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Best South Asian Actor Rizwan Manji Outsourced and Schitts Creek

Episode 08: Outsourced’s Rizwan Manji – Persistence Pays Off

Who is Rizwan Manji?

Rizwan Manji is best known for playing Rajiv, the hysterically officious, scheming assistant manager of a call center in the NBC comedy OUTSOURCED.  Part of the network’s prestigious Thursday night comedy lineup, this groundbreaking TV show was the first American sitcom to be based in India and feature a predominantly Indian cast.

Rizwan has also appeared on many popular TV shows including GLEE, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, ANOTHER PERIOD, WITHOUT A TRACE, 24, NCIS, BONES, PRIVIL EGED, and BETTER OFF TED. Other memorable credits include THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, THE DICTATOR, TRANSFORMERS, and the critically acclaimed film PATERSON.

Currently, Rizwan can be seen on the Pop TV sitcom SCHITT’S CREEK, SyFy’s THE MAGICIANS, USA’s MR. ROBOT and ROB RIGGLE’S SKI MASTER ACADEMY.

Key Questions answered by Rizwan Manji:

  • How Rizwan got cast in the hit NBC show Outsourced!
  • Dealing with stereotypical roles
  • Rizwan’s advice for creatives on their journey
  • What success means to Rizwan

Rizwan Manji Discusses:

  • Rizwan’s immigrant parents’ reaction to his desire to act
  • How Rizwan’s acting career began
  • Moving from NYC to LA
  • American Desi being picked up by the New York Times
  • The audition process for pilot TV shows
  • Dealing with body images/appearances especially in front of a camera
  • Persistency!

Memorable Quotes:

  • Don’t be complacent about it
  • No one is going to be as motivated and as interested in your career as you are
  • You need to be proactive

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