YouTube

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    'Bend It Like Beckham' star Parminder Kaur Nagra has acted in various US TV shows like the medical drama 'ER', crime drama 'The Blacklist' and the detective comedy-drama series 'Psych'. Pic/YouTube

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    Aasif Mandvi has acted in several television shows like 'ER', 'The Sopranos', 'Sex and the City', 'CSI', 'The Bedford Diaries', 'Jericho' and various editions of 'Law & Order', among others. Pic/YouTube

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About The Gallery

As Quantico gets renewed for a third season, Priyanka Chopra has taken even the American telly land by storm. We look at Indian-origin actors who have taken the American television circuit by storm