Navin Chowdhry was born and raised in Bristol, England. He made his professional debut aged 15 in John Schlesinger’s critically-acclaimed film Madame Sousatzka (1988), starring alongside Shirley MacLaine and Peggy Ashcroft.

Several films followed co-starring with actors such as Peter O’Toole and Nigel Hawthorne.

In 1994, Navin graduated with 2:1 from Imperial College London, where he completed a three-year biochemistry degree whilst still managing to work on several TV projects along the way.

Since then, he has played Kurt in Channel 4’s cult comedy Teachers (2001) and Raph in Channel 4’s drama NY-LON (2004). Other notable TV work includes Doctor Who (2005), The Golden Hour (2005), Sinchronicity (2006), A Touch of Cloth (2012), Doctor Foster (2015), The Replacement (2017), The End of the F***ing World (2017) and Next of Kin (2018).

Navin has also written and produced a handful of projects including the award-winning short film This Bastard Business (2000) and a short play called Mashed which was performed at the Bristol Old Vic.