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Mandvi, Aasif Biography




biography of Mandvi, Aasif

Aasif Mandviwala
5 March 1966, Bombay, India
5' 10"


-   During his first-ever appearance on _"The Daily Show" (1996)_ (qv), 'Bruce Springsteen' (qv) was in the studio audience.

-   He and 'Connie Britton' (qv) used to perform together in a Murder Mystery company.

-   'Ismail Merchant' (qv) cast Mandvi as the lead in the film _The Mystic Masseur (2001)_ (qv) after seeing him perform "Sakina's Restaurant," his one-man show.

-   His one-man show "Sakina's Restaurant" was the first play written by a South Asian American to be produced Off Broadway.

-   Graduated from the University of South Florida, where he majored in theater.

-   Grew up in Bradford, England, UK, and Tampa, Florida, USA.


-   (March 2002-February 2003) Stage: Appeared (as "Ali Hakim") in "Oklahoma!" musical by 'Richard Rodgers (I)' (qv) and 'Oscar Hammerstein II' (qv) based on the play "Green Grow the Lilacs" by 'Lynn Riggs' (qv). Gershwin Theatre, New York City, New York.

-   (June 1998-January 1999) Stage: Performed the one-man show "Sakina's Restaurant", American Place Theatre, New York City. NOTE: Won an OBIE Award.

-   TV commercial: General Mills cereal

-   (October 2005-November 2005) Stage: Appeard (as "Dr. Fitz Haber") in "Einstein's Gift" by 'Vern Thiessen' (qv). Acorn Theatre, New York City.

-   (August 2005) Stage: Appeared ("as Melchior") in "On the Razzle" by 'Tom Stoppard' (qv). Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA.

-   (2007) TV commercial: Domino's Pizza "See it, Smell it, Taste it" campaign.

-   (2004/2006/2007) Stageg: Appeared in the annual benefit "The 24 Hour Plays". American Airlines Theatre, New York City.

-   (March 1995-February 1996): Played Delivery Boy in "Hotline" by 'Elaine May (I)' (qv) (Variety Arts Theatre, New York City/

-   (December 1999) Stage: Appeared in "Trudy Blue" by 'Marsha Norman' (qv). MCC Theater, New York City, New York, USA)

-   (August 2004-December 2004) Stage: Appeared (as "Moazzam Begg" and "Mr. Ahmed") in "Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom" by 'Victoria Brittain' (qv) and 'Gillian Slovo' (qv). 45 Bleecker, New York City.

-   (2011) TV commercial: Taco Bell restaurants.

