Ajay Naidu

Ajay Kalahastri Naidu (born 12 February 1972) is an American actor. Naidu was born in Evanston, Illinois and raised in Chicago, the son of Indian immigrants from Chittor District, Andhra Pradesh to the U.S. He attended Evanston Township High School. As an actor, he trained with the American Repertory Theater's Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. His first professional acting job was the film Touch and Go (released in 1986) which he won from an open call, this in turn led to television jobs.He starred in the TV-movie, Lady Blue (1985) as "Paquito". This was followed by an ABC Afterschool Special episode, "No Greater Gift" (1985), where he played "Nick Santana", a 12-year old boy with a terminal illness. He then appeared in an uncredited role as "Ahmed" in the "MacGyver" TV series, during the first season, in episode, "To Be a Man" in 1986. Other film credits when younger include Where the River Runs Black (1986) and Vice Versa (1988). Between 1988 and 1995 he worked extensively in classical theatre. He returned to film acting in SubUrbia (1996), where he was praised for his role as the convenience store owner, "Nazeer Choudhury" and for which he was nominated for an independent spirit award for best supporting actor. On screen, Naidu has appeared in the film Office Space, as well as K-Pax, π, Requiem for a Dream, Bad Santa, The War Within, American Chai, The Guru, Waterborne and Loins of Punjab Presents and many more. He co-starred in the ...

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Scary Movie 3 (2003)

In the third installment of the Scary Movie franchise, news anchorwoman Cindy Campbell has to investigate mysterious crop circles and killing video tapes, and help the President stop an alien invasion in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zucker
CAST:  Pamela Anderson  •  Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg  •  Marny Eng  •  Charlie Sheen

In the third installment of the Scary Movie franchise, news anchorwoman Cindy Campbell has to investigate mysterious crop circles and killing video tapes, and help the President stop an alien invasion in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zucker
CAST:  Pamela Anderson  •  Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg  •  Marny Eng  •  Charlie Sheen

Office Space (1999)

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A depressed white-collar worker tries hypnotherapy, only to find himself in a perpetual state of devil-may-care bliss that prompts him to start living by his own rules, and hatch a hapless attempt to embezzle money from his soul-killing employers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Judge
CAST:  Ron Livingston  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  David Herman  •  Ajay Naidu

A depressed white-collar worker tries hypnotherapy, only to find himself in a perpetual state of devil-may-care bliss that prompts him to start living by his own rules, and hatch a hapless attempt to embezzle money from his soul-killing employers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Judge
CAST:  Ron Livingston  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  David Herman  •  Ajay Naidu

Bad Santa (2003)

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A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Zwigoff
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Tony Cox  •  Brett Kelly  •  Lauren Graham

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Zwigoff
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Tony Cox  •  Brett Kelly  •  Lauren Graham

Hannibal (2001)

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After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make contact with now ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Julianne Moore  •  Gary Oldman  •  Ray Liotta

After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make contact with now ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Julianne Moore  •  Gary Oldman  •  Ray Liotta

K-PAX (2001)

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Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Iain Softley
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Mary McCormack  •  Alfre Woodard

Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Iain Softley
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Mary McCormack  •  Alfre Woodard

Pi (1998)

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A mathematical genius discovers a link between numbers and reality, and thus believes he can predict the future.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Sean Gullette  •  Mark Margolis  •  Ben Shenkman  •  Stephen Pearlman

A mathematical genius discovers a link between numbers and reality, and thus believes he can predict the future.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Sean Gullette  •  Mark Margolis  •  Ben Shenkman  •  Stephen Pearlman

Requiem for a Dream (2000)

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The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island residents are shattered when their addictions run deep.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Ellen Burstyn  •  Jared Leto  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Marlon Wayans

The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island residents are shattered when their addictions run deep.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Ellen Burstyn  •  Jared Leto  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Marlon Wayans

SubUrbia (1997)

A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Jayce Bartok  •  Amie Carey  •  Nicky Katt  •  Ajay Naidu

A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Jayce Bartok  •  Amie Carey  •  Nicky Katt  •  Ajay Naidu

The Accidental Husband (2008)

Emma, a radio host, is about to be married to Richard, her perfect match. But right before her wedding, she learns she's already married to Patrick, a charming but irresponsible fireman. Furthermore, Patrick has a secret: he has arranged this little trick because ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Griffin Dunne
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Uma Thurman  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  Sam Shepard

Emma, a radio host, is about to be married to Richard, her perfect match. But right before her wedding, she learns she's already married to Patrick, a charming but irresponsible fireman. Furthermore, Patrick has a secret: he has arranged this little trick because ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Griffin Dunne
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Uma Thurman  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  Sam Shepard

The War Within (2005)

A Pakistani involved in a planned attack in New York City experiences a crisis of conscience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Castelo
CAST:  Ayad Akhtar  •  Firdous Bamji  •  Nandana Sen  •  Sarita Choudhury

A Pakistani involved in a planned attack in New York City experiences a crisis of conscience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Castelo
CAST:  Ayad Akhtar  •  Firdous Bamji  •  Nandana Sen  •  Sarita Choudhury

The Honeymooners (2005)

Working class New York bus driver Ralph Kramden is always coming up with get-rich-quick schemes for him and his best friend, Ed Norton, who's always around to help him get in (and out of) trouble.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Schultz
CAST:  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Mike Epps  •  Gabrielle Union  •  Regina Hall

Working class New York bus driver Ralph Kramden is always coming up with get-rich-quick schemes for him and his best friend, Ed Norton, who's always around to help him get in (and out of) trouble.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Schultz
CAST:  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Mike Epps  •  Gabrielle Union  •  Regina Hall

