Aasif Mandvi

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Aasif Mandvi is a British-American actor, comedian, and writer who has made a name for himself in both the theater and entertainment industries. Born in Mumbai, India in 1966, Mandvi moved to the United States with his family when he was a teenager. He attended the University of South Florida, where he earned a degree in theater.

Mandvi began his career in theater, performing in various productions in New York City. He made his Broadway debut in 2002 in the play "Oklahoma!" in the role of Ali Hakim. He went on to appear in several other Broadway productions, including "Sakina's Restaurant," "Disgraced," and "The New Yorker Festival."

In addition to his work on stage, Mandvi has also made a name for himself in film and television. He has appeared in several popular movies, including "The Proposal," "The Internship," and "Mother's Day." He has also appeared on numerous television shows, including "ER," "The Sopranos," and "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."

Mandvi is also an accomplished writer. He has written several plays, including "Sakina's Restaurant," which was based on his one-man show of the same name. He has also written for television, including the HBO series "The Brink" and the CBS series "Evil."

Despite his success in the entertainment industry, Mandvi has also been an outspoken advocate for social justice issues. He has worked with several organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union, to promote human rights and fight discrimination.

Mandvi's most recent work includes his role as Ben Shakir in the CBS drama series "Evil." He also appeared in the 2020 film "The Sleepover" and the television series "This Way Up."

Aasif Mandvi Photos


Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Guest Performer

Off-Broadway Revival, 2018

City Center Concert Production, 2017

Public Theater and National Theatre One-Night Reading, 2017
Scott Pruit

Senator Todd Young

Lincoln Center Theater LCT3 Production, 2012

Special Benefit Production, 2007

Special Benefit Production, 2006

Dr. Fritz Haber

Special Benefit Production, 2004

Moazzam Begg/Mr. Ahmed

Broadway Revival, 2002
Ali Hakim



Delivery Boy


Aasif Mandvi Awards and Nominations

Obie Awards - 1999 - Special Citations

Aasif Mandvi, Sakina's Restaura

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Liz Callaway, Alex Edelman, Trevor Noah & More Nominated for 2023 United Solo Special Award

Discover the nominees for the 2023 United Solo Special Award, which will be presented at the festival's closing gala on November 19. Find out who made the list and get ready to celebrate outstanding solo performances.

Photos: Laura Benanti, Solea Pfeiffer, and More Celebrate Audible Theater's 5th Anniversary

On Monday, September 18, Audible celebrated its 5th Anniversary of Audible Theater at the Minetta Lane. Check out photos from the event below!

DEAD OUTLAW World Premiere, NOBODY CARES Starring Laura Benanti & More Set for Audible Theater Programming

Audible Inc. celebrates the fifth anniversary of Audible Theater with new shows: The Energy Curfew Music Hour, Nobody Cares starring Laura Benanti, and the world premiere of Dead Outlaw. Read more about these upcoming productions and the expansion of Audible Theater's programming.

Audible Theater's New York Premiere of SWING STATE to Begin Previews Tomorrow

Audible Theater’s New York premiere of the Goodman Theatre production of Swing State, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman begins previews this week. Learn how to purchase tickets!

UNCLE VANYA Extended in Private Loft - Last Chance to See the Production

Catch the critically acclaimed production before it closes on September 3. Description: Don't miss your chance to see the prestigious cast of Uncle Vanya in this exclusive private loft production. Get all the details and book your tickets before it closes on September 3.

Thomas Jay Ryan & More Join Hyper-Intimate Production of UNCLE VANYA

Discover the hyper-intimate production of Uncle Vanya, starring Thomas Jay Ryan and David Cromer. Experience a fresh twist on this classic play. Book your tickets now!

Go Comedy! Will Host HOMECOMING WEEK Next Week

For nearly 15 years, Go Comedy! Improv Theater has been a cornerstone of improv and sketch comedy in metro Detroit. From impacting the lives of more than 1,000 students in Go U! The Improv Academy to being the home of hundreds of improvisers, Go Comedy! has positively influenced Metro Detroit and beyond.

