Naveen Andrews - Biography

Last Modified: Mar 15, 2022

Naveen Andrews
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Lost (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $10 million

Personal Details

Born on : January 17, 1969 (age 55)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Naveen Andrews
Birth Place: Lambeth, Greater London, England
Horoscope: Capricorn
Father's Name: Stanley Andrews
Mother's Name: Nirmala Andrews
Siblings: 1

Sunil Andrews (younger brother)

High School: Emanuel School
University: Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Ethnicity: Indian
Nationality: British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Children: 2

Jaisal (son)
Joshua (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.75 meter (5 feet 9 inch)
Weight: 75 kg (165.35 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Naveen Andrews?

Naveen Andrews is an actor by profession and British, American by nationality. He is known for starring in the TV series Lost, The Dropout, and films Mighty Joe Young, Diana, The Brave One.

Yunjin Kim, Daniel Dae Kim, Naveen Andrews, Evangeline Lilly (Image: Pinterest)

Naveen Andrews – Age, Parents, Siblings

Naveen Andrews was born on 17 January 1969 in Lambeth, Greater London, England as Naveen William Sidney Andrews. His father Stanley Andrews was a Malayali Nasrani immigrant who first worked as a businessman and later at a railway station. 

His mother Nirmala Andrews was from Kerala, India who had a degree in psychology but had to work at a Post Office as she had immigrated to the UK in the 1960s. Although his parents raised him alongside his younger brother Sunil Andrews, the family was not close mostly due to the cultural and generation gap between them.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Naveen Andrews attended Emanuel School where he was bullied because of his background. He later went to Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His ethnicity is Malayali Indian.

Naveen Andrews – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Naveen Andrews began dating his mathematics teacher Geraldine Feakins when he as 16 years old and she was 30 years old. Feakins was married to a man named Norman when their affair began. They were in a romantic relationship from 1985 to 1991 and welcomed son Jaisal in 1992. He and his girlfriend never married and this relationship caused him to be shunned by his family. He and his parents, who passed away in the 1990s never reconciled.

In 1998, he started dating American actress Barbara Hershey but separated briefly in 2005. During that time, he and Czech-French actress Elena Eustache conceived a child- their son Joshua was born in 2006. Although Andrews and Hershey reconciled, they separated for the final time in 2010.

After a long custody battle with Eustache, he was granted sole legal and physical custody of their son on 7 January 2009.

Naveen Andrews with son Jaisal in Feb 2022 (Image: Getty Images)

Naveen Andrews – Career

Early Days

Andrews began his career in the early 1990s. His debut screen role was in the film London Kills Me (1991) and was followed by appearances in the film Wild West (1992), TV movies Double Vision (1992), The Peacock Spring (1996), and TV Mini-Series (1993) as Karim Amir. His breakthrough came in the year 1996 films Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love and The English Patient. His role as Raj Singh in Kama Sutra gained him attention among the Indian population while his role in The English Patient as Kip opened him a pathway to new as well as diverse film roles.

Films, Series

Over the years, Naveen Andrews has starred in the films Bombay Boys (1998), Drowning on Dry Land (1999), Bride & Prejudice (2004), Planet Terror (2007), Diana (2013), etc. He is also famed for appearing in the episodes of the TV series The Beast (2001), Lost (2004-2010) as Sayid Jarrah, The Ten Commandments (2006), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2010), Sinbad (2012), Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013-2014), Sense8 (2015-2018), Instinct (2018-2019), The Dropout (2022), among others.


On the set of The Dropout, Naveen Andrews has worked alongside Nicky Endres, Elizabeth Marvel, Dylan Minnette, Michael Ironside, Ebon Moss-Bachrach.

Amanda Seyfriend, Naveen Andrews in The Dropout (Image: Entertainment Weekly)

Naveen Andrews – Awards, Nominations

For his work in Lost, Andrews has been nominated for Golden Globe Award (2006), Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actor (2007, 2008, 2010), Primetime Emmy Award, and won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

He has also been nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his work in the 1996 film The English Patient.

Naveen Andrews – Net Worth, Salary

According to online archives, the net worth of Andrews is around $10 million while the figure on his annual income is not clear.

Naveen Andrews – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

The presence of Andrews on social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook is wanting. There are numerous fan accounts set up in his name.

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