|Birthday:||January 17, 1969|
|Birthplace:||Lambeth, London, England, United Kingdom|
|Hair Color:||Curly Black Hair|
London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama
|Family & Friends|
|Family:||Naveen Joshua (son)|
Jaisal Andrews (son)
|Relationships:||Geraldine Feakins (ex-girlfriend)|
Barbara Hershey (ex-girlfriend)
|First appearance:||Down the Rabbit Hole|
|Last appearance:||And They Lived...|
Naveen William Sidney Andrews is a British actor. He is known for numerous roles, such as Sayid Jarrah in the television series Lost, Kip Singh in the film The English Patient and Sanjay in the 2002 remake of Rollerball. For his role on Lost, Andrews was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2006, a Primetime Emmy Award in 2005 and received the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2006.
Andrews was born in Lambeth, London to Nirmala, a psychologist, and Stanley Andrews, a businessman, both Malayali Nasrani immigrants from Kerala, India. He was brought up in Wandsworth in the Methodist denomination in what he later described as a "very repressive" upbringing. At the age of 16, while at Emanuel School, he fell in love with his then-30-year-old mathematics teacher, Geraldine Feakins whom he moved in with to escape his abusive home; their son, Jaisal, was born seven years later, in 1992. Andrews was shunned by his parents after this and they died before a reconciliation. He has stated that he forgives them now.
Andrews auditioned for drama school and 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). Andrews starred in the 1993 BBC miniseries Buddha of Suburbia. He portrayed "Kip Singh" in The English Patient (1996) and Sayid in the popular television series Lost (2004). In 2006, he was voted one of People magazine's World's Most Beautiful People. He starred in Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996), Mighty Joe Young (1998) and Bride and Prejudice (2004). He recently starred as Jafar in the American fantasy drama Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. In 2014, he provided the voice of Sabal in the video game Far Cry 4. From 2015 to 2017, he starred in the series Sense8 (created by The Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski) as Jonas for its two season run. Beginning in 2018, he is co-starring as ex-CIA agent Julian in the series Instinct, starring Alan Cumming and Bojana Novakovic.
Andrews was in a relationship with schoolteacher Geraldine Feakins from 1985 to 1991. They fell in love while Andrews was aged 16. He moved into her home in order to escape an abusive household. His parents shunned him following this and they died without reconciling with their son. Naveen had a son, Jaisal Andrews, in 1992 with Feakins. He 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, Andrews had a son with Czech-French actress Elena Eustache. He and Hershey later reconciled; however, in May 2010, they announced that they had separated six months earlier. He has been involved in an ongoing custody dispute with Eustache over their son, and on 7 January 2009, Andrews was granted sole legal and physical custody of the child.
Andrews has spoken about his alcoholism and his two-year addiction to heroin in the mid-'90s. He has described an incident in which he collapsed on set and was treated by the emergency services.
He plays guitar and sings, while tap-dancing to his own tune as a hobby. He became a naturalised U.S. citizen on 27 May 2010.
|1991||London Kills Me||Bike|
|1992||Double Vision||TV Movie||Jimmy|
|1993||The Buddha of Suburbia||TV Mini-Series||Karim Amir|
|1996||The Peacock Spring||TV Movie||Ravi Battacharya|
|1996||Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love||Raj Singh|
|1996||The English Patient||Kip|
|1997||True Love and Chaos||Hanif|
|1998||Mighty Joe Young||Pindi|
|1998||My Own Country||TV Movie||Dr. Abraham Verghese|
|1999||Drowning on Dry Land||Darshan|
|2000||A Question of Faith||William|
|2000||The Chippendales Murder||TV Movie||Steve Banerjee|
|2001||The Beast||TV Series||Tamir Naipaul|
|2003||Future Tense||TV Movie||Miles Gupta|
|2004||Bride & Prejudice||Balraj|
|2004 - 2010||Lost||TV Series||Sayid Jarrah|
|2006||The Ten Commandments||TV Mini-Series||Menerith|
|2006||Provoked: A True Story||Deepak Ahluwalia|
|2007||Grindhouse||Abby (segment "Planet Terror")|
|2007||The Brave One||David Kirmani|
|2010||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||TV Series||Detective Ash Ramsey|
|2012||Sinbad||TV Series||Lord Akbari / Akbari|
|2013||Reckless||TV Movie||Roland Shaw|
|2013 - 2014||Once Upon a Time in Wonderland||TV Series||Jafar|
|2014||Far Cry 4||Video Game||Sabal (voice)|
|2015 - 2018||Sense8||TV Series||Jonas Maliki|
|2018||Sense8: The Series Finale Official Trailer||Jonas Maliki|
|2018 - 2019||Instinct||TV Series||Julian Cousins|
- A fan of country music
- Attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama along with Ewan McGregor and David Thewlis.
- At the age of 16 he caused a stir by moving in with his teacher, Geraldine Feakins.
- Has a son Jaisal with Geraldine Feakins.
- Although he portrayed an Iraqi on the show Lost (2004), he is actually British-born of Indian descent.
- His first name means "new" in Sanskrit.
- Until 2009 lived with actress Barbara Hershey, who is 21 years his senior.
- Was voted Sexiest Survivalist in 2005 by People Magazine.
- Fan of Chelsea FC (England football club).
- Had a son, Naveen Joshua, with Elena Eustache in 2006. He has sole custody of the child.
- Met ex-girlfriend Barbara Hershey on the set of Drowning on Dry Land (1999). They were together until late 2009, although they split for a brief time in 2005 during which he fathered his child Naveen Joshua with Elena Eustache.