Aasif Mandvi Set to Write Book of Essays
According to Deadline.com, Obie winer Aasif Mandvi is set to write a book of semi-autobiographical essays. As descried by Deadline: "topics include a young Indian boy's dream of becoming The Fonz, and what it's like for a Muslim child to move from Mumbai with his family to US in search of the American dream."
Mandvi won an Obie Award for his critically acclaimed one-man show Sakina's Restaurant. On Broadway, Mandvi appeared as Ali Hakim in the 2002 revival of Oklahoma! directed by Trevor Nunn. He also appeared in the play Homebody/Kabul by Tony Kushner. He portrayed Fritz Haber in the off-Broadway play Einstein's Gift.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.
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