Manji is not an unfamiliar face in the entertainment industry. His acting career includes numerous roles in TV shows such as Without a Trace, American Desi and 24. In the critically acclaimed movie Charlie Wilson’s War, Manji played the part of Colonel Mahmood. The film ranked fourth at the box office.
Though it is challenging at times to be an actor of colour in the West, Manji feels fortunate that the door of opportunity for South Asian actors is finally opening.
“It is still a struggle but there are more South Asian actors showing up in sitcoms, dramas and films,” Manji states
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