Anjul Nigam

Anjul Nigam


Anjul Nigam is a 25-year veteran of the entertainment industry.  A graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Nigam was born and initially raised in India before moving to Connecticut as a child.  In addition to starring as one of the leads opposite Jason Lee in “Growing Up Smith,” Nigam is a producer/writer on the film, having spearheaded the project from its screenplay stage and overseeing all creative and business concerns from development, through financing, production, sales and distribution.

Nigam earned his entry in the Screen Actors Guild at the age of 21 by way of a training film for the US Army called “Hostage Crisis and Terrorist Management” where he played a young, naive terrorist bullied by his leaders into capturing military personnel.

His significant feature film roles include Focus Feature’s “Bad Words” in which Nigam stars opposite Jason Bateman who also directed.  Bateman played a 40-year-old man who, while competing against elementary school children in the National Spelling Bee contest, befriends a 10-year-old Indian boy. Nigam played Sriram, the boy’s tough, authoritative father who goes as far as flying in first-class while making his son sit in economy as a way to build character.

In 20th Century Fox’s “The First $20 Million is Always the Hardest,” Nigam starred opposite Rosario Dawson for director Mick Jackson (“LA Story”) in this comedy about four guys designing a $99 computer.  As one of the quartet, Nigam played Salman, a socially inept hacker genius who counts his online contact “FoxyLady33” as one of his girlfriends.

In HBO’s “True Detective, Season Two” Nigam recurred as the confident Coroner opposite Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch.

Nigam is also recognized for his work on the first three seasons of the ABC medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” playing Dr. Raj, a psych resident with an attitude.

Nigam is also known for his ongoing appearances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” where he has been doing a stint now in its sixth year.  In the setup, Jimmy uses Skype to outsource jokes from the Indian Call Center Guys.  Nigam portrays the jovial and charismatic leader of this motley troupe as they provide the talkshow host with what they deem to be top-notch current event jokes.

In the ABC Miniseries “Tom Clancy’s NetForce” Nigam played Uday Shankar, a bad guy tech genius who remotely helps his boss break into the White House and in Showtime’s “Silver Strand” about the training program for Navy Seals, he played Rahman, the best friend to the main character.