Once We Were Strangers (1997)

Antonio is a seductive, charismatic Sicilian living illegally in New York. He wanders from job to job, lives as a squatter and enjoys a carefree romantic tryst with a wealthy art dealer. When he falls in love with Ellen, a strong-willed radio talk-show host who is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emanuele Crialese
CAST:  Vincenzo Amato  •  Jessica Whitney Gould  •  Anjalee Deshpande  •  Ajay Naidu

Antonio is a seductive, charismatic Sicilian living illegally in New York. He wanders from job to job, lives as a squatter and enjoys a carefree romantic tryst with a wealthy art dealer. When he falls in love with Ellen, a strong-willed radio talk-show host who is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emanuele Crialese
CAST:  Vincenzo Amato  •  Jessica Whitney Gould  •  Anjalee Deshpande  •  Ajay Naidu

212 (2005)

Living in matchbox apartments and working mundane jobs in New York City, three sets of urbanites struggle to connect with each other and find love in the digital age.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Ng
CAST:  Brian Gant  •  Ajay Naidu  •  Catherine Zambri  •  Priscilla Garita

Living in matchbox apartments and working mundane jobs in New York City, three sets of urbanites struggle to connect with each other and find love in the digital age.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Ng
CAST:  Brian Gant  •  Ajay Naidu  •  Catherine Zambri  •  Priscilla Garita

Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy? (2005)

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang become involved in a supernatural mystery in Egypt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Sichta
CAST:  Frank Welker  •  Casey Kasem  •  Mindy Cohn  •  Grey DeLisle

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang become involved in a supernatural mystery in Egypt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Sichta
CAST:  Frank Welker  •  Casey Kasem  •  Mindy Cohn  •  Grey DeLisle

3 Days of Normal (2012)

3 Days of Normal follows the story of straight-laced deputy Bill Morgan who is quite content literally living within the quaint boundaries of Washington, New Hampshire. Bill’s stable and rather uneventful life is thrown for a loop when he finds and arrests a woman, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ishai Setton
CAST:  Mircea Monroe  •  Jace Mclean  •  Richard Riehle  •  Ajay Naidu

3 Days of Normal follows the story of straight-laced deputy Bill Morgan who is quite content literally living within the quaint boundaries of Washington, New Hampshire. Bill’s stable and rather uneventful life is thrown for a loop when he finds and arrests a woman, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ishai Setton
CAST:  Mircea Monroe  •  Jace Mclean  •  Richard Riehle  •  Ajay Naidu

Justice (2003)

A comic strip writer in NYC, still grieving over the death of a friend in 9/11, gets his publisher to agree to a limited run of "Justice", a comic book about an ordinary person who is a hero.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Evan Oppenheimer
CAST:  Erik Palladino  •  Michael Jai White  •  Daphne Rubin-Vega  •  Ajay Naidu

A comic strip writer in NYC, still grieving over the death of a friend in 9/11, gets his publisher to agree to a limited run of "Justice", a comic book about an ordinary person who is a hero.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Evan Oppenheimer
CAST:  Erik Palladino  •  Michael Jai White  •  Daphne Rubin-Vega  •  Ajay Naidu

Falling Up (2009)

A nursing student forced to quit school for family reasons winds up taking a job as a doorman in an elite apartment building in New York City, where he sparks to one of his residents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David M. Rosenthal
CAST:  Joseph Cross  •  Sarah Roemer  •  Snoop Dogg  •  Rachael Leigh Cook

A nursing student forced to quit school for family reasons winds up taking a job as a doorman in an elite apartment building in New York City, where he sparks to one of his residents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David M. Rosenthal
CAST:  Joseph Cross  •  Sarah Roemer  •  Snoop Dogg  •  Rachael Leigh Cook

Where the River Runs Black (1986)

An orphaned boy who was raised in the Amazon jungle is brought back to civilization by a priest who knows his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Cain
CAST:  Charles Durning  •  Alessandro Rabelo  •  Ajay Naidu  •  Divana Brandão

An orphaned boy who was raised in the Amazon jungle is brought back to civilization by a priest who knows his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Cain
CAST:  Charles Durning  •  Alessandro Rabelo  •  Ajay Naidu  •  Divana Brandão

Today's Special (2009)

Young Manhattan chef Samir rediscovers his heritage and passion for life through the enchanting art of cooking Indian food.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Kaplan
CAST:  Aarti Mann  •  Dean Winters  •  Kevin Corrigan  •  Jess Weixler

Young Manhattan chef Samir rediscovers his heritage and passion for life through the enchanting art of cooking Indian food.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Kaplan
CAST:  Aarti Mann  •  Dean Winters  •  Kevin Corrigan  •  Jess Weixler

You Are Here* (2000)

A twentysomething office drone struggles between freedom and responsibility in this independent comedy-drama. Sanjay is a man in his mid-'20s who has come to the conclusion his life is stuck in neutral. Sanjay hates his job and doesn't think it has any real future ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Winner
CAST:  Ajay Naidu  •  Larry Fessenden  •  Heather Burns  •  Caroline Hall

A twentysomething office drone struggles between freedom and responsibility in this independent comedy-drama. Sanjay is a man in his mid-'20s who has come to the conclusion his life is stuck in neutral. Sanjay hates his job and doesn't think it has any real future ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Winner
CAST:  Ajay Naidu  •  Larry Fessenden  •  Heather Burns  •  Caroline Hall
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