|Height||173 cm (5 ft 8 in)|
Chowdhry is of Indian-origin and was born and brought up in Bristol, England. Son of Simi Chowdhry, a well known public figure, a woman activist. In 1994 he graduated from Imperial College, London, earning a 3-year degree in biochemistry with 2:1 honours.
His next major role was as I.T. teacher Kurt McKenna in the successful comedy show Teachers in 2001–2003, and is also well known for playing PC Sanjay Singh in Dalziel and Pascoe. He also appeared as a possible rapist in Judge John Deed.
Chowdhry appeared in Waking The Dead, Series 3, Episode 3, entitled "Breaking Glass", opposite Trevor Eve and Sue Johnston. In the episode, he portrays the psychologically affected "Rainman". He then starred in the Channel 4 drama series NY-LON as Raph.
On 30 October 2005, he appeared on stage at the Old Vic theatre in London in the one-night play Night Sky alongside Christopher Eccleston, Bruno Langley, David Warner, Saffron Burrows and David Baddiel. In 2005 he made a guest appearance in Doctor Who, then starring Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor. In 2006, he appeared in the BBC Three drama series Sinchronicity, playing Mani.
Chowdhry has also produced projects such as the award-winning short film "This Bastard Business" and a short play entitled Mashed.
He portrayed Nodin Chavdri in the 2017 film Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
|1988||Madame Sousatzka||Manek Sen|
|1990||King of the Wind||Agba|
|1993||The Seventh Coin||Salim|
|1994||The Dove's Lost Necklace||Hassan|
|2000||Skin Deep||Norman||TV film|
|This Bastard Business||Vinod||Short|
|2002||Bhangra Heads||Hari||TV film|
|2007||A Chaat in the Park||Mahir||Short|
|2009||Skellig'||Mr. Watson||TV film|
|2015||I Love NY||Ishan|
|2017||With Love from Calais||Nav||Short|
|Star Wars: The Last Jedi||Resistance Cargo Pilot|
|1993||London's Burning||Rasheed||1 episode|
|1994||Schwarz greift ein||Rawi||Episode: "Blinde Wut"|
|1995||Crown Prosecutor||Raj Kapoor||1 episode|
|1996||Casualty||Zaf||Episode: "Land of Hope"|
|Gulliver's Travels||Prince Munodi||1 episode|
|1997||The Ruth Rendell Mysteries||Amal||Episode: "The Double"|
|Insiders||Jonathan Mason||Episode: "Offending Behaviour"|
|Dalziel and Pascoe||PC Sanjay Singh||4 episodes|
|2000||City Central||Tim Anand||Episode: "History"|
|2001||Judge John Deed||Colin Gee||Episode: "Rough Justice"|
|On A Life's Edge||Peter||TV short|
|2001-2003||Teachers||Kurt McKenna||Series regular|
|2002||Animated Tales of the World||Pawel||Episode: "The Flower of Fern"|
|2003||Waking the Dead||Rainman||Episode: "Breaking Glass"|
|2005||Doctor Who||Indra Ganesh||Episode: "Aliens of London"|
|New Tricks||Sergeant Pushkar Guha||Episode: "Family Business"|
|The Golden Hour||Dr. Naz Osbourne||Mini-series|
|2009||Free Agents||Raz||2 episodes|
|2010||Five Days||DC Bilal Choudry||2 episodes|
|2011||The Body Farm||Parvez Khan||1 episode|
|2012||Mr Blue Sky||Rakesh Rathi||3 episodes|
|2012-2014||A Touch of Cloth||DC Asap Qureshi||Series regular|
|2013||The Job Lot||Sunil Mitesh||1 episode|
|2015||Doctor Foster||Anwar||3 episodes|
|2016||Midsomer Murders||Sonny Desai||Episode: "Habeas Corpus"|
|The End of the F***ing World||Tony||Series regular|
|2018||Next of Kin||Dr. Kareem Shirani||Series regular|
|Our Girl||Inspector Chowdhrey||4 episodes|
|2019||Death in Paradise||Andy Spriggs||Episode: "Wish You Weren't Here"|
|Thunderbirds Are Go||Cameron||Episode: "Chain Reaction"|
|2020||McDonald & Dodds||Pete Wattal||Episode: "The Fall of the House of Crockett"|
|Out of Her Mind||Steve||2 episodes|
|2022||EastEnders||Nish Panesar||Regular role|
- Navin Chowdhry. Hollywood.com. Retrieved 2012-07-18.
- Teachers- Channel4. channel4.com
- Navin Chowdhry plays Mani. BBC (11 July 2006).
- Andrew Pettie (30 June 2010). Reunited: with the type of long-lost friends you’d rather leave behind, review. Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-07-18.
- "Claire Goose and Navin Chowdhry announced for the Girl Who Fell".