There was a time when the sun did not set on the British Empire, now is a time for India to shine. As a people, Indians have made a name for themselves in the fields of science, art, technology and much more.
Now at its prime, India’s Hindi language film industry, Bollywood is multiplying day by day.
With Bollywood thriving by leaps and bounds, Hollywood has help from a number of South Asian actors to keep its ground. Here is a look at a number of Hollywood actors of South Asian descent.
Aasif Hakim Mandiviwala, popularly known as Aasif Mandvi is an Indo-American comedian who is now a correspondent on The Daily Show.
Born and raised in South Africa to a South Indian family, Adhir Kalyan is best known for his contribution to the CBS 2 sitcom Rules of Engagement.
Delhiite Ajay Mehta has appeared on a number of television shows including The Mentalist, Nip Tuck, Modern Family and Royal Pains.
London based Indian actress Archana (Archie) Panjabi has appeared in a number of movies such as Bend IT Like Beckham and A Mighty Heart.
Comedian Aziz Ansari has been a part of the stand-up comedy industry for nearly a decade. He was last seen as the voice for Mub in the animated movie Epic.