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Acting in movies

  1. Gods Behaving Badly (2013)
  2. Movie 43 (2013)
  3. The Gates (2013) (TV)
  4. The Internship (2013)
  5. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Bob Schieffer (#18.44)}
  6. Premium Rush (2012)
  7. Ruby Sparks (2012)
  8. The Dictator (2012)
  9. The Muslims Are Coming! (2012)
  10. Today's Special: New York Indian (2012) (TV)
  11. "Big Morning Buzz Live" (2011) {Krysten Ritter/Aasif Mandvi (#6.19)}
  12. "The Daily Show" (1996) {(#17.146)}
  13. "The Daily Show" (1996) {(#17.150)}
  14. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Alan Huffman & Michael Rejebian (#17.60)}
  15. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Arnold Schwarzenegger (#18.1)}
  16. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Catherine Zeta-Jones (#17.114)}
  17. "The Daily Show" (1996) {David Agus (#17.55)}
  18. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Democalypse 2012: Election Night - This Ends Now (#18.20)}
  19. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Esperanza Spalding (#17.87)}
  20. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Gerard Butler (#18.14)}
  21. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Herman Cain (#17.144)}
  22. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Jim DeMint (#17.42)}
  23. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Laura Linney (#18.36)}
  24. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Madeleine Albright (#17.93)}
  25. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Martha Raddatz (#18.19)}
  26. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Masha Gessen (#17.66)}
  27. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Peter Bergen (#17.99)}
  28. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Ricky Gervais (#17.86)}
  29. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Rob Corddry (#17.142)}
  30. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Tenacious D (#17.122)}
  31. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Tilda Swinton (#17.51)}
  32. Dark Horse (2011)
  33. Margin Call (2011)
  34. "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (2000) {Larry vs. Michael J. Fox (#8.10)}
  35. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Andrew Napolitano (#17.12)}
  36. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Billy Crystal (#16.45)}
  37. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Bono (#17.27)}
  38. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Brad Paisley (#17.16)}
  39. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Denis Leary (#16.87)}
  40. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Ed Gillespie (#16.24)}
  41. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Ed Gillespie (#17.32)}
  42. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Edward Glaeser (#16.21)}
  43. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Jason Bateman (#16.100)}
  44. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Jennifer Granholm (#16.120)}
  45. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Kristen Wiig (#16.64)}
  46. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Lawrence Lessig (#17.34)}
  47. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Leymah Gbowee (#17.21)}
  48. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Lisa Randall (#17.11)}
  49. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Matthew Perry (#16.19)}
  50. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Michael Wallis (#16.106)}
  51. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Mitchell Zuckoff (#16.81)}
  52. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Paul Giamatti (#16.1)}
  53. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Philip K. Howard (#16.57)}
  54. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Sarah Vowell (#16.37)}
  55. "The Daily Show" (1996) {T. Boone Pickens (#16.16)}
  56. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Tim Pawlenty (#16.7)}
  57. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Tom Hanks (#16.85)}
  58. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Zeid Ra'ad (#16.30)}
  59. Discovering 'The Last Airbender' (2010) (V)
  60. It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
  61. The Last Airbender (2010)
  62. The Last Airbender (2010) (VG)
  63. The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear (2010) (TV)
  64. "CollegeHumor Originals" (2006) {Project Striped Shirt (#1.67)}
  65. "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (2003) {(#9.22)}
  66. "King of the Hill" (1997) {When Joseph Met Lori and Made Out with Her in the Janitor's Closet (#13.23)}
  67. "The Daily Show" (1996) {(#15.137)}
  68. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Arianna Huffington (#15.123)}
  69. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Austan Goolsbee (#15.134)}
  70. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Ben Affleck (#15.114)}
  71. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Ben Stiller (#15.41)}
  72. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Chris Wallace (#15.140)}
  73. "The Daily Show" (1996) {David Axelrod (#15.84)}
  74. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Drew Barrymore (#15.109)}
  75. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Ethan Watters (#15.15)}
  76. "The Daily Show" (1996) {George Lucas (#15.2)}
  77. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Indecision 2010: Election Night - Maybe We Can't (#15.139)}
  78. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Jennifer Aniston (#15.106)}
