18 Facts About Naveen Andrews


Naveen William Sidney Andrews was born on 17 January 1969 and is a British-American actor.


Naveen Andrews is best known for his role as Sayid Jarrah in the television series Lost, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award, as well as winning a Screen Actors Guild Award along with the cast.


Naveen Andrews has appeared in films such as The English Patient, Mighty Joe Young, Rollerball, Bride and Prejudice, Planet Terror, The Brave One, and Diana.


Naveen Andrews was brought up in Wandsworth as a Methodist, and attended Earlsfield Junior School on Tranmere Road.


Naveen Andrews was shunned by his parents after this and they died before a reconciliation.


Naveen Andrews auditioned for drama school and was accepted at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Ewan McGregor and David Thewlis.


Naveen Andrews's studies paid off when he won a role in Hanif Kureshi's film London Kills Me.


Naveen Andrews starred in the 1993 BBC miniseries Buddha of Suburbia.


Naveen Andrews portrayed Kip Singh in The English Patient and Sayid Jarrah in the popular television series Lost.


Naveen Andrews starred in Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, Mighty Joe Young, Bride and Prejudice, and as Jafar in the American fantasy drama Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.


In 2022 Naveen Andrews co-starred with Amanda Seyfried as Theranos COO Sunny Balwani in the hulu limited series The Dropout.


Naveen Andrews was later in a relationship with actress Barbara Hershey in Los Angeles, starting in 1998.


The couple separated briefly in 2005 and, during that time, Naveen Andrews had a son with Czech-French actress Elena Eustache.


Naveen Andrews was in a long custody dispute with Eustache over their son, and on 7 January 2009, he was granted sole legal and physical custody.


Naveen Andrews has spoken about his alcoholism and his two-year addiction to heroin in the mid-'90s.


Naveen Andrews has described an incident in which he collapsed on set and was treated by emergency services.


Naveen Andrews plays guitar and sings, while tap dancing to his own tune as a hobby.


Naveen Andrews became a naturalised US citizen on 27 May 2010.