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS Reveals 2023 Nationals Company

The 24 Hour Plays has revealed this year's company for The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals.

Titles by Eva Noblezada, Gabriel Byrne & More Set for Audible Theater June Slate

Audible Inc., has released a new slate of four Audible Theater titles. See full programming and learn how to listen in!

David Cromer, Bill Irwin & Marin Ireland to Star in UNCLE VANYA in a Private Manhattan Loft

Tony and Olivier-winning OHenry Productions will present a hyper-intimate production of Uncle Vanya staged by rising-star director Jack Serio at a private loft in the Flatiron District.

Michael Cruz Kayne's SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS Begins Previews Tonight At Audible Theater

Audible Theater's production of Michael Cruz Kayne's self-authored show Sorry For Your Loss, directed by Josh Sharp, begins previews tonight, Friday, April 28, at the Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane, between MacDougal & 6th Avenue – one block south of W. 3rd Street), Audible's creative home for live performances in New York.

New Dates Set for CENTER OF THE YOUNIVERSE Starring Tituss Burgess & Jane Krakowski

Audible Inc. has announced new performance dates for Center of the YOUniverse, a new show starring six-time Emmy Award nominee Tituss Burgess and Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski. See how to purchase tickets!

Alison Pill, Reed Birney, Marsha Mason & More to Star in Audible Theater Originals This Spring

Audible Inc., has announced a new slate of four Audible Theater titles scheduled for release on March 23. See the lineup!

DRINKING IN AMERICA Extended at Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre

Audible Theater will present four additional performances of Drinking in America, written by three-time Obie Award winner Eric Bogosian, starring Andre Royo, and directed by Mark Armstrong.

Tituss Burgess & Jane Krakowski to Star in CENTER OF THE YOUNIVERSE at the Minetta Lane Theatre

Six-time Emmy Award nominee Tituss Burgess and Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski will perform live together in a new show, Center of the YOUniverse. See performance dates and learn how to purchase tickets!

Applications Now Open for THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS

The 24 Hour Plays are partnering with Pace University to produce their 12th annual The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, a weeklong professional intensive professional development initiative for early-career actors, directors, playwrights, composers and producers.

Audible Theater's LUCY Reschedules Two Performances Due to Illness in the Company

Due to illness in the company, the February 13 and February 14 performances of Audible Theater’s Lucy have been rescheduled.

New Comedy Shows with Chris Gethard & Michael Cruz Kayne to be Presented at Audible Theater This Spring

Audible Inc., has announced details for Audible Theater’s next two shows at the Minetta Lane Theatre, featuring Chris Gethard & Michael Cruz Kayne.

Andre Royo to Star in Eric Bogosian's DRINKING IN AMERICA at Audible Theater

Audible Inc., will present Drinking in America, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Eric Bogosian and starring Andre Royo, as the next production opening at Audible’s Minetta Lane Theatre.

Eva Noblezada to Present NOSTALGIA: A LOVE LETTER TO NYC at Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre in January 2023

For three nights only, from Thursday, January 12 – Saturday, January 14, two-time Tony Award nominee Eva Noblezada will welcome you to Nostalgia: A Love Letter to NYC, an intimate evening of songs and storytelling—celebrating everything that is so maddening and magical about our beloved city. It will be performed at the Minetta Lane Theatre.


Aasif Mandvi has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Aasif Mandvi has not appeared in the West End

Aasif Mandvi has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He received an Outstanding Lead Actor nomination for The Lortels for his performance in the play "Disgraced." Additionally, he received Special Citations from the Obie Awards for his work in the play "Sakina's Restaurant." These nominations highlight his talent and contributions to the theater industry.

Aasif Mandvi has won Special Citations (Obie Awards) for his performance in the play "Sakina's Restaurant".

Aasif Mandvi has written 1 shows including Sakina's Restaurant (Playwright).

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