Aasif Hakim Mandviwala was born on the 5th March 1966, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, and is an Indian-American actor, director and producer, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Dr. Leever in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2000-2006), playing Aasif Qu’osby in the web series “Halal In The Family” (2015), and as Rafiq Massoud in “The Brink” (2015). He is also known as a correspondent on “The Daily Show”. His career has been active since 1995.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Aasif Mandvi is, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Aasif net worth is over $800,000, accumulated through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry. Another source is coming from the sale of his book “No Land’s Man” (2014).
Aasif Mandvi Net Worth $800,000
Aasif Mandvi hails from a Dawoodi Bohra Muslim family, the son of Hakim, who was the owner of a corner shop, and Fatima, who worked as a nurse. When he was a baby, the family moved to Bradford, England, where he spent one part of his childhood, attending the independent Woodhouse Grove School. At the age of 16, the family relocated to Tampa, Florida, USA, where he enrolled at the University of South Florida, from which he graduated with a BA degree in Theater.
Right after graduating, Aasif started to pursue his career in the entertainment industry, performing at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disney-MGM Studios. Afterwards, he moved to New York City and began appearing in off-Broadway productions. Subsequently, his career on television began, when he guest-starred in an episode of “Miami Vice” (1988), while his career on the big screen began in 1995, when he made his debut appearance in the role of an Arab cabbie in the film entitled “Die Hard With A Vengeance”, starring alongside Bruce Willis. In the same year, he began guest-starring in the TV series “Law & Order”, which lasted until 1998. By the end of the decade, Aasif had also starred in the role of Khalil Saleh in “The Siege” (1998), and played Dr. Shulman in “Analyze This” (1999) alongside Robert DeNiro, among others. In 2000, he was chosen to portray Dr. Leever in the TV series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” through 2006 – all of these roles added a considerable amount to his net worth.
In the new millennium, Aasif continued to line up succeses, as he appeared in the role of Ganesh in the 2001 film “The Mystic Masseur” directed by Ismail Merchant, played Dr. Tariq Faraj in the TV series “Oz” (2002), and Roger in the film entitled “Undermind” (2003). In the following year, he was cast as Mr. Aziz in the film “Spider-Man 2”, and was selected to play Salim Barik in the TV series “Tanner On Tanner”. When the filming of “CSI” was ended, Aasif was chosen to portray Kamil Sharif in another TV series entitled “The Bedford Diaries” (2006), and won the role of Dr. Kenchy Dhuwalia in the TV series “Jericho” (2006-2008). During the same year, he was hired on TV for “The Daily Show”, achieving enormous success and becoming a regular correspondent in the next year. He also appeared in such film titles as “Music And Lyrics” (2007) alongside Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore, “Ghost Town” (2008), and “The Last Airbender” (2010), all of which increased his net worth by a large margin.
His first role in the 2010s was in the film “Margin Call” (2011), which was followed by a role in the 2012 film “The Dictator”, directed by Larry Charles. To speak further about Aasif’s career, in 2015 he began to appear as Aasif Qu’osby in the web series “Halal In The Family” and later that year as Rafiq Massoud in the TV series “The Brink”, for which he was also producer and director. Most recently, Aasif was cast in the TV show “A Series Of Unfortunate Events” in 2017, so his net worth is certainly still rising.
Regarding Aasif Mandvi’s personal life, there are only rumours of a ‘secret’ relationship, but that’s it. In his spare time, he collaborates with a number of charitable organizations, including Relief 4 Pakistan, the Endometriosis Foundation of America, etc.
When I was 11 my friend's mom made a peanut butter sandwich. I ate the sandwich and was like, 'I'm never eating anything else again.' And I still eat peanut butter every day. I would put peanut butter on a steak.
Traditional television as we have known it will make love to the Internet and have a child. That child will be the future. It's already happening, and it's hot!
I never consciously got into comedy. It was sort of one of those things where I was a theater student, I was acting, I was doing comedy, I was doing dramatic stuff, so it's been something that I've always done and enjoyed doing and had an instinct to be relatively good at.
In America, people think being South Asian is still kind of exotic. When you go outside New York and Chicago and L.A., there are people who have never tried Indian food... they've never even tasted it!
An artist's job is simply to take the mirror in front of your face and hold it there. It's not to give you any answers. It is simply to take that mirror and point it at you.
When you're brown and Indian, you get offered a lot of doctor roles.
The artist never really has any control over the impact of his work. If he starts thinking about the impact of his work, then he becomes a lesser artist.
I'm not really a food connoisseur.
I've always said I'm the worst representative of Muslim-Americans that's ever existed, because I've been inside more bars than mosques.
If you don't acknowledge differences, it's as bad as stereotyping or reducing someone.
In Britain, you never get away from the fact that you're a foreigner. In the U.S., the view is it doesn't matter where you come from.
The experience of being on a show that is very much in the center of popular culture is exciting. You really feel like you're reaching people.
I was born in India - but never really lived there.
I'm Muslim the way many of my Jewish friends are Jewish: I avoid pork, and I take the big holidays off.
People lament that there's no roles being written for South Asian or Muslim characters. But their parents don't want their children to go into the entertainment field. You don't get it both ways.
The great joy of doing 'The Daily Show' for me is that I get to sit on the fence between cultures. I am commenting on the absurdity of both sides as an outsider and insider. Sometimes I'm playing the brown guy, and sometimes I'm not, but the best stuff I do always goes back to being a brown kid in a white world.
I think Islam has been hijacked by the idea that all Muslims are terrorists; that Islam is about hate, about war, about jihad - I think that hijacks the spirituality and beauty that exists within Islam. I believe in allowing Islam to be seen in context and in its entirety and being judged on what it really is, not what you think it is.