|Date of Birth||May 5, 1962|
|Role on Haunting Hour||Mr. Sadigh|
Manoj Sood (born May 5, 1962) is a Kenyan Canadian film and television actor. Manoj immigrated with his family to Canada in 1964 when he was 18 months old. He grew up in Calgary, Alberta. Later, he went to filming school in St Michaels University School in Victoria, BC.
Life and career
Manoj Sood was born in Mombassa, Kenya but grew up in Western Canada. Manoj entered the entertainment world in 1994 and has been working steadily for the past 12 years. Manoj, much to his surprise, landed a supporting role in an American MOW after his very first audition. Up until then his only acting experience had been from his acting classes. Manoj walked onto his first day of shooting as green as a person of color can be. When the camera operator said, "speed" Manoj thought he was saying "speak" so he jumped right into saying his lines. The director then gave a very nervous Manoj his first on-set note: "Manoj you have to wait for the word 'action' before you say your lines".
Since that day Manoj has appeared in more than 40 television and feature film productions. He has appeared on popular television shows like Da Vinci's Inquest, The Dead Zone, Romeo!, Little Mosque on the Prairie and Dead Like Me as well as numerous others. Manoj has also acted in popular films such as Meltdown (2004) (TV) and Rat Race (2001).
Manoj has been a passionate fly fisherman and amateur astronomer since he was a child so when he's not acting you will find him fly-fishing with his son or gazing into the universe with his telescope.
Brother of actress Veena Sood.
Attended St Michaels University School in Victoria, BC.
Grew up in Calgary, Alberta.
Avid fly fisherman and fly tier since he was 10 years old.
Immigrated to Canada in 1964 when he was 18 months old.
Is a well known amateur astronomer, a hobby he has been passionately involved in since age 12.
Son, Kama born May 6, 1998.
Quite Often plays Arab-Muslim characters, however Manoj himself is of East Indian Hindu descent.
|1997||Survival on the Mountain||Boutros||TV movie|
|Doomsday Rock||Missile Commander||TV movie, Uncredited|
|Breaker High||Guru||Episode: "Don't Get Curried Away"|
|Viper||P.M. Sintong Nameh||Episode: "Cat and Mouse"|
|2000||Romeo Must Die||Akbar|
|Da Vinci's Inquest||Man in Office Building||Episode: "That's the Way the Story Goes"|
|2001||Rat Race||High Roller|
|2002||The Sausage Factory||Doctor||Episode: "Purity Test"|
|Monk||Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Candidate: Part 1", Uncredited|
|The Dead Zone||Apu, Convenice Store Clerk||Episode: "Unreasonable Doubt"|
|Da Vinci's Inquest||Bernie||Episode: "Twenty Five Dollar Conversation"|
|2004||Jake 2.0||Dr. Vikram Taleek||Episode: "Dead Man Walking"|
|Romeo!||Principal Gurjit Ramawad||Episode: "Loose Lips"|
|Episode: "A Matter of Principal"|
|Human Cargo||Mr. Sanjay Desai||TV mini-series|
|Touching Evil||Mr. Patel||Episode: "Pilot"|
|Meltdown||Syed Kahn||TV movie|
|Dead Like Me||Mr. Akhtar||Episode: "Send in the Clown"|
|Episode: "Forget Me Not"|
|2005||The Dead Zone||Cabbie||Episode: "Double Vision"|
|Robson Arms||Urologist||Episode: "A Certain Vintage"|
|The 4400||Albert||Episode: "The Hidden"|
|Fetching Cody||Security Guard|
|Da Vinci's City Hall||Santosh Kumar||Episode: "One Man, Two Jobs"|
|Murder Unveiled||Lawyer||TV movie|
|A Little Thing Called Murder||Syed Bial Ahmed|
|Godiva's||Mr. Hadieri||Episode: "Fast and Loose"|
|Episode: "Out the Door"|
|The Evidence||Medical Examiner||Episode: "Borrowed Time"|
|A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story||Actor||TV movie|
|2007||White Noise: The Light||Male Nurse|
|Partition||The Wood Gatherer|
|2007—present||Little Mosque on the Prairie||Baber Siddiqui||Regular Role|
|2008–2009||Winnipeg Comedy Festival||Baber Siddiqui|
|2011||R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour||Mr. Sadigh||Episode: "The Dead Body"|
|Fathers & Sons||Sutish||Completed|
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules||Convenience Store Customer #2|