Satya Sorab Bhabha (born 13 December 1983) is a British-born American actor most known for his role as Matthew Patel in the 2010 film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and his recurring role as Shivrang in the New Girl.
Life and career
Bhabha was born in London, England. His father, professor Homi K. Bhabha, is an Indian of Parsi heritage. His mother, lecturer Jacqueline Bhabha (née Strimpel), was born in India, to German Jewish parents, and grew up in Italy. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he acted in and directed student theater productions, is said to have been a member of Skull and Bones, and was a recipient of the Louis Sudler Prize for Excellence in the Arts.
In 2010, Bhabha appeared in the film version of the graphic novel Scott Pilgrim, entitled Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Bhabha plays the lead role in the Deepa Mehta film Midnight's Children (2012), based on Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children.
In 2012, Bhabha was cast in the FOX sitcom New Girl. He plays a love interest and fiancé of Hannah Simone's character Cece.
Bhabha has been playing the cello since he was very young and has performed around the world in symphonies, as well as with different chamber ensembles. He has played cello for the band, He's My Brother She's My Sister, a Los Angeles-based group.
|2003||Swordswallowers and Thin Men||Jon Weiner|
|2010||Fair Game||B.U. Student No.2|
|Scott Pilgrim vs. the World||Matthew Patel||Nominated—Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble |
Nominated—Scream Award for Best Villain (shared with Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, Mae Whitman, Shota Saito, Keita Saito and Jason Schwartzman)
|2012||Midnight's Children||Saleem Sinai|
|2014||American Dream: The True Story||Josh D'Souza|
|2015||Miss India America||Sanjay|
|2011||The Good Wife||Jimal Mifsud||1 episode|
|NCIS||Asa Zoranj||1 episode|
|2012||CollegeHumor Originals||Pavel||1 episode|
|2013||New Girl||Shivrang||Recurring role, 7 episodes: |
"Cooler" (season 2: episode 15)
"Parking Spot" (season 2: episode 17)
"Tinfinity" (season 2: episode 18)
"Bachelorette Party" (season 2: episode 22)
"Virgins" (season 2: episode 23)
"Winston's Birthday" (season 2: episode 24)
"Elaine's Big Day" (season 2: episode 25)
|2014||Key & Peele||Terrorist #2||"Terrorist Meeting" (season 5: episode 3)|
|2015||Eastsiders||Jared||Recurring role, 6 episodes |
"Weirder than Normal" (season 2: episode 1)
"Jump" (season 2: episode 2)
"And Gomorrah" (season 2: episode 4)
"Sex Therapy" (season 2: episode 8)
"Afternoon Delight" (season 2: episode 5)
Thick Like a Lotion" (season 2: episode 8)
|2015||Young & Hungry||Kal||"Young & How Gabi Got Her Job Back" (season 2: episode 11)|
|2015||The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy||John Smee|