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Facts About Aasif Mandvi - Comedian and Actor

Published Sun Oct 27 2019 By aisha
Facts About Aasif Mandvi - Comedian and Actor

Aasif Hakim Mandviwala professionally known as Aasif Mandiv is a British-American actor and a comedian who is best known for his role as a correspondent on The Daily Show from 2006 to 2015. 

Mandvi was born on March 5, 1966, in a Dawoodi Bohra Muslim family to Mr. Hakim Mandviwala who was a corner shop owner and to Mrs. Fatima Mandviwala who worked as a nurse. 

Here are 10 facts of Aasif Mandvi;

What's his Net Worth?

Aasif Mandvi has an estimated net worth of $800 thousand dollars from being a actor and comedian. 

Wife - Shaifali Puri

Mandvi married his girlfriend Shaifali Puri, on August 27, 2017, whom he dated for over three years. She is  a humanitarian, an author at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA and The CEO of the Uplift organization.

Body Measurements

As of 2019, Aasif is 53 years old and weighs around 72 kg (160 lbs) while standing tall about 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm).

Guest appearance

Aasif Mandvi has appeared as a guest in two episodes of the first season of the Netflix series names 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' as Montgomery “Uncle Monty”, a herpetologist and distant relative of the Baudelaire children.

Social Work

Mandvi is involved in many charity such as the charity initiative Relief 4 Pakistan, which assists in food relief in Pakistan. In 2010, he organized a comedy event 'Stand Up for Religious Freedom' to raise money for the organization. He is also a supporter of the Endometriosis Foundation of America.

Book - No Land's Man

Aasif Mandvi sitting on a suitcase while holding a pancake in a plate with indian flag on the top of his blue covered book No land's Man
Cover page of Aasif Mandvi book No Land's Man
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Apart form being an actor an comedian, he has written books like Sakina's Restaurant, No Land's Man and No Land's Man (Sneak Preview).

Awards

He has won an Obie Award from his show Sakina's Restaurant which is about an Indian Muslim family who owns a restaurant and another new immigrant arrives from India who arrives in the restaurant to work as a waiter.

He played the lead role of Amir, a Pakistani American lawyer who struggles with his identity and Islam in the drama of Ayad Akhtar. Mandvi was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for his role while the play won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 

In June 2019, Macaulay Honors College honored him with an honorary doctorate for humane letters after giving the opening address that year.

Voice Acting

Aasif has also given his voice to many frictional characters like Mike Patel in King of the hill, Pirate Pharaoh in jake and the neverland pirates, King Raja in Elena of avalor. In the upcoming years, he has already announced his voice acting to Ichiro in Blazing Samurai and to Sahil in Mira, Royal Detective.

Producer

He has produced his own movie named Aasif Mandvi's All-Star Deportation Jamboree(2017), nine episodes of The Brink(2015), four episodes of Halal in the Family(2015), and a movie Today's Special: New York Indian (2012).

Education

Aasif Mandvi was born in Mumbai (then Bombay), Maharashtra in India. When he was one year old his family moved to England, settling in the Yorkshire city of Bradford. At the age of 16, his family again moved to Tampa, Florida in the United States where he got his degree in Theatre while graduating from the University of South Florida.

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