  79. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Jimmy Carter (#15.118)}
  80. "The Daily Show" (1996) {John C. Reilly (#15.72)}
  81. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Jonah Hill (#15.71)}
  82. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Michael Lewis (#15.37)}
  83. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Michael Pollan (#15.1)}
  84. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Newt Gingrich (#15.22)}
  85. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Philip Dray (#15.128)}
  86. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Reza Aslan (#15.45)}
  87. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Rick Perry (#15.142)}
  88. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Ricky Gervais (#15.159)}
  89. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Robert Pattinson (#15.30)}
  90. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Susan Casey (#15.151)}
  91. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Willie Mays (#15.23)}
  92. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Zoe Saldana (#15.56)}
  93. The BackStage Pass (2009) (V)
  94. The Proposal (2009/I)
  95. Today's Special (2009)
  96. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Abderrahim Foukara (#14.9)}
  97. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Bill Russell (#14.84)}
  98. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Bob Woodruff (#14.72)}
  99. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Cliff May (#14.57)}
  100. "The Daily Show" (1996) {David Plouffe (#14.140)}
  101. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Denis Leary (#14.60)}
  102. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Douglas Brinkley (#14.108)}
  103. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Elizabeth Edwards (#14.70)}
  104. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Jack Cafferty (#14.41)}
  105. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Janet Napolitano (#14.131)}
  106. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Jeff Bezos (#14.25)}
  107. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Joe Biden (#14.148)}
  108. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Maziar Bahari (#14.151)}
  109. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Mike Huckabee (#14.156)}
  110. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Rachel Maddow (#14.3)}
  111. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Ron Paul (#14.124)}
  112. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Serena Williams (#14.144)}
  113. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Tim Gunn (#14.114)}
  114. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Tom Ridge (#14.121)}
  115. "The Daily Show" (1996) {William Cohan (#14.48)}
  116. "Global Warming" (2008)
  117. Eavesdrop (2008)
  118. Everything's Going to Be Alright (2008) {{SUSPENDED}}
  119. Ghost Town (2008/I)
  120. Pretty Bird (2008)
  121. The Response (2008)
  122. The Understudy (2008)
  123. "Jericho" (2006) {Jennings & Rall (#2.3)}
  124. "Jericho" (2006) {Termination for Cause (#2.5)}
  125. "The Daily Show" (1996) {(#13.110)}
  126. "The Daily Show" (1996) {(#13.114)}
  127. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Aaron Eckhart (#13.120)}
  128. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Ari Fleischer (#13.131)}
  129. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Barbara Walters (#13.73)}
  130. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Bill Moyers (#13.65)}
  131. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Brian Fagan (#13.36)}
  132. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Brian Williams (#13.111)}
  133. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Brian Williams (#13.98)}
  134. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Colin Firth (#13.55)}
  135. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Denis Leary (#13.150)}
  136. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Evan Bayh (#13.109)}
  137. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Indecision 2008: Election Night - America's Choice (#13.143)}
  138. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Jim Webb (#13.75)}
  139. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Martin Fletcher (#13.30)}
  140. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Matthew Alexander (#13.157)}
  141. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Newt Gingrich (#13.112)}
  142. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Newt Gingrich (#13.57)}
  143. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Ricky Gervais (#13.116)}
  144. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Ron Howard (#13.156)}
  145. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Steve Coll (#13.46)}
  146. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Thomas Friedman (#13.146)}
  147. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Tim Kaine (#13.107)}
  148. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Tom Brokaw (#13.19)}
  149. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Tom Daschle (#13.31)}
  150. Music and Lyrics (2007)
  151. "ER" (1994) {Crisis of Conscience (#13.16)}
  152. "ER" (1994) {Dying Is Easy... (#13.15)}
  153. "Jericho" (2006) {Coalition of the Willing (#1.21)}
  154. "Jericho" (2006) {Winter's End (#1.16)}
  155. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Adam Sandler (#12.92)}
  156. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Alastair Campbell (#12.97)}
  157. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Allan Brandt (#12.79)}
  158. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Ben Affleck (#12.134)}
