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Aasif Mandvi (born March 5, 1966 in Mumbai, India) is an Indian American actor. He began appearing as an occasional correspondent on The Daily Show on August 9, 2006. In March 2007, he was promoted to a regular correspondent. March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (65th in leap years). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... This article or section should be merged with Mumbai (Bombay) This article is about the city formerly known as Bombay. ... For an article on American Indians see Native Americans. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... It has been suggested that List of awards won by The Daily Show be merged into this article or section. ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... A journalist is a person who practices journalism. ...


Mandvi played the title role in Merchant Ivory Productions' film The Mystic Masseur and is also the recipient of an Obie Award for his critically acclaimed one-man show Sakina's Restaurant. He also had a major supporting role in the independent film American Chai, playing the lead character's roommate, "Engineering Sam". He had a memorable role as Mr. Aziz of "Joe's Pizza" in Spider-Man 2. James Ivory (left) and Ismail Merchant (right) in New York City in 1974. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Obie Awards, short for Off-Broadway Theater Awards, are annual awards bestowed by the newspaper The Village Voice on theater artists performing in New York City. ... American Chai is a 1992 film written and directed by Indian American director Anurag Mehta. ... Spider-Man 2 is a 2004 superhero film developed by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Michael Chabon, written by Alvin Sargent, and directed by Sam Raimi. ...


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 at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and The Brooklyn Academy of Music. He recently portrayed the German chemist 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. Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... Oklahoma! (1943) was the first musical play written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II (see Rodgers and Hammerstein). ... Sir Trevor King (born 14 January 1940) is a loser and film director. ... Tony Kushner (born July 16, 1956) is an award-winning American playwright most famous for his play Angels in America, for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. ... Steppenwolf Theatre Company is a Tony Award-winning Chicago theatre company founded in 1974 by Gary Sinise, Terry Kinney and Jeff Perry in the basement of a church in Highland Park, Illinois. ... Fritz Haber in 1918. ... Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions. ... Melchior can refer to One of the Three Wise Men Malchior, a villain in the Teen Titans animated series. ... On the Razzle is Tom Stoppards take on a Viennese play by Johann Nestroy, called Einen Jux will er sich machen (roughly, He Will Have His Way). ... Tom Stoppard in a 1985 documentary for the film Brazil Sir Tom Stoppard, OM, CBE (born Tomáš Straussler on July 3, 1937) is an Academy Award winning British playwright. ...


He has been in numerous television shows; ER, The Sopranos, Sex and the City, CSI, Oz, The Bedford Diaries, Jericho, Sleeper Cell and various editions of Law & Order, including Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Trial by Jury. ER is a long-running, award winning American serial medical drama created by novelist Michael Crichton and set primarily in the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. ... This article is about the TV series. ... Sex and the City is a popular American cable television program. ... CSI may stand for: Crime Scene Investigation, a term for forensics CSI: Crime Scene Investigation , a popular television show about forensic scientists CSI: Miami, a spin-off show of the above CSI: NY, another spin-off of the above CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (computer game), a spin-off game CSI... Oz is the first one-hour dramatic television series to be produced by HBO. The show, which aired for six seasons (1997-2003), was created by Tom Fontana and produced by Barry Levinson. ... The Bedford Diaries is a American television series that began its first season on The WB network on March 29, 2006. ... Jericho is a serial drama produced by CBS Paramount Network Television, with executive producers Jon Turteltaub, Stephen Chbosky and Carol Barbee. ... Sleeper Cell is a one-hour drama on the Showtime network that began airing on December 4, 2005. ... Law & Order is an American television police procedural and legal drama set in New York City. ... Law & Order: Criminal Intent is a United States crime drama television series that began in 2001. ... Law and Order: Trial by Jury is the third spinoff of Law & Order; it focuses on the court room process, as opposed to particular topics of crime. ...


Mandvi has recently appeared in Dominos Pizza commercials, recalling his role in Spider-Man 2. Dominos Pizza NYSE: DPZ is an international pizza delivery franchise and fast-food restaurant chain headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. ...


On March 12, 2007, a press release on the Comedy Central website announced that Aasif Mandvi would be joining The Daily Show as a full time correspondent. [1]


Mandvi was the reader for the books on audio editions of Salman Rushdie's Shalimar the Clown (2005) and V. S. Naipaul's Magic Seeds (2004). This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Shalimar the Clown cover Shalimar the Clown is a 2005 novel written by Salman Rushdie, an author perhaps most famous for his earlier work, The Satanic Verses. ... V.S.Naipauls 2005 book Literary Occasions Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, T.C. (born August 17, 1932, in Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago), better known as V. S. Naipaul, is a Trinidadian-born British novelist of Hindu Bhumihar Brahmin heritage from Gorakhpur in Eastern U.P. and Indo-Trinidadian ethnicity. ...


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