Born and raised in Durban, South Africa, Adhir Kalyan, began his career in stage productions of "Macbeth," "Oliver," "A Christmas Carol" and "The Ground Beneath Her Feet."
In 2005, he made the decision to move to London to further his acting career, which led to memorable characters on multiple BBC series including "Holby City VIII" and "Spooks V." The move also sparked Kalyan's film career with supporting roles in the independent feature films "Out Loud," "The Eastern Bride" and "The Sunflower." Work once again led Kalyan to relocate, this time to the United States where he starred as Raja on the critically acclaimed television series, "Aliens in America." Other television credits include a memorable recurring character on the series "Nip/Tuck."
Recently, Kalyan appeared in the Ivan Reitman comedy "No Strings Attached," with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, and the independent film "High School," with Adrien Brody and Michael Chiklis. His other feature film credits include Jason Reitman's "Up in the Air," "Youth in Revolt" opposite Michael Cera, and "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" with Kevin James. Next up, Kalyan will play a lead in an independent film, executive produced by Dan Dubiecki, titled "Samaritan," opposite Trevor Morgan and Thomas Jane.
Kalyan is an avid sports fan, playing in cricket and soccer leagues in Los Angeles. He hopes to add "first baseman" to his weekend activities before long. He wishes he was more patient and likes girls who speak in Southern accents like those Tennessee Williams' plays. When he grows up, he wants to be a commentator for the UEFA Champions League.
His birthday is Aug. 4.