NAVEEN ANDREWS Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Naveen William Sidney Andrews                                                 
Born: 17 January 1969 London, England                                               
Naveen William Sidney Andrews (born January 17, 1969) is an Emmy- and Golden       
Globe-nominated British Indian actor. He is known for his roles in The English     
Patient (1996), Grindhouse (2007) and the television series Lost.                   
Andrews was born in London, England to Nirmala, a psychologist, and Stanley         
Andrews, a businessman, both immigrants from Kerala, India. He was raised           
in Wandsworth, South London (beside the River Thames) and had what he has           
described as a "very repressive" upbringing. Andrews was raised in the Methodist   
denomination. At the age of 16, whilst at Emanuel School, he fell in love           
with his mathematics teacher, Geraldine Feakins with whom he had a son, Jaisal,     
born in 1992. Andrews was quoted in an interview later on saying that "[his]       
father would call [him] a prostitute" about being famous at his school "for         
going out with a maths teacher".                                                   
Andrews went on and auditioned for drama school. He was accepted at London's       
Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Ewan McGregor and David Thewlis. His       
studies paid off when he won a role in Hanif Kureshi's film, London Kills Me (1991).
He is best known for his role as Kip in The English Patient (1996) and as Sayid     
in the popular television series Lost (2004). In 2006, he was voted one of         
People magazine's World's Most Beautiful People.