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Satya Sorab Bhabha (born 13 December 1983) is a British-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 New Girl.

Satya Bhabha
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Satya Sorab Bhabha

(1983-12-13) 13 December 1983 (age 35)
London, United Kingdom
Years active2003–present


Life and careerEdit

Bhabha was born in London, England. His father, professor Homi K. Bhabha, is an Indian of Parsi heritage.[1] His mother, lecturer Jacqueline Bhabha (née Strimpel), was born in India, to German Jewish parents, and grew up in Italy.[2] He is a graduate of Yale University,[3] where he acted in and directed student theatre 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.[4]

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.


Year Title Role Notes
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)
2011 Weighting Generic Short
2012 Midnight's Children Saleem Sinai
2014 American Dream: The True Story Josh D'Souza
2015 Miss India America Sanjay
2018 Dude Mr. Bemis
2018 Change in the Air Josh Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2011 The Good Wife Jimal Mifsud 1 episode (season 3: episode 1)
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 No. 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)
Web Series
Year Title Role
2015 The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy John Smee
2016 The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo Andy


  1. ^ Eakin, Emily (17 November 2001). "Harvard's Prize Catch, a Delphic Postcolonialist". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 February 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "'Mugsy' proves to be top dog in Handsome Dan competition". Yale University. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  4. ^ Fischer, Russ (13 August 2010). "Scott Pilgrim's Satya Bhabha Will Play the Lead Role in Salman Rushdie's 'Midnight's Children'". Slash Film. Retrieved 22 January 2011.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Satya Bhabha at Wikimedia Commons