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 lead 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. However, once again work 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. Kalyan recently wrapped the Jason Reitman directed feature Up in the Air with George Clooney and can be seen in theatres starring opposite Michael Cera in Youth in Revolt. Other feature film credits include Paul Blart: Mall Cop with Kevin James and Fired Up.
Kalyan is an avid sports fan, playing in cricket and soccer leagues in Los Angeles, and hopes to add first baseman to his weekend activities before long. An admitted cinephile, biographies and books on film are scattered throughout his apartment; and he spends the remainder of his time Googling Jennifer Beals, drinking tea and avoiding David Spade. He wishes he was more patient and likes girls who speak in those Southern accents in those Tennessee Williams’ plays. When he grows up, he wants to be a commentator for the UEFA Champions League.