Naveen William Sidney Andrews was born on the 17th January 1969, in Lambeth, London, England, and is an actor best known to the world for portraying Sayid Jarrah in the TV series “Lost” (2004-2010), and as Hasnat Khan in the film “Diana” (2013), among many other roles.
Have you ever wondered how rich Naveen Andrews is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Andrews’ net worth is as high as $10 million, earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry, during which he earned a Golden Globe Award- nomination for his role on the TV series “Lost”, in category Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television, and also won the SAG Award for the same TV series.
Naveen Andrews Net Worth $10 Million
Naveen is of Indian ancestry, since his parents belong to the Malayali Nasrani people from Kerala, India. He grew up in Wandsworth, London and attended Emanuel School. While there, he started a relationship with his 30 years old teacher Geraldine Feakins, and soon enough started living with her. The two became parents of a son seven years later. Because of this, his parents shunned him from the family and didn’t reconcile with him until their death.
After high school he auditioned for drama school and became a student of London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, taking classes with Ewan McGregor and David Thewlis. His debut came in 1991 with a role in the film “London Kills Me” (1991), starring Justin Chadwick, Steven Mackintosh and Fiona Shaw. Just a year later he was selected for the lead role in the film “Wild West, and the following year starred in the TV mini-series “The Buddha of Suburbia”. In 1996 he had the lead role in the film “Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love” (1996), while also being selected for the role of Kip in Anthony Minghella’s multiple Academy Award- winning war drama “The English Patient”, starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche and Willem Dafoe. Before the ‘90s ended, Naveen starred in several more films, including the “True Love and Chaos” (1997), “My Own Country” (1998), and Bombay Boys” (1998), among others, all of which certainly increased his net worth.
Naveen started the new milenium with a role in the fantasy drama “A Question of Faith” (2000), and then in 2002 portrayed Sanjay in the sci-fi film “Rollerboy”. In 2004 he was selected for the role of Sayid Jarrah in the Golden Globe Award-winning TV series “Lost”, starring Josh Holloway, Jorge Garcia, Terry O’Quinn and Matthew Fox. Two years later he featured in the crime drama “Provoked: A True Story”, starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Miranda Richardson, and then in 2007 had one of the lead roles in the thriller “The Brave One”, next to Jodie Foster and Terrence Howard. In 2012 he portrayed Lord Akbari in the TV series “Sinbad”, and from 2013 until 2014 played Jafar in the TV series “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” (2013-2014). Most recently, he played Jonas Maliki in the TV series “Sense8” (2015-2016), which also increased his net worth.
Regarding his personal life, Naveen has had such an interesting time; apart from having a son with his teacher, he also has a son with Czech-French actress Elena Eustache with whom he was in a relationship from 2005 until 2010. Also, he was in a relationship with Barbara Hershey from 1998 until 2005.
Furthermore, Naveen also had trouble with drug and alcohol addiction in the mid- ‘90s, but has overcame those problems since then.
On first reading the script for 'Lost': "When I first got the premise, it was limited at best and dreadful at worst. People crashing on an island - how many possible permutations can you get out of that?" (Esquire, July 2007)
"A slice of hot, buttered toast is the perfect meal. It's not too much and not too little, and it gives you just the right buzz." (Esquire, July 2007)
"Older women know who they are, and that makes them more beautiful than younger ones. I like to see a face with some character. I want to see lines. I want to see wrinkles." (Esquire, July 2007)
I think we all had that as a concern. That monster there is like a producer's dream, isn't it? Any one of us could get bumped off at any time and we're all aware of it. It keeps you on your toes." - on the potential short life-span of characters on "Lost
It is not easy to get parts in mainstream films for most people of color. Hollywood and British writers are not writing parts for us, or the directors are not interested in casting us in parts that are color-blind.
The older I get, the more I'm prepared to do things for the money" - a reference to stereotypes of minorities in the movies