Biografia di Utkarsh Ambudkar
Biografia Utkarsh Ambudkar
UTKARSH AMBUDKAR is one of the freshest, smartest and most relevant voices in the business right now. He turned heads at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival with his pivotal, largely improvised scene in the middle of opening night entry Blindspotting, directed by Carlos López Estrada. Ambudkar most recently completed work in New Zealand on Mulan, Niki Caro's live-action adaptation of Disney's 1998 animated feature. Based on a Chinese legend, the film follows the rise of Mulan during the Han Dynasty, when the daughter of a legendary warrior impersonated a man to fight against a Hun invasion. The actor's other film credits include Ride Along 2, with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube (with whom he also co-starred in Barbershop: The Next Cut), and Game Over, Man!, with Adam Devine. A rapper and creative force from a young age, Ambudkar was an original member of The Beatards, a New York-based underground hip-hop group. His musical work eventually helped Ambudkar land the role of Donald, a member of the competitive Treblemakers in Pitch Perfect, opposite Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks and Rebel Wilson. Ambudkar's small-screen work began with the role of Rishi in "The Mindy Project." He also played Raj, a young, charismatic announcer pitted against Hank Azaria's title character in the second season of IFC's "Brockmire." His other TV credits include Showtime's "White Famous," where he regularly stole scenes as a Hollywood agent, and "House of Lies," with Don Cheadle. The actor appeared on TNT's "Legends," had a recurring arc on ABC's "The Muppets" and guest starred on Hulu's anthology series "Dimension 404." In 2016, Ambudkar played Apu's nephew Jay, the first Indian-American actor to lend his voice to "The Simpsons." A year later, in comedian the documentary The Problem With Apu, written by Hari Kondabolu, Ambudkar discussed the cultural ripple effects of one of the few Indian characters on TV. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Ambudkar trained at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. While in New York, he acted in various plays and received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for his work in "Animals Out of Paper," at the Second Stage Theatre. Originating the role of Aaron Burr in the developmental readings of "Hamilton," Ambudkar later reunited with Lin-Manuel Miranda as part of the improvisational rap group Freestyle Love Supreme, which performed at a variety of festivals and venues around the world including an Off Broadway run at the Greenwich House Theater. Ambudkar's debut album "Vanity," featuring Miranda, Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, drops this winter. His brand of raw and melodic hip-hop addresses race, the first-generation immigrant experience, politics and Hollywood.