He also said there was no intent by The Times to put out misinformation.
He later moved to New York City where he began appearing in off-Broadway productions.
He won an Obie Award for his critically acclaimed one-man show Sakina's Restaurant.
On March 12, 2007, he was promoted to a regular correspondent.
Mandvi was born in Mumbai, India to a Muslim family.
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In New York, Mandvi found himself in a position similar to that of millions of other transplants: that of a struggling actor.
However, the odds were in his favor when he wrote a one-man play to showcase both his writing and his acting skills.
Aasif Mandvi was born in Mumbai, India, in March 1966 and moved with his family first to England and then the United States.