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Roger Narayan is a Hollywood Actor who works Internationally and 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 (now on Netflix) 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 released in 2016.
Roger represented India as a Cultural Ambassador at Asian Trend in China. He won Emerging Top Star of Asia Award as a Film Actor.
Roger’s Feature Film credits include The Man Who Knew Infinity (World Premiere at the prestigious 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), where he worked with Oscar
Winner Matthew Mungle (Dracula).
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 in Singapore, Malaysia. 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 also invited to fly to India where he was a 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
Roger received his classical acting training from the reputed and prestigious 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 India's Harvard, 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 believes Children are the Future of our Planet, and he donates his time to support, promote and host events for Children’s Health and Education charities. Roger is the Brand Ambassador of SevaChild, providing nutritional supplements to undernourished kids in the third world, mainly in India. Roger was featured and interviewed for SevaChild on numerous FM Stations like Radio Mirchi, BigFM. Roger is also on the Advisory Board of Induz, a Children’s Education Non-Profit/NGO that supports several other NGO’s in Chennai, Bombay, Calcutta and Bangalore.
He is regularly invited to be the Master of Ceremonies, Host and Guest of Honor at a variety of mainstream, diaspora and cultural events in the US and India.
Roger splits his time between the US, Europe and India, traveling wherever he is shooting his Films. Roger is fluent in Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Kannada, Sanskrit and learnt Malayalam and Telugu for his films. He also manages a smattering of Spanish, French and German.