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Utkarsh Ambudkar in White Famous in 2017
|Occupation||Actor, singer, rapper|
He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and grew up in the suburbs where his parents were scientists at the National Institutes of Health. He starred in comedy roles at Thomas S. Wootton High School in Rockville, Maryland, and he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in 2004.
He is a former VJ for MTV Desi. He has appeared in the comedy film Pitch Perfect as the character Donald, and in the television shows The Mindy Project and The Muppets. He was set to star in the Fox series, Eat, Pray, Thug but the show was not picked up. Ambudkar originated the role of Aaron Burr in the developmental readings of Hamilton. Utkarsh was also seen in the Dungeons & Dragons campaign Force Grey: Giant Hunters and Force Grey: Lost City of Omu, hosted by Matthew Mercer. In that, he plays the character "Hitch", a rogue with a nefarious past. He currently plays Raj on the sitcom Brockmire.
Since 2005, Ambudkar has been a part of hip-hop improv group Freestyle Love Supreme under the name UTK the INC. As part of the group, he participated in the limited television series for Pivot in 2014 and made his Broadway debut in the group's self-titled show on October 2, 2019. He played Jern in the 2019 film Brittany Runs a Marathon.
- The Gold Tusk EP (2006)
- Members Only EP (2012)
- Vanity (2019)
- Petty (2019)
- Freestyle Love Supreme (2019)
|2015||Freaks of Nature||Parminder|
|2016||Ride Along 2||Amir|
|2016||Barbershop: The Next Cut||Raja|
|2018||Game Over, Man!||Bae Awadi|
|2019||Brittany Runs a Marathon||Jern|
|TBA||The Broken Heart Gallery||Post-production|
|Marry Me||Coach Manny|
|2006; 2010||The Electric Company||UTK; Harry||2 episodes|
|2011||Danni Lowinski||Rasoul||Television film|
|2012||Freestyle Love Supreme||UTK||Television film|
|2013||The Mindy Project||Rishi Lahiri||10 episodes|
|2016||The Simpsons||Jay (voice)||Episode: "Much Apu About Something"|
|2016||The Muppets||Pizza||3 episodes|
|2017||White Famous||Malcolm||10 episodes|
|2018||Bartlett||Sanjay Kahn||4 episodes|
|2018-||Harvey Street Kids||Fredo (voice)||17 episodes|
|2020||Mira, Royal Detective||Chikku (voice)||Main cast|
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