Naveen William Sidney Andrews (born 17 January 1969) is a British-American actor.He is known for numerous roles, such as Sayid Jarrah in the television series Lost, Kip Singh in the film The English Patient and Sanjay in the 2002 remake of Rollerball.Before the latest revelations he was already a figure of some controversy, as he dates actress Barbara Hershey, who is 21 years his senior, and was last year accused of cheating on her.And Norman Feakins, the husband of the teacher who seduced him, is said to still be bitter about the school pupil who stole his wife.Andrews starred in the 1993 BBC miniseries Buddha of Suburbia.He portrayed "Kip Singh" in The English Patient (1996) and Sayid in the popular television series Lost (2004)."When I read the script it seemed a very intimate love story. The relationship is always going to be impossible; it's not going to work. I've got a lot of sympathy – that comes with getting older." Both his parents are dead. "I hope, wherever they are, they're finding peace, because they didn't have it when they were alive.There is a certain grandeur about a love that both people recognise doesn't have a hope in hell." However many roles he takes on as an actor, they will be overshadowed by those he has played in real life. They didn't get to be parents in the way I've got to be a parent, and that's very sad." While he might not agonise over his past, it has left marks. "If you've grown up feeling unattractive, I don't think you ever lose that. I'm never going to wake up and look in the mirror and think, 'Yes, I'll go out and meet people'.
At the age of 16, while at Emanuel School, he fell in love with his then-30-year-old mathematics teacher, Geraldine Feakins whom he moved in with to escape his abusive home; their son, Jaisal, was born seven years later, in 1992.
He has been deprived of his son, which one might regard as a legitimate grievance to pursue somebody and kill them," he says of the role of Lord Akbari, arch-nemesis of Sinbad, in a fantasy family drama about to debut on Sky 1.
Parenthood, he says is "wonderful, a privilege", revealing that "it's turned out to be good for me in a way I could never have predicted". His family was one of the earliest non-white families to settle in an area now richly multiracial. "It didn't seem exceptional, from when you're very small till later, when it becomes violent." From his LA perspective he believes Britain has improved, racially speaking, but is aware there are still problems.
But Andrews and Hershey got back together and continued their relationship until breaking up last year.
Speaking about their relationship, Hershey had said: 'Naveen is full of contradictions. He kind of gives off this quality of danger at times, and yet he's very vulnerable.