Hollywood & Indian Film Actor
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Roger Narayan is a Hollywood Actor who also works in Indian Films (Hindi, Tamizh, Kannada).
Roger is regularly seen on American TV Shows and Films, working in a broad range of genres and mediums. Roger’s Hindi-English-Spanish Feature Film Hola Venky!, has garnered a cult fan base and had a fabulously successful 6-week Theatrical Run in the US. It has had over a 100 Screenings in numerous cities in India, the US and Singapore. 417 Miles, a Mumblecore Feature directed by former Prakash Jha Assistant Mainak Dhar was nominated for Best Feature Film at the Long Beach Indie Film Festival and is at the prestigious MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. He was the Male Lead in the Superhit Blockbuster Kannada Feature Film U-Turn directed by Pawan Kumar of Lucia fame. Roger has voiced the role of Kaalinga in Punyakoti, alongside Veteran Actress Revathy and other Film Stars (still under wraps). It is the first Animated Sanskrit Feature Film and was successfully funded through WishBerry with Music by Maestro Illaiyaraja. Roger’s Feature with Sundance Alum, the Polish Brothers (Twin Falls Idaho, For Lovers Only) HotBot is due for Release in 2016.
Roger represented India as a Cultural Ambassador at Asian Trend in China. He was nominated as Emerging Top Star of Asia Award as a Film Actor. Roger’s Feature Film credits include The Man Who Knew Infinity (World Premiere Toronto Film Festival 2015, Zurich Film Festival, IFFI Goa 2015 Opening Film), Clay (Cannes Film Festival), Happy Feet 2, The Test, Points of Origin, Flawless, Quest of Alchemy, Caught on Tape (with rapper Sticky Fingaz), A-List, and Touchwood. Roger has also voiced for Eat Pray Love, Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol. Roger most recently shot for HBO’s The Leftovers opposite Carrie Coon and was seen as a Top of Show Guest Star on NCIS:Los Angeles opposite Chris O’Donnell and LLCoolJ. He was seen in Guest Starring roles on Weeds (SHOWTIME) opposite Kevin Nealon and in Castle (ABC) opposite Stana Katic (James Bond: Quantum of Solace). He has worked opposite Betty White (7 time Emmy Winner, 4 time Golden Globe nominee) in The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS) and opposite Neil Patrick Harris in How I Met your Mother (CBS). He was also seen in Recurring roles on the new Nickelodeon show Victorious and The Young & the Restless (CBS). His Jerry Bruckheimer Pilot Miami Trauma (CBS) directed by Kenneth Fink (CSI) was picked up and aired as Miami Medical (CBS).
His other extensive Credits include House MD (FOX), Better off Ted (ABC), Outsourced (NBC), the Jay Leno Show (NBC), American Bodyshop (Comedy Central), iCarly (Nickelodeon), Mystery ER (Discovery) and he has worked on several Pilots with Emmy Winning Producers of Amazing Race and Comedy Central. Web Series Credits include Kevin Sullitt (with Phil LaMarr and Jordan Black) and Keeping up with the Guptas. The History of Hindu India a Documentary Series that Roger Narrated and Produced has had over 1 Million hits on YouTube and is being used as an educational resource in schools in California and all over the world. Guru Chronicles an Audiobook that Roger narrated has been received internationally with great acclaim.
Roger has been the face of several International and National Commercial Campaigns for McDonalds, Dell, HP Dreamworks, Microsoft, Blue Cross, DirecTV, Amway, Las Vegas, Cisco, Polycom, Comcast, Discovery Travel and Jack in the Box and is a face for the Microsoft Cloud Technology Campaign in India He is also a face of the new Dell International Campaign. He has performed several Voices for Video Games like Age of Empires and 24. He has performed regularly for KSCO Radio in Santa Cruz, and Improv all over Los Angeles with the group Consenting Adults. He won the title Mr.India California and was invited to fly to India where he was a Regional Finalist in the Bollywood Starsearch Grasim Mr.India. He has modeled for top International Designers including Reebok, Steve Madden, Paul Mitchell, at San Francisco Fashion Week and for Bollywood Designers Satya Paul and Rohit Bal.
Roger received his classical acting training from the reputed American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T), the American Film Institute (AFI) SAG Conservatory, The Groundlings, Footsbarn Theater Company (France), San Jose Repertory Theater and Ranga Shankara (India). In addition, he holds advanced Engineering Degrees from BITS Pilani and the University of Maryland at College Park. Roger is an avid Aircraft Pilot and enjoys flying Single Engine aircraft, his favorite being the Cessna 172. He is also an avid Motorbiker and loves riding Suzuki GSX-R's, Royal Enfields and Harleys. Roger is trained as a Martial Artist in Tae Kwon Do and Muay Thai with Grand Master Ernie Reyes Sr. (of Red Sonja, Surf Ninjas fame).
Roger donates his time to support, promote and host events for Children’s and Education charities and is on the Advisory Board of Induz, a Children’s Education Non-Profit/NGO and supports several other NGO’s in Chennai, Bombay, Calcutta and Bangalore. He is regularly invited to be the Master of Ceremonies and Host at a variety of mainstream, diaspora and cultural events in the US. Roger splits his time between the US and India. Roger is fluent in Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Kannada and Sanskrit.