Naveen Andrews is an English actor most known for playing Sayid Jarrah in the ABC sci-fi-mystery drama series, Lost. Besides his most-widely-recognized role in Lost, Andrews is known for his appearances in films like The English Patient, Rollerball; and TV shows like Sinbad, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Sense8, and Instinct.

In this article, we look at the career and the net worth of Naveen Andrews.

What is the Net Worth of Naveen Andrews? Income Sources & Salary

As of July 2020, Naveen Andrews has a net worth of $10 million. The primary source of his income is his career as an actor. The bulk of his income is believed to have come from his six years as one of the main characters on Lost — which, to this day, remains one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed TV shows in history.

Andrews started his on-screen career in 1991 with a role in the movie, London Kills Me. 

He starred as Karim Amir in the BBC four-part miniseries, The Buddha of Suburbia, in 1993.

He played Kip Singh in the Oscar-nominated 1996 romantic war drama, The English Patient, starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, and Colin Firth, among others.

By the turn of the millennium, Andrews had appeared in a litany of different movies like Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, Mighty Joe Young, Drowning on Dry Land, and A Question of Faith.

Naveen Andrews as Sayid Jarrah
Naveen Andrews as Sayid Jarrah

His stock skyrocketed when he landed the role of the Iraqi communications-officer-turned-interrogator, Sayid Jarrah, in  J.J. Abrams‘ sci-fi/supernatural mystery drama series, Lost.

Widely considered one of the greatest TV shows of all time, Lost was a huge ratings-draw for ABC throughout its six-season run and was the recipient of countless awards. Andrews was himself nominated for a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award for his portrayal of Sayid Jarrah.

Since his Lost days, Andrews has starred as Jafar in the ABC fantasy-drama, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland; and played Jonas Maliki in the Netflix sci-fi drama series, Sense8.

Naveen Andrews: Age, Height, Parents

Naveen Andrews was born Naveen William Sidney Andrews on January 17, 1969, to businessman Stanley Andrews and psychologist Nirmala Andrews — both Indian immigrants of Malayali Nasrani descent. He is 51 years old as of July 2020 and stands at 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 meters).

Born to a Methodist Christian household in Lambeth, London, England, Andrews’ childhood was restrictive and abusive.

He left home at 16 and moved in with his high-school mathematics teacher, Geraldine Feakins — a woman who was 14 years his senior — and began a romantic relationship with her. His parents cut him out of his life completely and they died without ever reconciling with their son.

Andrews studied acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

Naveen Andrews: Relationships and Children

Most of Andrews’ relationships have been with women older than him. His first romantic relationship was as a 16-year-old who found escape from his abusive household in a romantic relationship with his then-30-year-old Mathematics teacher, Geraldine Feakins. 

Naveen moved out of his parents’ home and lived with Feakins. They even parented a child together in 1992: a son Jaisal Andrews — born when Naveen was 23; their relationship had soured a year before Jaisal’s birth.

Naveen Andrews and Barbara Hershey
Naveen Andrews and Barbara Hershey
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Andrews then started dating actress Barbara Hershey — a woman whom he met on-set of the movie, Drowning on Dry Land, and who was 21 years his senior — in 1998. They had an on-off relationship before separating for good in 2009. During a lapse in their relationship circa 2005, Andrews fathered a son with Czech-French actress Elena Eustache, Naveen Joshua.