TV & FILM - [View Reel]

CUFF                                           Neil                          TisLit Productions

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?          Muslim Husband   ABC/"Hostile Hostess"

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?          Mohammad           ABC/"Meet the Parents"

MYSTERIES AT THE CASTLE    Robert Figueroa   Travel Channel

BK                                                Pardiv                     Dir. Jay Julian Cohen

LILY IN THE GRINDER               Nik                         Dir. Michael Morgenstern

A SEPARATION                          Nader                    Columbia MFA Peter Miner course

BLACKTORS                               Rick                        Front Stoop Productions (pilot read)

DEAR BROTHER                        Saleem*                Wable Brothers Film

FOG CITY                                   Baldo                   Seed & Spark Productions (table-read)

YAATRA                                     Anand                Mystic Elephant Films, Dirs. Erica Gould/Dipti Mehta

ANTIGONE 5000                      Darius                  Boy Genius Films, Dir. Yongsoo Park

* Kesav was a NexTV semi-finalist in its 2012 Acting/Directing search for this role 


THERE IS A FIELD (Tour)            Asel Asleh           Donkey Saddle Productions, Dir. Noelle Ghoussaini

EMERALD GIRL                           Rajiv                     Planet Connections, Dir. Joan Kane

IINJA O OONJA                          Omid                    LPAC Reading, Dir. Ari Laura Kreith

BHUTA/KALA                              Yebilla                 NYU Tisch MFA Presentation

TSUNAMI                                    Bassam               PEN World Voices Play Festival 2014

HOW I DIED                                Chetan                Strawberry One-Act Play Festival 2014

SOUNDWAVES                       Vilayat Khan           NY Fringe Festival 2013

RINGMASTER                              Sidd                    2013 FRIGID Theater Fest, Dir. Adam Knight

CHAOS THEORY                        Mukesh                2012 South Asian Theater Fest

YAABA                                        Faruk                   Roy Aria Studios, New York City

JULIUS CAESAR            Murellus & others National Black Theatre, Harlem, Dir. Timothy D. Stickney

KING LEAR                                   Edmund               Waterloo Bridge Playhouse, Brooklyn

BANYAN TREE                            Raj                        Gene Frankel Theater

KHADDISH                                  Hossein                Theater for the New City

LINE                                            Stephen               13th St. Repertory Theater

WAITING FOR GODOT                Vladmir                 Haverford College, PA

SALOME                                      Tigellinus              Haverford College, PA


Conflicts available upon request. Experience includes national and online campaigns as well as industrial.


Upright Citizens Brigade - Improv 201

ABC/SAMMA Audition workshop, Marci Phillips (ABC Casting)

Vocal Training, Marcy Jellison

Betty Buckley's Masters Acting Class T. Schreiber Studio, NYC

B.A. Political Science, 2004 Haverford College, PA

J.D. cum laude, 2008 Brooklyn Law School, NY


Languages:  Hindi (basic conversation), Kannada (South-Indian dialect, fluent), Spanish (proficient),  

 Accents:  Standard American, British (MP/North London), Indian, Arab (various regions), Hispanic (various regions)


 Skills:   Singing (Bari-tenor, Tenor), Stage-Combat (hand-to-hand, some weapon experience), Dance (Bollywood, Latin, Hip Hop/Dancehall), Boxing, Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Football, Running, Painting/Sketching, Pottery. 




Writing Credits



    Cuff, TV pilot

    • Official Selection - New York Television Festival, Independent Pilot Competition (2018)

    Dear Brother, short film adaptation

    • Maison des Scenaristes pitch competition winner at Cannes Film Festival (2018)
    • Official Selection Santa Cruz Film Festival (2012)
    • Official Selection Chicago International Social Change Film Festival (2012)

    Dear Brother, feature screenplay

    • Shortlisted for 2013 Sundance Screenwriters Lab
    • Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival – 2nd Place Screenplay Competition

    For Flow, short-film based on play

    • HBO American Black Film Festival Finalist (2011)
    • Official Selection New York Digital Short Film Festival, Texas Black Film Festival (2011)


    Clothesline, short-play  

    • The Green Roof Fundraiser at Theater for the New City (2009)

    For Flow

    • Staged Reading: ActNow Productions- New Voices in American Theater, Brooklyn, NY (2011)
    • Staged Reading: High Concept Laboratories, Chicago (2011)
    • Produced by 25 to Life Productions, LLC – Theater for the New City, New York, NY (2008)
    • Award: 2005-06 Resident Fellow at Lark Play Development Theater, New York, NY

    Ashoka’s Wheel, Rasaka Theater Company

    • Award: Finalist, Chicago Dramatists Many Voices Project (2005)