  159. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Bill Bradley (#12.45)}
  160. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Chris Dodd (#12.33)}
  161. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Chris Matthews (#12.124)}
  162. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Christopher Hitchens (#12.57)}
  163. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Garry Shandling (#12.55)}
  164. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Harry Frankfurt (#12.2)}
  165. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Howard Kurtz (#12.130)}
  166. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Jamie Foxx (#12.121)}
  167. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Jeremy Scahill (#12.52)}
  168. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Jerry Seinfeld (#12.138)}
  169. "The Daily Show" (1996) {John Nagl (#12.111)}
  170. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Lee Gutkind (#12.61)}
  171. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Lewis Gordon Pugh (#12.98)}
  172. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Margaret Spellings (#12.70)}
  173. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Matt Groening (#12.91)}
  174. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Nikolas Kozloff (#12.108)}
  175. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Pierre Rehov (#12.59)}
  176. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Reza Aslan (#12.64)}
  177. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Sig Hansen (#12.50)}
  178. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Steve Carell (#12.81)}
  179. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Tal Ben-Shahar (#12.103)}
  180. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Zbigniew Brzezinski (#12.35)}
  181. Freedomland (2006)
  182. "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000) {Poppin' Tags (#6.20)}
  183. "ER" (1994) {City of Mercy (#13.11)}
  184. "Jericho" (2006) {Crossroads (#1.9)}
  185. "Jericho" (2006) {Rogue River (#1.8)}
  186. "Jericho" (2006) {Vox Populi (#1.11)}
  187. "Sleeper Cell" (2005) {Al-Baqara (#2.1)}
  188. "The Bedford Diaries" (2006) {Abstinence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder (#1.8)}
  189. "The Bedford Diaries" (2006) {I'm Gonna Love College (#1.1)}
  190. "The Bedford Diaries" (2006) {Tell Me No Secrets (#1.3)}
  191. "The Bedford Diaries" (2006) {The Art and Science of Manipulation (#1.4)}
  192. "The Bedford Diaries" (2006) {The Passion of the Beaver (#1.6)}
  193. "The Bedford Diaries" (2006) {The Truth About Sex (#1.2)}
  194. "The Daily Show" (1996) {(#11.137)}
  195. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Craig Glenday (#11.101)}
  196. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Fareed Zakaria (#11.156)}
  197. "The Daily Show" (1996) {James Baker (#11.127)}
  198. "The Daily Show" (1996) {John Mueller (#11.136)}
  199. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Reza Aslan (#11.107)}
  200. "The Sopranos" (1999) {Kaisha (#6.12)}
  201. Sorry, Haters (2005)
  202. The War Within (2005)
  203. "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" (2005) {Baby Boom (#1.5)}
  204. "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" (2005) {Bang & Blame (#1.7)}
  205. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
  206. "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (2001) {Inert Dwarf (#4.9)}
  207. "Tanner on Tanner" (2004) {Alex in Wonderland (#1.3)}
  208. "Tanner on Tanner" (2004) {Boston or Bust (#1.2)}
  209. "Tanner on Tanner" (2004) {Dinner at Elaine's (#1.1)}
  210. "Tanner on Tanner" (2004) {The Awful Truth (#1.4)}
  211. Undermind (2003)
  212. "Ed" (2000) {Goodbye Stuckeyville (#4.7)}
  213. Book of Kings (2002)
  214. The 56th Annual Tony Awards (2002) (TV)
  215. "Oz" (1997) {Good Intentions (#5.7)}
  216. "Oz" (1997) {Variety (#5.6)}
  217. 3 A.M. (2001)
  218. American Chai (2001)
  219. Peroxide Passion (2001)
  220. The Mystic Masseur (2001)
  221. "Sex and the City" (1998) {My Motherboard, My Self (#4.8)}
  222. "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000) {Anonymous (#1.8)}
  223. "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000) {Blood Drops (#1.7)}
  224. "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000) {Pilot (#1.1)}
  225. "Deadline" (2000) {Daniel in the Lion's Den (#1.4)}
  226. "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999) {Honor (#2.2)}
  227. "Welcome to New York" (2000) {Jim Gets an Apartment (#1.3)}
  228. ABCD (1999)
  229. Analyze This (1999)
  230. Gofer (1999)
  231. Personals (1999)
  232. Random Hearts (1999)
  233. The Siege (1998)
  234. "Dellaventura" (1997) {The Human Factor (#1.14)}
  235. "Law & Order" (1990) {Faccia a Faccia (#8.15)}
  236. "Law & Order" (1990) {Showtime (#7.17)}
  237. Eddie (1996)
  238. Jake's Women (1996) (TV)
  239. "Law & Order" (1990) {Slave (#6.19)}
  240. "Nash Bridges" (1996) {Trackdown (#2.5)}
  241. Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
  242. "Law & Order" (1990) {Performance (#5.14)}
  243. "New York Undercover" (1994) {The Smoking Section (#1.15)}
  244. "The Cosby Mysteries" (1994) {Big Brother Is Watching (#1.15)}
  245. No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers (1990)
  246. "Miami Vice" (1984) {Line of Fire (#5.6)}

Written

  1. Today's Special (2009) (play "Sakina's Restaurant") <2,1,1>
  2. Today's Special (2009) (screenplay) <1,1,1>

Movies Produced

  1. Today's Special: New York Indian (2012) (TV) (co-producer)
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