Navin Chowdhry

Last updated 09 January 2020

Navin Chowdhry
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Navin Chowdhry

Born: Friday 1st January 1971 (age: 52)

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Navin Chowdhry is a British television actor.

He played Indra Ganesh in the 2005 Doctor Who episode Aliens of London.

Navin Chowdhry was born and raised in Bristol, England. In 1994, Chowdhry graduated from Imperial College.

At age 15, he made his acting debut in the 1988 film, Madame Sousatzka with Shabana Azmi and Shirley MacLaine.

His next major role was as I.T. teacher Kurt McKenna in the successful comedy show Teachers from 2001�2003, and is also well known for playing PC Sanjay Singh in Dalziel and Pascoe. Navin also appeared as a possible rapist inJudge John Deed.

Chowdhry appeared in Waking The Dead, Series 3, Episode 3, entitled "Breaking Glass", opposite Trevor Eve and Sue Johnston. In the episode, he portrays the psychologically affected "Rainman". He then starred in the Channel 4 drama series NY-LON as Raph.

On 30 October 2005, he appeared on stage at the Old Vic theatre in London in the one-night play Night Sky alongside Christopher EcclestonBruno LangleyDavid WarnerSaffron Burrows and David Baddiel. In 2006, he appeared in the BBC Three drama series Sinchronicity, playing Mani.

In 2009, he appeared in two episodes of the Channel 4 series Free Agents and featured in Skellig. In 2010, he starred in the BBC television pilot Reunited, playing Danny.

Chowdhry has also produced projects such as the award-winning short film "This Bastard Business" and a short play entitled Mashed.