“Bandhu has tremendous charisma. The audience wants to watch him, wants to see what he will do next.”
— John Orr, Mercury News
“Bandhu gives us an extraordinarily believable and complex portrayal.”
— Bob Rendell, TalkinBroadway.com
is an award-winning actor who has appeared in the Oscar-nominated films Michael Clayton, Burn After Reading, Frozen River and Can You Ever Forgive Me? He is currently shooting the thriller, Relay, opposite Riz Ahmed. He has guest starred on TV shows including FBI, Madam Secretary, Gotham, NCIS: New Orleans, Orange is the New Black and recurs on Blue Bloods.
In theatre, Bandhu has worked on Broadway (opposite Cynthia Nixon in the Tony-nominated revival of Wit), Off Broadway (The Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Primary Stages), and at many of the best regional theaters across the country. He has collaborated on world and regional premieres with theatre luminaries including AR Gurney, David Henry Hwang, Theresa Rebeck, Chay Yew, Emily Mann and David Cromer.
Bandhu is also a passionate advocate and the recipient of an Obie Award and Tony Honor as a co-founder of the Asian American Performers Action Coalition (AAPAC) in recognition of the group’s impact in increasing diversity within the industry. Bandhu serves on the Board of Advisors for the Yale School of Drama where he received his MFA in Acting. He is currently renovating a 200-year old farmhouse in CT where he lives with his husband and two golden retrievers.