28 Facts About Aasif Mandvi


Aasif Mandvi was a correspondent on The Daily Show from 2006 to 2017.


Aasif Mandvi was born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India, to a Dawoodi Bohra Muslim family.


Aasif Mandvi's family moved to England, settling, when he was a year old, in the West Yorkshire city of Bradford.


Aasif Mandvi's father, Hakim, who had originally come to work in textiles research at Bradford University, later ran a corner shop, while his mother, Fatima, was a nurse.


Aasif Mandvi attended the independent Woodhouse Grove School, and he identifies himself as a "working-class kid from Bradford".


Aasif Mandvi later moved to New York City, where he began appearing in off-Broadway productions.


Aasif Mandvi won an Obie Award for his one-man show Sakina's Restaurant.


Aasif Mandvi portrayed Fritz Haber in the off-Broadway play Einstein's Gift.


Aasif Mandvi played Melchior in On the Razzle by Tom Stoppard at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and appeared in the docudrama Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom at the Culture Project.


In 2012 Aasif Mandvi starred in Disgraced at Lincoln Center's Claire Tow Theater.


Aasif Mandvi played the lead role of Amir, a Pakistani American lawyer struggling with his identity and Islam in the drama by Ayad Akhtar.


Aasif Mandvi was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for his role.


Aasif Mandvi made his television debut as a doorman at the Miami Biltmore Hotel in the episode "Line of Fire" of the series Miami Vice.


Aasif Mandvi was hired immediately and appeared on the show the same day.


Aasif Mandvi served as a writer and co-producer on the series.


Aasif Mandvi was the lead actor, co-writer and producer of the web series Halal in the Family, which premiered on Funny or Die in 2015.


In 2016, Aasif Mandvi joined the climate change documentary show Years of Living Dangerously as one of its celebrity correspondents.


In 2019, Aasif Mandvi was cast in the Robert and Michelle King supernatural drama series Evil on CBS as Ben Shakir, a carpenter who works as a technical expert, equipment handler and debunker of supernatural phenomena.


Aasif Mandvi played minor roles in the films The Siege and Die Hard with a Vengeance as well as the title role in Merchant Ivory Productions' film The Mystic Masseur.


Aasif Mandvi was in commercials by Domino's Pizza and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.


Aasif Mandvi played the tone deaf doorman Khan in Music and Lyrics.


Aasif Mandvi played a dentist alongside Ricky Gervais in the 2008 romantic comedy Ghost Town, as well as office employee Bob Spaulding in The Proposal, starring Sandra Bullock.


Today's Special, which Aasif Mandvi co-wrote with Jonathan Bines, premiered at the London Film Festival in October 2009 and New York's Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival on November 11,2009.


Aasif Mandvi appeared in It's Kind of a Funny Story, a coming-of-age film written and directed by Anna Boden with Ryan Fleck, adapted from the 2006 novel by Ned Vizzini.


Aasif Mandvi co-starred as a Guantanamo captive in the film The Response, a script based on the transcripts of Combatant Status Review Tribunals convened in Guantanamo in 2004.


Aasif Mandvi played the role of Mr Chetty in the 2013 comedy The Internship and portrayed Ash Vasudevan in the 2014 film Million Dollar Arm.


Aasif Mandvi is involved with disaster-relief organizations such as the charity initiative Relief 4 Pakistan, which assists in flood relief in Pakistan.


Aasif Mandvi is a supporter of the Endometriosis Foundation of America.